So, here is the link to the easy to follow instructions with links to videos if you need them. http://www.soldiercity.com/how-to-make-a-paracord-bracelet.html
Building on this basic skill, you could step up to a paracord survival belt. To make a paracord belt, just make a waist length bracelet! You just measure the length of the belt for the base and use about 70 feet of cord.
There's more than one pattern out there. I like this one and I will try it on my own before engaging the child. If it isn't 'doable', there's no sense frustrating him. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Paracord-Rescue-Belt
Add a watch, compass, or both. Or maybe some beads!