Ever heard of Rainbow Loom? Apparently it is a popular product for kids and adults and I have seen it mentioned in several family-oriented blogs. Of course I just couldn’t resist checking it out, and so I’ve been watching tutorials for rainbow loom friendship bracelets.
Honestly, reading up on this product and watching the videos was an ultimate throwback to when we were kids. Back then we didn’t have brightly colored rubber bands, but I would go in debt buying the ones available!
We didn’t use them as bracelets or anything though, we just joined them together to make skipping ropes.
So then I began thinking why would anyone spend on a loom when this can be done with just the bands and one’s own fingers? No need for c clips either, we would just tie them off. After watching the vids it began to be clear that with the loom, design options became limitless! Check out this more intricate design. I can also understand how making them can be addicting for adults and not just the kids. The young ones really just want to wear the end product, while the bigger ones may find making them a little therapeutic and keeps their hands busy.
The creator of the Rainbow Loom was a former crash-test engineer with Nissan, and a father of two girls. Read their story of success as told by the New York Times. Fantastic, isn’t it? I love how an idea just blossoms into something really special.
So amazed I was with the bright and cute bands that I went in search for it locally. I found sellers, but they were about twice the retail price on Amazon, and very expensive. There is a knock-off, a different brand, Loom Bandz, at a very low price. I’m ordering and we’ll see if it’s fun to make. Haha. If they’re any good, might give sets as gifts too, or whatever. It is after all, the time to start Christmas shopping. I’m thinking of giving gifts that encourage imagination and creativity. This seems like a good one, and definitely more pocket-friendly for a ninang like me than those exciting student guitars at guitar center. Hehe.
I can’t resist, here’s another video of a design I liked, chevron:
Do you find yourself getting hooked to the latest craze like myself?
November 11, 2013 @ 12:29 pm
They are quite colorful and popular in the US. I’m happy for the family that had that inspiration. I could use a eureka moment myself. 🙂
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Sending prayers and blessings your way!
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November 12, 2013 @ 9:56 pm
Oh they’re cute! These are “uso” now as bracelets ah. Are you going to make one? 🙂
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November 13, 2013 @ 12:13 am
This is quite popular here in my place. I’ve seen lot of kiddies wear them nowadays. The colorful bands makes it more attractive:)
November 13, 2013 @ 6:42 am
November 13, 2013 @ 3:18 pm
My nieces are fond of this using them as friendship bracelets. Nice designs!
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November 14, 2013 @ 9:57 am
ay, yeah right, naalala ko rin nung bata pa ako, we would make something similar out of regular rubber bands and use it to play skipping ropes! Really, panthrow back thursday, hihi! Anyway, those rainbow looms look really nice, I guess they’re perfect for the holidays as gifts! 🙂
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November 14, 2013 @ 2:50 pm
My daughter bought a tutorial book on arm bands like the rainbow loom. they are sooo sooo pretty a – arm candy!
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November 14, 2013 @ 7:28 pm
I haven’t heard about it..but they are really pretty.
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November 14, 2013 @ 8:59 pm
That’s pretty interesting to make. I hope the materials are easy to find.
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November 14, 2013 @ 9:07 pm
This is nice! I used to love learning how to do things like this, but I am not into crafts now because of other concerns!
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November 15, 2013 @ 1:58 pm
There are some schools in NY that banned these because it has become addicting. There are also some schools that used these as fundraising drive.
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November 16, 2013 @ 6:35 am
Ganun pala ka-craze ito? hmmm they are cute indeed…
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November 16, 2013 @ 8:08 am
Sis, anong band kaya gamit dyan. Ang cute. Thinking of making one, hehe. I’ll try.
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November 17, 2013 @ 9:36 pm
Cute naman nyan!! Minsan mahilig din ako sa mga ganito un nga lang i lack time now..
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November 18, 2013 @ 11:23 pm
very nice! and that sure looks very addicting
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November 19, 2013 @ 12:52 pm
Glad to stop by again and wish you well. I do love these colorful bracelet… They are cheerful!
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December 2, 2013 @ 1:01 pm
Sis, very small rubber bands. Hehe. Ang cute talaga, meron na nga ako and I haven’t stopped making haha. Kwento ko soon.
December 2, 2013 @ 1:03 pm
I’m using it also for fundraising! 20 pesos per bracelet, tapos we’ll use the proceeds to buy crayons and coloring books for Christmas for Yolanda survivors. 🙂
January 24, 2014 @ 3:06 pm
It was in the Victorian period that charms grew out of their conventional picture of spiritual and superstitious things. Queen Victoria of England began using charm bracelets as a fashion accessory and started a style that has actually continued with the ages.
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August 31, 2015 @ 3:22 pm
Thanks to you for sharing this link http://www.rainbowloom.com and this site is really good for adult and kids, where available a number of products for kids and adult.
October 27, 2015 @ 3:43 pm
This is really cool bracelets with made of rubber and this is colored rubber bands is looking so cool and every girl is like it so much…….
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