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Katherine Lee

Is Your Child Crazy About Rainbow Loom?

By August 17, 2013

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If you have a school-age child, you've probably heard about Rainbow Loom bracelets. This latest kid fad is actually a version of the Silly Bandz craze that was all the rage a few years ago. Silly Bandz were those colorful rubber band bracelets that came in all sorts of shapes, from animals to musical instruments and everything in between. Rainbow Loom bracelets are a variation of that -- colorful rubber bands that can be linked together with a crochet needle, a special plastic "loom," or just with fingers -- to create fun bracelets, necklaces, and even rings for kids.

These pretty rubber band bracelets and other jewelry are easy and fun to make, and kids can choose their own colors and patterns to make what they want. Besides encouraging creativity, Rainbow Loom jewelry can also help kids work on their fine-motor skills. They are so much fun, parents will soon find themselves addicted as well. (I gotta confess I've fallen for them, too.)

So get some of these cute and colorful rubber bands and, if you want to make complicated designs, a Rainbow Loom kit or a Mini Rainbow Loom kit and read my step-by-step instructions for how to make a simple rubber band bracelet.

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