A new fun way to make survival bracelets!
Step 1: Materials
Materials needed to make this project are listed below:
- E6000 glue
- 10 feet of Paracord (two 5 foot sections for dual colored bracelet)
- Cardstock Paper
- one 3v watch battery
- an LED light
- a lighter
- a pair of scissors
- measuring tape
- scotch tape
- a buckle
Step 2: Creating the Battery Light
First, grab the 3v watch battery, cardstock paper, LED light, scotch tape, and E6000 glue.
Next, situate the LED light on the 3v watch battery so it will light up (as shown in the first picture above).
After you situate the LED light on the battery wrap tape on the upper side of the battery and tape one end of the light onto one side of the battery.
Next, cut out the cardstock paper to to fit the side of the battery with part of the LED light taped to it.
Lastly, use the E6000 glue to glue the cardstock paper onto the battery where the part of the LED light is taped to it and wait a few hours for it to dry.
Step 3: Putting Together the Paracord
While your waiting for the battery light to dry, begin putting together the paracord bracelet.
You will need a pair of scissors, measuring tape, a lighter, flint, a buckle, and 10 feet of paracord.
First, use the measuring tape to cut out 10 feet of paracord or if your like me and you want two different colors measure and cut out five feet of two different color paracord.
Next, you melt (not burn) the ends of the two paracord and put them together.
After you connect the two pieces of paracord grab your flint and feed the long piece of paracord through the two holes so that you get the melted part in the middle.
Lastly, feed the two ends of the paracord through the buckle and it should look something like the last two pictures above. Measure around you wrist whatever measure it comes to is how long the paracord from the buckle to the flint should be.
After you have done this you're on to knotting the paracord around the battery light using the basic cobra knot.
Step 4: Basic Cobra Knot
The knot I used to make the paracord bracelet is the basic cobra knot.
First, pick which color paracord you want on the outside. After you have done so use that color and go under the two strands and make a loop as shown in the first picture.
Next, take your other colored cord and go under the first cord, over the two strands and through the loop.
(In this example, I started with the green cord, fed it under the center two strands, making a loop to the left of the center two strands. I then used a camo colored cord, fed it under the solid green cord, fed it over the two center strands and through the loop I had previously created.)
Pull on both ends and tighten. Make sure the knot is tight.
Whenever you make a loop use the same color and switch sides every time.
Step 5: Knotting the Paracord Around the Battery Light
Once you have learned to make a cobra knot and have made two stop and place the battery/light as pictured above in picture one.
Next, continue making cobra knots down the bracelet and making sure the battery/light is secure and in place.
When you have made knots down to the flint cut the extra paracord and melt the edges to keep the paracord from becoming undone.
Step 6: You're Finished
Your finished project should look something like the picture above.
All you need is a little bit of pressure to turn the light on and off. Marvel at what you've created and be proud of it.