Giving Friendship Bracelets for a Smile with Monster High
As moms, we’ve all been aware of what’s currently happening in our country. From politics, to religion, to race there are a lot of unkind people in our society. At times it can be too much to handle for me and I have to tune everything out. I want my daughter to grow up understanding that we are all different and those differences are the very thing that make us unique. Even in our home, we have differences. My son is epileptic and none of my other children are. My family also shares a different religion from our other family members. At the end of the day we can all come together and celebration those differences because they shape who we are as individuals. When BabyCake and I spend time together, we play with toys like Monster High where the characters are all about bravery, spreading kindness and being welcoming of others no matter their differences.
Monster High inspired us to do a fun project together for some Monday Motivation! We made friendship bracelets to give to complete strangers in exchange for a smile. If we can bring a smile to someone’s face for the day, then we’ve done a great job at spreading a little more good in the world.
Today we’re sharing how you guys can make some easy friendship bracelets to give for a smile too!
First you can measure your arm for an adult bracelet or your daughter’s arm for a child’s bracelet. Grab several strings of embroidery floss, and cut them the proper length from your measurement. I used three different colors of string for each and doubled the threads. That way the bracelets will be nice and thick. Tie a knot at the top of your doubled floss pieces and then begin your simple braid pattern. Place a knot at the end, to go inside the knot at the top and you’re done! BabyCake wrote sweet kind messages on each popsicle stick and we wrapped the finished friendship bracelets around. Each person we gave a bracelet to will get an inspiring message as well!
We did a very basic braid pattern because the important part is creating a bracelet that will produce a smile and brighten someones day.
Monster High and Nickelodeon is encouraging girls everywhere to practice acts of kindness and bravery. You can encourage your daughter to do the same by doing a fun project like making and giving these friendship bracelets to bring a smile or by doing any random acts of kindness. Teaching our daughters to be welcoming of others creates acceptance and recognizes that we are all different. Being different is what makes each and every one of us an individual. I encourage my daughter to be brave enough to be different. Small acts of kindness add up to create a big impact in our everyday lives.
What are some ways you’re encouraging your daughter to be welcoming of others through kindness and bravery?