Easy Rainbow Loom Bracelets
Making Rainbow Loom Bracelets is still a huge hit at our house!
If you have a child over the age of 7, I think they could get in on the fun. Boys especially love it!
Scroll down for more Rainbow Loom FUN…
- Video tutorials to show you how to make Rainbow Loom bracelets.
- Where to buy cheap Rainbow Loom Bands.
- Rainbow Looms for boys.
- How to make your own loom.
- Replacement Rainbow Loom hooks.
Rainbow Loom Bracelet Tutorial
Rainbow Loom is really for everyone! Boys, Girls, Grandmas, Moms, and Dads!
It’s recommended for ages 8 + and may take some extra effort from mom or dad to get started.
The first one we tried was a complete flop!
Until we started watching video tutorials and now we have created our own video too.
Watch. Pause. Watch again. Go back. Watch. Pause… you get the picture!
(This tutorial was lovingly created by my son!)
Rainbow Loom Bands
Other Rainbow Loom Supplies
Rainbow Loom – This loom also comes with loom bands.
Assorted Loom Bands – To make the bracelet shown in the video below: 12 red, 12 yellow, 12 white.
Storage Box – Not needed to make the bracelet, but essential for organization and storage.
Rainbow Loom for Boys
My youngest son cannot get enough of rainbow loom bands.
He even shipped 18 rainbow loom bracelets off to his cousins and gave 20 away as gifts to classmates and we still have more!!
At Christmas his stocking was full of new bands (scented), his brother gave him some (metallic), and his Gram found camouflage loom bands. A total success in his eyes!
Make Your Own Loom
Are you hooked yet? 🙂
Don’t have a Rainbow Loom at home?
At our house we already owned one loom, but we had more people who wanted to “loom” at the same time.
So, my husband and son created a DIY Loom, a DIY hook, and a rubber band holder.
Supplies: Two nails and a block of wood.
You could use smaller nails or thumb tacks.
I’ve even heard some kids can do a fishtail design on their fingers or two pencils!
We even tried a serving fork, but the rubber bands kept popping off.
Replacement Rainbow Loom Hook
Is your Rainbow Loom hook broken or bent out of shape?
After just 3 weeks of intense looming, my son’s hook snapped. I thought he must just have been really hard on it or that he was putting too much pressure on it, but it turns out he was not alone!
What to do? Click here to buy a replacement Rainbow Loom hook.
In the meantime, you can also use crochet hooks!
The metal or aluminum crochet hooks are super tough and they work great!
You can purchase them on-line here or at craft stores.
We’ve found that the sizes H and I hooks work best for us, but they come in all different sizes.
Rainbow Loom Games
Rainbow Looms for little ones…
Do you have a Rainbow Loom for your big kids, but your little guys are interested in it too?
Rainbow Looms are great for patterning, counting, letter recognition, color identification, sorting, following directions, and fine motor skills!
Tori is back sharing how her 4 year old “plays” with the loom.
She said, “My little boy doesn’t quite understand how to make the bracelets yet, but he loves to use the band and hooks.”
Here are some easy games for preschoolers to play with the loom…
1. Parent calls out a few colors and child finds those color loom bands.
2. Child uses the hook and bands to make a simple pattern like ABABA or ABCABC or ABBABBA.
3. Capital letters. Use the pegs to make a grid, like a small geoboard. Call out letters and have your child stretch and pull the rubber-bands. For example: H, L, M, N, T, W, X
4. More patterning: Draw a pattern and have your child copy it on the loom.
Not only does your child feel like a Big Kid, using the loom becomes educational!
Special thanks to Tori for taking the picture and sharing the idea! Make sure to check out the awesome post Tori did on Grandma Camp,
Rubber-bands could be a choking hazard for all children. Please monitor your children at all times.