In our little space in this big world, Rainbow Loom bracelets are all the rage.
They’re everywhere. They’re all around.
Boys, girls, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas, cousins, aunts, uncles, and pets are wearing them.
And boys, girls, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas, cousins, aunts, uncles, and pets are making them.
And for a long time, we stayed back. But now? We’re knee-deep in Rainbow Loom bracelets.
But before we had the actual Rainbow Loom, we made Rainbow Loom bracelets without the loom. Simple, easy, and a lot of fun.
Takes a bit of learning, but after kids get the hang of it, they’ll be making them 24/7. And teeny, tiny rubber bands will be all over your house too.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- How to Make Rainbow Loom Bracelets Without the Loom: All you need are a few things.
- the teeny refill bands (like super-small rubber bands)
- C-clips (super-small plastic clips that look like ‘C’s
- wooden craft stick (or something to hold spots)
- plastic craft organizer to keep your super-small supplies
And that’s it.
The idea behind Rainbow Loom bracelets is that you’re simply looping teeny bands together. Like the cool kids back in the ’80’s did with the gummy bracelets.
Step 1: Gather your materials and lay out the colors you’ll need.
Step 2: Place one band inside the C-clip.
Step 3: Place the first band inside a popsicle stick. (Sounds strange, but the popsicle stick makes it easier for small hands!)
Step 4: Grab a second band. New color. Woot!
Step 5: Pinch band two and slide it under the first band.
Step 6: Pinch the two ends of band two together.
Slide your finger through it and take the stick out of the first band.
Step 7: Slide the stick through the second band, just like you did in
Step 8: Reapeat, repeat, repeat!
And when finished, join the ends with the C-clip. Easy peasy.
Finished bracelets? So cute.
Are they perfect? Nope. But the kids love them, are proud of them, and love making them for friends and family.
And that’s been so fun to watch.
Bracelets and rings. . .
. . . bracelets and rings. . .
. . . and more bracelets and rings.
And the most fun part? Organizing all of the bands in a fancy, schmancy (totally inexpensive!) little plastic box or craft supply organizer.
We bought ours at a local dollar store. So fun. And the kids absolutely loved decorating and personalizing theirs.
And that’s it. So fun.
So simple. And all the rage.
Still need convincing? Check out 5 Reasons Kids Should Have the Rainbow Loom and Parents Love It.
Already loving the Rainbow Loom but want a few cool ideas for bracelet-making? Check out 9 Band Bracelets for Kids to Make from my friends at Kids’ Activities Blog!
fyi: Affiliate links are used in this post, which means that if you’re into getting your kids set up with Rainbow Loom bracelets and want to use these links, awesome. We get a itsy-bitsy, teeny, tiny cut and every little bit helps!