Kirsten Halterman writes:

When I was a young child (about 4 or 5 years old), my mom taught me how to braid by making an octopus doll and allowing me to braid its legs. The following set of instructions is a step-by-step guide on how to teach your little one how to braid.

If your child is somewhat older, you can cater this project to their skill set by discussing the math involved. Whatever the age of your child, this project is intended for kids between the ages of 4 – 10 years old.