Loom bands are the latest craze to sweep the nation - well, playground. We've found 15 amazing ideas to turn them into beautiful and cool creations.
Loom bands are the latest craze to sweep the nation – well, playground. Children (and their parents!) up and down the country are spending hours creating loom band bracelets, keyrings and loads of other rainbow coloured creations.
The bracelets are made using a loom kit, or with fingers and even forks. You can pick up everything you need from your local toy store or online from places like Amazon. Packs of bands start from less than a £1 – so it’s a pretty cheap way to keep the kids happy.
We’ve spotted loads of celebs wearing them too! I mean if it’s good enough for David Beckham, Fearne Cotton, Kate Middleton and Prince William…then it’s good enough for us.
As with any toy, parents should not leave children unattended. There are some concerns about some children using them as catapult weapons, with some schools banning them in classrooms and playgrounds, as we reported.
Also, with younger children, there is a danger of choking or causing circulatory problems if children swallow or wrap them round their fingers for a long period of time.
Follow these tips to keep your children safe:
– Make sure children are supervised when playing with them – Use registered loom boards and not fingers
– Keep them out of reach from children (and pets!) when they’re not in use – Make sure you explain to children about using the toy safely, especially that they must not wrap the bands too tightly
How to make loom band bracelets
We’ve also included links to other favourites in this gallery – so get clicking!
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Video of the Week
This chirpy little fellow was made by FrugalFun4Boys.com. It’s perfect if your little guy or girl is into reptiles as they can have hours of fun recreating this crafty loom band idea.
How incredible is this crocodile made of loom bands? We just love the use of beads too!
‘Sometimes the smallest things make the most room in our heart’, a wise Pooh once said and that is exactly how we feel about this Winnie the Pooh loom band charm.
Say my name, say my name! We love this loom band name bracelet and Made By Mommy makes it look easy with her step-by-step tutorial. Fun!
If you can’t quite stomach a real snake as a pet maybe a loom band one will do. Another great charm idea from the excellent chaps at FrugalFun4Boys.com.
How adorable are these loom band flower bracelets? They take us back to the days of sitting in the garden and making daisy chains. Take us back!
We all know how important it is to eat our fruit and veg but we reckon you could have a right old laugh making these loom band broccoli charms. Follow the video tutorial which helps you with a step-by-step guide.
How snazzy is this iPhone cover made out loom bands? We love the DIY way of jazzing up a phone. Find out how to make it here.
This loom band troll makes us feel all nostalgic for our youth. You can follow the step-by-step guide on Pinterest.
Cowabunga dude! How rad is this little turtle loom band figure? We love him! Find out how to make him on Pinterest.
We have renamed this a loomicorn because it combines two of our most favourite things…loom bands and unicorns. Find out how to make your own via Made by Mommy.
This is SO cute! The YouTube tutorial from PaperPastels shows you how to make a bow using rainbow looms in two different ways. Fancy that!