Friendship bracelets are like good pals; they’re always a lot of fun no matter how many years go by. From simple braids to fancy twists and even a LEGO bracelet, we rounded up eight creations that are simple for kids to master and so gorgeous they’ll be displayed on arms all summer long. Flip through the album below to find your favorite design.

Diamonds Are Forever

If your kid has mastered the classic chevron weave, challenge her to try the diamond weave. A variation on the chevron, the intricate design is awesome and the project moves quickly with practice. You’ll find the tutorial over at Purl Soho.

photo: Traci Lawson via flickr

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—Gabby Cullen