children and adults
have been creating constructs (or cradles) by looping string between the fingers of both hands and transferring them to the hands of another. It’s a great skill and so much fun to cooperate, share and create. There are several books on the market that offer instructions and illustrations so you can learn more cradles.
Different cultures have different names for the game. I’ve seen evidence of Cat’s Cradle as far back as 1765, but exactly how old the game is is up for debate.