This would be a great way to get ideas flowing for colors and textures to bring back to the loom! In These Hills: Weaving the Landscape. This activity teaches observation and the beauty of nature through art.
A rope bracelet - reminds me of making friendship bracelets back in the day. My right second toe used to go numb because I'd hook the end of the bracelet over it, and then knot embroidery floss for HOURS.