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Bike Grips Two Ways





Host: Jenny Barnett Rohrs

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

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

Time needed for project:
1 hour


Materials needed:

  1. Pepperell Braiding Co. Rexlace™ Plastic Lacing
  2. FloraCraft® Design it® SimpleStyle® Diamond Wrap
  3. Bike grips
  4. Scissors
  5. Painters tape

Sparkle mesh bike grips:

  1. Drape mesh over bike grips, measuring around. Mark with marker. Cut along the line using scissors.
  2. Mark again the length of the bike grips. Mark and cut again.
  3. Using lace, lace up the two ends around the bike grips like tennis shoes.
  4. Tie an overhand knot when you get the bottom.
  5. Trim with scissors.

Woven bike grips:

  1. Measure out approximately 5 yards of lacing
  2. Find the middle and place over the edge of the bike grip.
  3. Tie and overhand knot to secure.
  4. Place one half of the lacing on either side.
  5. Using a macramé spiral (half) knot, bring the left hand side over the TOP of the bike grip. Place the RIGHT hand lacing on TOP of the left side lacing your brought over, then loop around to the back of the grip Thread the left hand lacing through the right hand side.
  6. See diagram:

  7. Continue knotting, letting a spiral form. Tie and overhand knot at the end and trim with scissors.

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