One of the earliest crafts I remember doing as a kid was making lanyards at summer camp. They were a little tough for me when I was little because you need a certain level of finger dexterity to do a good job, but I always loved working on them anyway. There were so many different stitches to learn and you could interweave lots of different colors. You also always felt like you had a great gift to give away to someone when you were done making your lanyard. Even if it didn't turn out perfect, everyone knew and could appreciate the amount of time and energy you took to put that gift lanyard together.
There were also some really practical lanyard crafts you could make once you were a little older and got better at the different stitches. You could make lanyard key chains or lanyard whistle holders to go around your neck or wrist. Lanyards aren't just for the Summer though, they can be a perfect craft to do on a rainy day or just to keep your fingers busy while watching tv.
Easy Braided Friendship Bracelet Friendship bracelets have been around for years and are a favorite with girls. Some forms of this craft use intricate weaving and macramé patterns, but ours is as simple as braiding a friend’s hair!
Yarn Octopus Spin a yarn as you settle down to create this yarn octopus. The finished craft makes a great source of inspiration for young imaginations to make up stories about their particular octopus.
Plastic Canvas Cross Bookmark Weaving lanyard through plastic canvas can create lots of fun textures. Make this pretty in pink cross bookmark to use with a book you are reading.
Diamond Braid Lanyard Keychain The braiding technique of this classic camp craft lends itself nicely to creating key chains, bracelets, or just for passing the time. Combine different colors for a variety of looks.
God's Eye A craft from the Huichol tribe of Mexico, kids can easily create many of these colorful God's Eyes with Popsicle sticks and yarn.
Troop Number Compasses Activity Decorate a compass key ring with your troop number and scout colors.
Red, White & Blue Key Ring Wear one on you key ring to show your patriotism or sell them to raise money for the Disaster Relief Fund.
Sport Water Bottle Holder Activities You choose the sport bead and the colors to customize a water bottle holder to take with you to your games and clip to your sport bag.
Plastic Lace Backpack Decoration These are so fun to make, you'll want to give one to all your friends.
Plastic Lace Key Ring These are so fun to make, you'll want to give one to all your friends.
Woven Key Rings We've made these before and everyone loves them. Try our new flat cord and make one for everybody you know. These are made with recycled cord using the same technique used when making camp lanyards.
Trading Card SWAPS What a great way to use your duplicate cards. Make 'em from Pokemon Cards, Baseball Cards or Beanie Baby Cards.
Back Pack Baseball Cap Baseball fans can clip this to their back packs made out of team colors
Film Canister First Aid Kit Hook them to your belt or your back pack! These are great for camping, school, summer camp or field trips.
Finger Weave Jump Rope Pick your favorite colors and make your own jump rope out of weaving loops! Both boys and girls love to finger weave. Kids as young as 8 can learn to do this. Teens enjoy it too!
Lanyard Made from nylon loops and beads, this lanyard is not only fun to make but useful too! Attach your keys or identification card so you always have them close at hand.
Lanyard keychains They were a blast to make, and would also be perfect gift for any holiday.
God’s eyes to Make It is easy to make, and the result will impress anyone!
Lanyard Key Chains to Make for Children Beautiful decoration for your keys! Everyone can make it! Everyone will enjoy it!
4 Strand Braided Lanyard to Make I think it is amazing opportunity to make beautiful item by your hands!
6-End Straight Braiding Making Directions This free jewelry making project shows you how to make a wish item using lanyard.
4-End Straight Braiding Making Instructions It is a very beautiful item and not difficult to do!
4-End Spiral Braiding Help your child to make such cute thing and your child will find it very interesting!
Box Stitch Key Chain Interesting and creative item to add to your keys
Fountain It is cute little
decoration, which you can attach to your tie or shirt!