Cowboys and Indians has been a popular children's game for decades, but as time moves on, fewer and fewer kids go outside and play. This lasso can be a great way to get your kids to turn off the TV and run around outside. Use it as a game for birthday parties, teach your kids about eye-hand coordination or just get them ready for the real thing. This lasso is simple and small enough for your little cowpoke.
Tie an overhand knot at one end of rope. To tie an overhand knot, make a loop with your rope and pull the end of rope through the loop. Make sure it is tight and secure.
Make another overhand knot below the first one, but keep it loose and open.
Take the knotted end and bring it around and back through the loop. Imagine as if you are tying a normal overhand knot, but you are looping it twice before you tighten the knot. Keep it loose.
Take hold of the second loop around from the above overhand knot and pull the remaining length of rope taut. You should be left with a small loop.
Take the other end of rope and thread it through the loop you just made and you have your lasso.
Things you need
- Stiff rope, about 20 to 25 feet long