How to Make a Braided Jump Rope

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Oh boy, do I have a fun craft for you today.  I’m going to teach you how to make a Braided Jump Rope.  And, don’t worry if you don’t know how to braid…. I will be teaching you that as well.  Jumping rope is an excellent form of exercise… not to mention that it is extremely fun.  Would you rather play Tug-of-War???  If so, this braided rope will be perfect for that too.  So, let’s get started.



How to Make a Braided Jump Rope



 

Materials Needed

Old Fabric (sheets, baby blankets, etc…)

Scissors

Safety Pin

 

***In order to make this craft you need to know how to braid.  So, the first thing I’m going to teach you is how to braid.  If you already know how to braid please skip these steps and go to Step 1 of the Jump Rope tutorial.

 

How to Braid

Step 1



To braid with three strands...



To braid with three strands…



...pull the yellow strand under the red strand.



…pull the yellow strand under the red strand.


Step 2



Now pull the blue strand over the red strand.



Now pull the blue strand over the red strand.

 

Step 3



Now pull the yellow strand over the blue strand.



Now pull the yellow strand over the blue strand.

 

Step 4



Now pull the red strand over the yellow strand.



Now pull the red strand over the yellow strand.

 

Step 5



Now pull the blue strand over the red strand.



Now pull the blue strand over the red strand.  Continue pulling strands over each other in this pattern.  Try to make the braid as tight as possible.  Now you know how to braid…. let’s go to the Jump Rope Tutorial.

 

Jump Rope Tutorial

Step 1



Ask your parents for some fabric you can use.



Ask your parents for some fabric you can use.  I used old baby blankets.

 

Step 2



Cut strips that are about 1 to 2 inches wide.



Cut strips that are about 1 to 2 inches wide.  You will need a lot of strips.

 

Step 3



Tie the strips together at the top.



Tie the strips together at the top.

 

Step 4



Pin to your pants with a safety pin



Pin to your pants with a safety pin so you can braid the fabric together.

 

Step 5



tie another fabric strip onto this strip



When each strand nears its end and you can braid no longer… then tie another fabric strip onto this strip… Do this until you have a long enough rope.

 

Step 6



This is what it should look like once you reach the desired length of the rope.



This is what it should look like once you reach the desired length of the rope.

 



Finished braided jump rope.



This makes a very strong rope…. both adults and kids can use it.  Also, this makes a great tug-of-war rope that holds up to abuse.

So, there you go….you have just made your very own Braided Jump Rope.  What are you waiting for???…. Get Jumping!!

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