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Kids’ Paracord Belt





Katie Hacker & Jenny Barnett Rohrs

When you see the “helping hand” symbol on a project, it means you may need adult supervision to do the project.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Advanced

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Mathematics - measuring
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour

Kids' Paracord Belt
By Katie Hacker

Materials needed:

Pepperell Braiding Co. Parachute 550
Pepperell Braiding Co. Signal Whistle Buckle
Pepperell Braiding Co. compass, carabiners and other accessories
Craft glue (or an adult with a lighter)


  1. Measure your waist, double the length and fold the cord in half.
  2. Pass the fold through half of the clasp then place the ends through the loop to make a lark's head knot.
  3. Tie the other end of the cords to the other half of the clasp in a square knot.
  4. Clip a compass onto the belt.
  5. Cut a piece of parachute cord that's about 11 times longer than the finished belt length.
  6. Use the long cord to tie square knots around the center cords of the belt.
  7. At the end of the belt, bring the cords to the back and weave them under the center of the knots. Add a drop of craft glue to hold the ends in place or ask an adult to use a lighter to melt them.
  8. Press the tips of the carabiners down between the loops on the front of the belt and use them to attach your favorite super hero accessories.


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