Loom Band Bracelet Fever – Did You Catch It?

Rainbow Loom Bracelets

I’m not sure about other parts of the country but where I live, loom bands are the rage.  Both my kids got one for Christmas (yes, even the boys are loving them) and it’s been a bracelet making factory in my house ever since.

Rainow Loom Bracelets

If you haven’t heard of this new fad, a Loom Band is a fairly new “invention” although I’m sure kids have been making something similar for years.  The bands are small rubber bands and you use a loom to make bracelets, charms, etc.  There are lots of different brands of looms out there. There’s the Cra-Z-Art Shimmer ‘n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker, the Magical Colorful Loom Kit, the Royal Loom Band, and the DIY Rubber Band Bracelets Loom. But our favorite loom and loom of choice is the Rainbow Loom.  You might think they are all the same but they aren’t.  There are very subtle differences and if you have little fingers making bracelets (or wrist bands), the Rainbow Loomis the loom for you!

Over the holiday break my daughter made bracelets for all of the kids in her class as well as the teacher.  She said they all loved them and every day since have asked her to make more for them, in different colors and different styles.

I have to admit, I’m kind of hooked on it too.  My kids and I all sit on living room floor, turn on YouTube tutorial and make all kinds of wrist bands/bracelets.  Here are some of the bracelets we have made and then under the pictures are the links to the videos on how to make them.

Taffy Twist Rainbow Loom Bracelet

Taffy Twist Bracelet

Confett Criss Cross Loom Bracelet
Confetti Criss Cross Bracelet

Starburt Loom Bracelet
Star Burst Bracelet

Liberty Twist Bracelet

Liberty Twist Bracelet

Twistzy Wistzy Loom Band Bracelet

Twistzy Wistzy Bracelet

What do you think about this Minion bracelet?  Adorable, right?

Minion Loom Bracelet

Minion Loom Band

We did the same pattern but changed the colors to make girls and even a Frankenstein.

Funny eope Rainbow Loom Bracelets

We even made a Minecraft Creeper.  Does it look like one?

Minecraft Creeper Loom Band

Minecraft Creeper

Pencil Loom Band Charms

Pencil Charm

Holiday Rainbo Loom Bracelet

 We have so much fun with it!

Rainbow Loom Bracelets

I’m a middle school counselor and part of my job is doing groups with students who are struggling socially, academically or have family struggles.  We meet weekly, eat lunch together and talk about strategies, techniques, solutions, etc.  I made wrist bands for each of the students in my groups (almost 50 of them) and they loved them!  Even the boys love them and wear them every day.  It was a fun treat for them and something that I could make a ton of without breaking my budget.

What do you think?  Have you heard of them?  Do your kids have one?  If so, what’s your favorite bracelet to make and if you wanted to leave me a link to a cool how to video, we would love it!

Happy bracelet making!

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Comments

  1. My daughter has a rainbow loom, thanks for the links, I will be sure to show her!

  2. We love it! My daughter is in grade 1 and we have fun with it. She loves to make the fishtail bracelet or the ring with beads. She asked my to make her a panda and that is just great. I am definitely going to try the minion. The eyes look tricky. Have fun!!

    • Thanks Lisa. A panda would be so cute! The eyes aren’t too bad if you use buttons. I just glued on googley eyes but they do fall off sometimes.

      • You don’t use the googly eyes you use the bands there is a good tutorial on youtube just search it. I don’t think we could do the googly eyes:)

    • i love them cus i am a kid try making pencil grips they are cool

  3. My sister loves it and she made over 500 bracelets in the past 5 weeks!!!!!!! I like it too but not that much!

  4. katie-jo says:

    this all so cool I lots but not minions : ]

  5. Hi Erin
    i was looking at this page and found a nice design of bracelet
    its the top one in the picture of Starburst Bracelet i have had a look around your Youtube pages but cant find a video tutorial do you have one and can i have a link ..i have also tried looking around all of Youtube without luck

    Thanks

    A Little Sheepish Shaun

  6. what is the name of the bracelet on the left side of liberty twist bracelet?
    thankyou

    • Are you talking about the top picture with all of the bracelets together? If so, it’s the Holiday Bracelet but instead of 2 colors (each side it’s own color), I alternated colors.

      Hope that helps!

  7. Lovethem all i make many butyouknowrubberbsnds always brakes so i buy more rubber bsnds last week snd make a beaded fushtail ,beaded single brsclet and s inverted fushtail