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Potholder Loom - A Fun Craft for Kids

Updated on May 21, 2017
Potholders and Other Loopy Projects
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This Klutz pot holder kit includes a project idea book, loom, hook, loops, plus more...

Many years ago, when I was a kid, I loved making pot holders on my red metal loom! I spent many hours picking out the loops in the my favorite color combinations. The finished pot holders were used for gifts for my Mom, Grandmother, sister, and aunts. It was special to me to make something by hand for them, and hopefully special for them to receive it.

Making a pot holder on a loom is simple enough for a young child to accomplish. I think almost every adult has made a pot holder on one of these looms as a child! Remember the challenge of getting those loops through without losing it off of the hook? I always had trouble finishing it off, but Mom was always there to help! Now, I'm the one helping Mom to finish it.

My Review - Potholders and Other Loopy Projects by Klutz!

I recommend this product, Potholders and Other Loopy Projects. I purchased this potholder loom for my 89 year old mom. who needed something simple to do that will keep her occupied and her mind active. I had been trying to think of something to get her, and happened to think of the fun I had with my pot holder loom. I wasn't sure about using the plastic loom, but it has worked just fine. No problems with loops coming off, warping, or breaking.

Loopy Projects Book I love the little book that comes with this set. It has complete instructions for making a potholder, as well as instructions for several different projects made with potholders, such as a pocketbook and even a checkerboard. It also has suggestion on how to combine your colors to make interesting designs for your potholders. Additional loops are available for making as many projects as you'd like. The loops do contain some nylon, so these are basically for projects or memento gifts, and not for use with very hot pans, because they will melt.

For the Young and Old This set is recommended for kids age 8 and over, but don't forget the older generation, too. This is a great tool for keeping elderly minds active! I have had many cherished hours with my elderly mom, making potholders together. We then give them to family members and friends as mementos. This is a great gift idea!

Potholders and Other Loopy Projects (Klutz)
Potholders and Other Loopy Projects (Klutz)

Includes: plastic loom, plastic hook, loops, and colorful book w/instructions for fun projects. Recommended for ages 8 and older.


Klutz Brand Potholder Loops - For all of your potholder projects!

These are the same loops that will come in your Klutz loom set, but the colors are slightly different shades from those in the set. You should stock up on these loops for all of your potholder projects. I've used several packs of this brand with no problem with fit or unraveling and are easy to weave. These loops are not cotton, so be careful if you use these for hot pots! These are best used for craft projects and decorations.

You Will Need Extra Loops

Extra Stuff for Potholders and Other Loopy Projects (Klutz Extra Stuff)
Extra Stuff for Potholders and Other Loopy Projects (Klutz Extra Stuff)

Stock up on loops because when you get started making these potholders, you will not want to stop!

This pack includes 150 loops that are stretchy and won't unravel. You will receive 6 colors including: cobalt blue, lime green, and berry purple. Colors may vary in each bag. I've used these loops with great success.

Note: These loops are for craft projects and are not cotton. They may melt under a very hot pot.

This is a great price, and qualifies for Amazon FREE Super Saver Shipping!


Thanks for your visit!

I hope this page about potholder looms and loops has inspired you to give one to a special child or older adult in your life...or even to yourself. I have enjoyed making them myself! I'd love it if you left a note in the guestbook below and let me know you were here. :)


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      Rhonda Lytle 4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      I haven't thought of these in forever and a day. I loved that thing as a child. Now, I'm thinking I might want to try it again.

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      OMG I had one of these at my nanas house Thanks for the flashback!

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      poldepc lm 4 years ago

      beautiful lens...Thanks for sharing...

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      Blackspaniel1 4 years ago

      Better than grabbing the iron pan directly

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      Kylyssa Shay 4 years ago from Overlooking a meadow near Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

      I made dozens of potholders on a potholder loom in the seventies! If I didn't have a boatload of unfinished crafts already I would so be getting a potholder loom.

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      Renaissance Woman 4 years ago from Colorado

      Boy, this takes me back. Waaaaaaaaay back. I had one of these looms when I was a child. Great fun. I think this type of gift is great for children and grandchildren. Crafts and creativity are a winning combination. Enjoyed the trip down memory lane.

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      momsfunny 4 years ago

      I have made these before.

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      @anonymous: Thanks Tipi, for the visit and comment. Yes, I made lots of potholders when I was a kid, and now am still making them with my mom! Many smiles to you! :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh does this ever bring back good memories. I mad so many of these pot holders for my Mom, when I was little. Now, I wonder what she did with them Happy National Smile Day! :)

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Yes with my daughter when she was little. I still have one in my kitchen drawer. She used to make them for gifts for the family. They are useful and cute!

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      kimbesa 5 years ago from USA

      Ah....I remember these quite well. I made bunches of them. And I have some that I use, too. Thanks for the memories!

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      @Ann Hinds: Thanks so much for your visit, comment, and angel blessing! :)

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      When I was a kid in the 60s, I went around the neighborhood selling the potholders I made on my loom.......3 for 25 cents. ha I made enough profit to buy myself a pair of rollerskates. The pot holder loom is a classic!

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      Ann Hinds 5 years ago from So Cal

      Trip down memory lane but what a good idea to get for my grandson who likes to make things as gifts. Thanks Angel blessed.

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      kimbesa 6 years ago from USA

      Yes! I've still got some of them, too! Love this retro stuff...thanks!

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      hayleylou lm 6 years ago

      This looks like fun :) Thanks for feauturing my lens here too :)

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      I have never tried this, but sure looks like fun

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      JanieceTobey 6 years ago

      I loved making pot holders when I was a kid!!

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      Yes!! I used to have one of these as a kid and used to make them all the time with my sister. I also needed someone's help at the end! My mom used these potholders for a long time! This brings back memories. Nice lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 6 years ago from United States

      Oh, this was one of my very first crafts too! I remember getting my Mom to help me finish off the first one or two pot holders. Every adult female in our family got a pot holder from me and my grandmother actually used hers! I love these kits. Wonderful kid craft. For my part, thanks for the little walk down memory lane :)

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