Are your kids obsessed with the latest kids trend taking the country by storm this summer? Smarties, meet Rainbow Loom, a bracelet craft that has personally saved my rained out Florida beach trip. My kids got interested in Rainbow Loom just before school got out and has kicked into high gear with this rainy summer. Not to mention, meeting up with cousins from across the country has really helped get their creative juices flowing. I thought Rainbow Loom made just a one row bracelet – wow, I couldn’t be more wrong!
Rainbow Loom is a super fun and easy to make bracelet making kit, with a cool educational spin to it with endless patterns and loops that help kids really think outside of the box. Don’t let the “bracelet” term turn your boys away, these kits are for “kids” of all ages. I see kids, tweens, teens, aunts, uncles and even grandparents sporting this modern version of friendship bracelets that are true works of art.
My boys have mastered the Rainbow Loom and absolutely love to make them for anyone who will wear them! And you can rest assured all Rainbow Loom products are BPA free, Phthlates free, Lead free, and Chromium free. Awesome!
Rainbow Loom kits retail for $15-$20 (perfect birthday party gift price point) and the replacement bands are $5-$6 and come in a rainbow of colors. Locally, you can find them at Learning Express and Toys & Co. I would recommend calling ahead to make sure they have them in stock since they are FLYING off the shelves.
Smarty Tip: Learning Express has a very impressive case that you can have customized, also a great birthday party gift idea, it looks like this one featured here:
Here are some awesome youtube tutorials to help your kids master some more advanced patterns. So fun! Happy looming!