Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese form of braiding that is easy to do and makes unique and beautiful pieces. One of the great things about this particular technique is that you probably have every thing you need at home.
There are tons of patterns online, here are a few that we have put together.
You can also check out these books for more Kumihimo ideas from the library's catalog. Japanese Braiding The Art of Kumihimo by Jacqui Carey A Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo by Donna McKean-Smith The Knotting and Braiding Bible by Dorothy Wood Kumihimo Basics and Beyond by Rebecca Combs.
Check out the library's Creativebug (free with your valid Alachua County Library Card) eSource for more craft ideas and tutorials.