If you have kids over the age of about 4 and you have not yet discovered Rainbow Loom, I highly recommend getting yourself… I mean THEM some. Even the boys in my house get into it. I won’t bother doing any tutorials because there is thousands out there already, check out youtube for videos on just about anything you can think of. We just make bracelets mainly, but you can make charms, pencil grips, animals, flowers, heaps of different things.
It will keep the kids entertained for hours. You can pick up small bags of bands from cheap shops, or bags of 600 bands from spotlight or ebay for around $5. Each bracelet requires 80 to 100 bands, so while 600 might sound like a lot, you’ll go through them quickly once you get addicted!
Here is a few of our creations.
So Ms5 started big school this year and she has been wearing lovely hair bows every day thanks to the wonderful All Tizzied Up. But I figure at the rate we lose hair bands in general, she will soon be requiring more. So I thought I’d give making some a go.
I ordered a stack of plain clips from ebay, I think it was $5 for 100 or something equally ridiculously cheap. The ribbon was the only kind in the school colours that I could get my hands on at the local $2 shop. The various widths limited my design options, but I am pretty happy with the results for a first attempt.
I have been warned by the pro not to get addicted! I can see how easy that might be though! Beside the row of buttons one, they are all basically just loops or figure 8s of ribbon, glued on top of each other. The buttons nicely cover up the mess in the middle too! Might have to watch some tutorials on other kinds of bows when I get my hands on some more ribbon.
By the way, just in case anyone was not aware, hot glue burns like fire. Yep, true story, just ask my finger.