Remember Lanyards?

Back in elementary school, making lanyards was one of the ways I would pass time inbetween assignments. Everyone at my school made them and put them on the keyrings on our backpacks.

One thing I recall is that the hardest part of this quirky craft was “starting” the lanyard. Such a pain in the butt, but once you got going, they were extremely addictive!

These days, I’m sure elementary schoolers have way more “high-tech” ways to be distracted from their schoolwork. But in the late 90s, we had a much simpler alternative to silent reading.

So if you need a minute away from technology, starting a lanyard might be a new (old) way to unwind. Plastic lanyard can still be found at some craft stores. Here’s one of the tutorials I found on YouTube!

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