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.

Wavy Weave

A totally different take on friendship bracelets—but just as cool—the Chinese Ladder style weave creates a bold, color-blocking look without using very much thread. The tutorial we spotted over at Design Dazzle is a great starting point for little crafters. Skip on over to Design Dazzle to find out more.

photo: Christine Gierer via flickr

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Which style of friendship bracelet is your favorite? Share with us in a comment below!

—Gabby Cullen