If you have a daughter, very likely you have heard of it. If you have a son, possibly you have heard of it too. It is called “Rainbow Loom” which was created by a dad who is an engineer and wished to share the fun with his 2 daughters using rubber bands to weave bracelets. Who knows, he has sold 3 million Rainbow loom kits already and really impressed his 2 girls. His name is Choon Ng who migrated from Malaysia to Michigan, USA in 1991. Sure, with the success of this toy of the year, there are copycats, a lot…. you can easily find counterfeits online or in local stores. And also, there are many similar kits with slightly different names. As a mom, I concern about safety. Ng’s kit contains latex-free rubber bands and is tested with the safety toy standards of many countries.
My daughter is still too young to understand how to weave with the loom. She received a Rainbow Loom kit from my sister-in-law this year. Thanks my sister-in-law to gift her this kit and she is so nice to include 2 extra bags of rubber bands. My daughter was begging me to teach her how to make bracelets and necklaces. The operation using the loom is kind of complicated to her. Instead, I taught her every simple double chain bracelets. She can use her fingers and she has made a lot of bracelets and necklaces already. When I was a little kid, I used the similar technique to make jump rope and played with my classmates during recess time.
Rubber bands of the same size, I used 18 yellow and 18 pink ones plus 2 green ones. You can adjust the numbers based on the length you would like to make.
1 S-clip or C-clip
1) Wrap 2 yellow rubber bands around 1 green one and pull out through the green band. The green band is now cling on one end.
2) Repeat the above by using 2 pink bands wrap and pull through the 2 yellow bands. Repeat the same steps by using yellow and pink bands alternatively until all the yellow and pink bands are used up.
3) Use the last piece of green rubber band to wrap and pull the last 2 bands. Then pull the green band out and hook the 2 green bands with a S-clip or C-clip.
This is the official Rainbow Loom site with a lot of instructions to make different patterns of bracelets. http://www.rainbowloom.com/instructions
P.S. These are my personal opinions. I am not paid to write the product reviews or endorsements.
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