How to Make a Celtic Knot
Celtic knots are so cool because they represent a never-ending line. They are also one of the most well known symbols of St Patrick’s Day, apart from the shamrock of course. This year for the Irish holiday celebrate by making a Celtic knot.
What You Need:
- 1 foot long piece of twine or rope
What You Do:
- Help your child set the piece of twine out flat in front of her in a single line.
- Let her form a loop in the center of the twine, with the left side of the twine over lapping the right side.
- Then, let her flip the left side of the twine down and up through the loop, similar to the first step of tying her shoes.
- Next, using the same end of the twine used in the last step, help your child pass the end of the twine back through the center loop.
- Then, pass the twine up through the bottommost loop. There should be a loop of twine shaped like an upside down “U” sticking out the top now.
- You should see three holes all in a row in your Celtic knot. Using the same end of twine from the last step, help your child weave the twine up through the bottommost hole.
- Then, let her weave the end of twine down through the middle hole.
- Next, help her weave the end of twin up through the uppermost hole (the top of the upside down “U” shape from step 4).
- Finally, help your child pull both ends of twine slightly to tighten the knot up a bit.
Don't worry if you don't succeed on your first try. Simply straighten out your piece of twine and try again.