The principal was also able to help find a new recruit, what Warnecke referred to as their "expert."
"I was invited," said Eisenhower fourth-grader Lucas Barnes, who watches videos on the Internet to learn how to make cool bracelets. "They needed help making the bracelets. I've made tons. It's fun to make them, and my mom says it's really good for your brain."
Elaine said if she's mad at her sister, making a bracelet helps calm her.
Not every design requires a loom. The kids mentioned several including the fact, said Rachel, that "you can do an inverted fish tail with just your fingers."
The various designs are now displayed at the Eisenhower office. The kids started accepting donations for the bracelets on Tuesday. By Wednesday, they'd raised around $50. They'll help kids admitted to University of Iowa pediatric cancer unit.
"It's remarkable. We have students willing to give of their talent and time in order to help others," Warnecke said. "That makes it so easy to want to help them."
— News reporter Mark Newman is on Twitter @couriermark