Have you tried this craft - Kumihimo? Am I the last person to find it? That's surprising, since I really like French knitting and this is similar. I can tell this is going to be something that I will keep doing for awhile.
Here's my first try:
Here's the finished cord:
Then, I bought some satin cord and tried braiding with two colors:
Here's the other side:
I think this will make great fun for the grandkids. It's so easy, they will master it in no time!
What are you trying that's new to you? It's a great time to try something you've always wanted to try!