Last Friday, Lil came home and showed me a colorful elastic bracelet that her BFF made for her. “Mommy, it’s a rainbow loom bracelet.”, she said. Her BFF made it using two pencils. I thought that was pretty resourceful. Lil hinted that she wanted to learn how to make one.
I’d seen the Rainbow Loom being sold at Michael’s Arts & Crafts for $20. Knowing how fast kids’ interest in fads and trends fade quickly, I decided to do a DIY Rainbow Loom project with Lil. Total cost=$3.99 (bag of 600 colorful elastic bands with S-clips ). All the other materials we found at home.
WHAT YOU NEED:
Leftover Foam Poster Board (6X6 inches, or any cardboard)
2 small rubber bands
Colorful duct tape (Or any wrapping paper. You will use this to cover foam board)
2 thumb tacks
A bag of rainbow loom elastic rubber bands ($3.99)
Colorful rubberbands/ hair elastic bands
1) Draw 3 lines on foam board about 2 inches wide.
2) Cut foam board into three strips.
3) Stack the foam boards on top of each other and use rubberbands to hold them together.
4) Wrap entire foam board strip with duct tape.
5) Place two thumb tacks in the center of the board. Leave about an inch of space between the two tacks.
For our first attempt, we used Emmy’s colorful hair elastic bands.
2nd Attempt using colorful rainbow loom elastic bands.
Here are the bracelets Lil made. The rainbow one is for Lil and the other two will go to Emmy and Lil’s best friend.
We both had fun doing this project! Next time, Lil and I are going to add charms on the bracelets. 🙂