I have 2 boys ages 11 and 7. Never in my life would I ever have expected them to get hooked on the newest toy craze called rainbow loom. Both of them are obsessed with it. If you don’t know what a rainbow loom is allow me to share with you. A rainbow Loom is a plastic toy loom used to weave colorful rubber bands into bracelets, charms, and other shapes. It was invented in 2010 by Cheong Choon Ng. The Rainbow Loom is a plastic pegboard measuring 2 inches by 8 inches. It has push pin type pegs over which small, colored rubber bands are looped and pulled by means of a plastic crochet hook. The resulting looped knots can be assembled on the loom into bracelets and other shapes.
My boys not only make these bracelets, but they trade them at school for other bracelets that other kids have made. Not only that but they watch you tube videos of how to make the latest and greatest patterns. It sort of makes me smile and giggle at the same time.
Recently I was sent a book in the mail called “Loom Magic: 25 Awesome, Never-Before-Seen Designs for an Amazing Rainbow of Projects”. This book includes twenty-five new rubber band loom projects, including bracelets, sports-themed charms, key rings, pendants, and even a working slingshot. I have to say that while this book has some amazing projects, it does require the use of MULTIPLE looms. Multiple meaning like 4 looms for about ten of the projects. I don’t know about you but I only have 1 loom and I am not going to be buying anymore when we can make bracelets using pencils and forks.
While this book was too challenging for my 7 year old, my 11 year old made a few of the patterns and he said the pictures helped him along the way.
Some of the neat patterns they have are a mustache
A Watch Band
And a Daisy Chain Bracelet
Loom Magic is available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Loom-Magic-Awesome-Never-Before-Seen-Projects/dp/1629143340
Disclaimer: I received this book complimentary for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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