I know I blogged recently about not having a clue what loom bands were, but that was before the small people caught the loom band bug and are now suitably OBSESSED with making them.
For those who have been living under a rock or on another planet and the craze has still passed them by, loom bands are small rubber type bands that can be woven together to make bracelets, either by using a loom board or your fingers.
So when we got the chance to try out some Rainbow Braid loom bands I jumped at the chance as we had exhausted our supply and they were itching to make some more.
They come in a variety of colours, and are latex and lead free. Whereas some bands can feel a bit flimsy, I did think these felt stronger and more hard wearing than some you can get.
With plenty of colours to choose from, they were spoilt for choice when it came to deciding what colour band to make first.
Should it be a cool black and green one, or a lighter pink and lilac one?!
Although we have a loom board, we’re still to really get the hang of that yet and prefer to do the finger bands. Loom boards are great if you want to do more intricate and complicated designs, so we really should get to grips with it and broaden our loom band experience.
The band delivery came at just the right time, as they spent an entire afternoon making bracelet after bracelet. Anything that keeps them quiet, occupied, and entertained for hours on end is a great activity in my eyes!
Everyone can enjoy making them too, not just the children. I even like making them myself. There’s something a bit therapeutic about winding bands around your fingers and creating bracelets, as you can just do it and let your mind wander!
These are just a few of the many bands we made.
If you’re yet to embrace the loom band craze, I highly suggest these and that it’s a great, crafty activity for children, and one that’s enjoyed by either gender.
We were sent some Rainbow Loom bands in order to do this review. All thoughts and opinions strictly true and our own personal opinion.