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• Today we're going to show you how to do Cat's Cradle. This is a two person string game that

• you play with a friend. And basically you are going to create three shapes over and

• over again, and pass the string back and forth to each other. The object of this game is

• to see how long you can keep it going without messing it up.

• OK, to get started, you're gonna take your string loop and lay it over your friend's

• hands and then you're going to pull it up from the inside and wrap it around the wrist

• once, and then do the same thing on the other side. Now your friend can open up her hands

• and she's going to use her middle finger to pick up the string on the opposite wrist

• for each side.

• This shape is actually the cat's cradle. This is the first shape.

• Alright now, you are going to take your thumb and your pointer finger, and you're going

• to grab an X on each side and move it out and around this bottom string.

• So, your friend's hands are this way, so you want to come at it from the side. You're going

• to reach in and grab an X on each side, just like that. You're going to pull that out around

• the bottom string and under it, right through it. As you push up, your friend is going to

• release all the strings and you are going to open your thumb and forefinger.

• You should have the second shape which is this X shape.

• Next, your friend is going to grab the two Xs on the sides and bring them out and around

• the two inner strings and under. Push them up through the center and open her thumb and

• forefinger while you release all the strings. This makes the tractor shape.

• Alright, the next step from this tractor shape you're going to come from the side. You're

• going to take your right hand and you're going to reach over the first two strings on the

• right and grab the inner string with your pinky and hold on to it You pull it back to

• make a triangle here. Then you're going to do the same thing with your left hand. Reach

• over the left side and grab that inner right string, pull it back and make another triangle.

• Now you're going to take your thumb and forefinger and put them into the triangle and under,

• up, and around the center.

• Now, while you do this, be sure you do not let go of these pinky strings down here. You're

• going to open your thumb and forefinger while your friend releases everything. Just don't

• let go of those pinkies.

• Now you're back to the cats cradle again. It may look upside down but it's the same

• shape. From here you just keep repeating all the steps, and you try to keep it going as

• long as you can.

• Grab the Xs, pull them out and around and up through the center. Grab the Xs, pull them

• out and around and up through the center. You keep this going as long as you can. See

• if you cannot mess it up. It's sometimes fun to see if you can speed it up a little bit

• too.

• OK, so if you like this game, be sure to check out some of my other videos on string games.

• I'll show you how to make jacob's ladder, I'll teach you how to make kitty whiskers,

• cup and saucer and I've also got a video on some neat tricks that you can do with jacob's

• ladder once you know how to make it.

• So have fun!

Today we're going to show you how to do Cat's Cradle. This is a two person string game that

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# How to do Cat's Cradle EASY! Step by step, with string

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逄鴻翔 posted on 2014/05/06
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