This simple project can give you peace of mind when you are traveling with a little one or visiting crowded places. This is a fun project to work on together. Let your child string the beads, while you do the cutting and securing.
When you put the bracelet on your child's wrist, put it on so that he or she can read the numbers and start to learn your phone number.
Cut a piece of cord long enough to wrap around your child's wrist one and a half times. Take a small piece of masking tape and fold it over one end of the cord. This is temporary and will help keep the beads from falling off of the cord. String pony beads onto the cord until you have enough beads to wrap once around your child's wrist. Place another piece of masking tape on the other end.
Repeat Step 1 to make a second strand of beads.
Cut a third piece of cord long enough to wrap around your child's wrist one and a half times. Take a small piece of masking tape and fold it over one end of the cord. String the number beads of your area code onto the cord and add a pony bead. String on the next three digits of your phone number, add a pony bead, and then string on the final four numbers of your phone number. Remove the masking tape and carefully add pony beads to either side of the phoe number until it matches the length of your other two strands of beads. You may want to add a piece of masking tape to the ends again.
Tie the strands of beads to one side of the parachute cord bracelet buckle, with the phone number strand in the middle of the first two strands you made. Secure with a double knot. Tie the loose ends to the other side of the buckle and secure with a double knot. Snip off the excess cord. Add a dab of clear nail polish or super glue to each knot and allow to dry.