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The Rainbow Loom craze is definitely on. Kids and parents alike are hooked on weaving colourful and intricate bracelets and trinkets on their looms.
Haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet?
These fast facts, techniques and designs are all you need to know to get started on your first Rainbow Loom creation.
Excited to begin creating colorful masterpieces? You will need several colours of rubber bands, a plastic loom and a hook to get started.
You can get the loom kits from online websites such as Rainbow Loom Singapore or Pupsik Studio.
Many Rainbow Loom beginners start with simple bracelets. Some popular designs are the fishtail the inverted fishtail and quad fish. These can be done in one or multiple colours.
Photo source: TheHappyMrsT
Mastered making bracelets out of loom bands? Try making charms that you can use as key chains or bag decorations. If you feel like experimenting even more, you can even create action figures and small bags. These advanced designs often require more than one loom to be used at a time.
Photo and pattern found on Loomlove.com
Many parents are glad to have their kids choosing to spend more time looming than playing with electronics and gadgets. This activity helps kids become more organised, patient and resourceful. Bracelet making also boosts creativity and helps to sharpen fine motor skills.
Reading and math skills are enhanced through looming, too. Children get to practice reading and following instructions, as well as counting and pattern building.
Bracelets and other trinkets made out of loom bands are great to give away as party favours. They also make thoughtful handmade gifts that your children can give to relatives and friends during the holidays.
Photo source: Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy
It is important for adults and kids to exercise caution when using Rainbow Loom. The rubber bands may be a choking hazard for small children and pets. Adult supervision and proper storage is recommended. Also, be vigilant with the loom kits that you buy.
Several cheaper brands have emerged, and these may have sharp edges on the plastic loom. The rubber bands included in the set also are more brittle and may snap and cause accidents
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This article was first published on theAsianparent Philippines.
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