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Paracord bracelets: Fun to make, fun to wear

Kidsday reporter Evan Barraco wearing a paracord bracelet.

Kidsday reporter Evan Barraco wearing a paracord bracelet. Credit: Debbie Cain

Paracord bracelets are trendy bracelets made and worn by kids and adults.

Paracord is short for parachute cord, a lightweight nylon rope that was used during World War II. It had to be strong to support men on a parachute. It had many other purposes for the soldiers once they were on the ground. Paracord was even used by astronauts when they were repairing the Hubble Space Telescope in 1997.

The rope can be used to make necklaces, bracelets and more. Making a paracord bracelet is very easy, but you need materials such as scissors, a plastic buckle and a paracord bracelet maker (optional). Paracord is great for those with big imaginations. It is strong, and some types can hold up to 550 pounds without breaking, therefore it will be very durable and will last a long time.

The cost of the cord is about $3 for 3 feet. If you want to buy 7 feet, it’s about $6. You can buy the materials at your local hardware store or on the web. Paracord Planet is a very good website and is highly rated: You can find many paracord ideas on Pinterest. It takes about 15 minutes to make a bracelet if you are a beginner.

Paracord bracelets are great because they are fun to make in almost endless colors. If it’s a rainy day and if you’re bored, you can work on your bracelets. You can customize them to fit your personality.

Debbie Cain and Derrick Horodyski’s sixth-grade class, Chatterton Elementary School, Merrick

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