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Rainbow Loom Provides Hours of Entertainment Year After Year

Updated on February 6, 2017
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Get a Rainbow Loom for Hours of Entertainment

Rainbow Loom Crafting Kit includes Loom, Metal Hook, Mini Rainbow Loom, 600 Rubber Bands + 24 Clips
Rainbow Loom Crafting Kit includes Loom, Metal Hook, Mini Rainbow Loom, 600 Rubber Bands + 24 Clips

Today, kids spend more time on their electronics or watching TV than kids did 10 years ago. The Rainbow Loom is a great way to get your kids playing again! My 10-year-old daughter is entertained for hours at a time with her Rainbow Loom and accessories.

 

Facts About the Rainbow Loom

  • Rainbow Loom was created by Cheong Choon
  • A travel-sized version of the Rainbow Loom is called the Monster Tail
  • Most popular with kids ages 8 to 14
  • Rainbow Loom is unisex...boys love it as much as girls

Rainbow Loom is a Great Gift for Kids of any Age

The Rainbow Loom is a great gift for kids ages 8 to 14 because it inspires creativity, fun, and hours of entertainment. My daughter is 10, which as any mom will surely tell you is a rather difficult age to buy for. She isn't ready to be a "big" kid, but she certainly isn't a baby either. As a result, I have had a difficult time finding things for her birthday and Christmas. When I stumbled across the Rainbow Loom, formerly known as Twistz Bandz,I figured I would give it a try, and I am extremely grateful that I did. In fact, she loves it so much, I wish I would have waited until Christmas to give it to her.

Rainbow Loom Provides Fun for Hours

When my daughter and I first opened the box, I was afraid we were in way over our heads. However, within just a few minutes, we had figured out how to set it up and were well on our way to creating our first bracelet. This is possible because everything you need to start the creative process comes in the box including rubber bands, the hook (looks just like a crocheting needle), the base, and the c-clips that hold the bracelet together when you are ready to wear it.

Getting More Creative with Every Bracelet

As my daughter makes more bracelets, I have noticed that she gets more creative each time. She has even talked her very macho dad and me into wearing her bracelet creations.As time went on, she strayed away from simple bracelets and went on to making charms and intricate creations. Much of her success was possible due to the interactive guide I bought for her.

How to Troubleshoot the Rainbow Loom

In the very beginning, my daughter and I were struggling with bracelets that were falling apart on the end. To find out what we were doing wrong, we headed to YouTube. In fact, Rainbow Loom has their own YouTube channel that you can subscribe too. On the Rainbow Loom YouTube channel, we watched other people create bracelets and found out what we were doing wrong. Next, we watched even more videos to learn how to do more complex patterns and widths.

Rainbow Loom Tips

In conclusion, I am extremely happy that I purchased the Rainbow Loom for my daughter. She and I have had hours of fun with it, and I expect the fun to last for quite a long time. When deciding between this kit and others, it is important to remember that, unlike the Rainbow Loom, not all kits come with everything you need to start making bracelets right away. To avoid disappointing the recipient of this kit or yourself, make sure to keep that in mind when comparing prices and shopping around.

A Year Later and I Still Love the Rainbow Loom

When I first wrote this review, my daughter was in the very early stages of her Rainbow Loom addiction. As her confidence in creating rubber band jewelry grew, so did her addiction and her collection of Rainbow Loom products. After 13 months of using the Rainbow Loom and a variety of accessories (keep reading to learn more), I can confidently recommend this product for boys and girls from ages 8 to 14.

Already Own the Rainbow Loom? Check out These Cool Rainbow Loom Accessories!

Shortly after I bought the Rainbow Loom for my daughter last year, I purchased The Loomatic's Interactive Guide to the Rainbow Loom. This truly interactive book is easy to use and helped my daughter create Rainbow Loom bracelets far beyond what she would have been able to create on her own. Another great Rainbow Loom upgrade we purchased was the Rainbow Loom Metal Hookupgrade. This metal hook is a definite upgrade for the original plastic hook (comes standard with the Rainbow Loom), and makes creating bracelets, charms, and much more easier to do. There are many more upgrades and new rubber band colors to choose from, so even if you think your son or daughter has all the Rainbow Loom loot you could imagine, chances are there is more you can add to their collection, which would make you a truly cool gift giver this holiday season.

Rainbow Loom's Popularity in 2013

Rainbow Loom debuted in 2011, but hit it big time in 2013. Check out the information here to find out what Rainbow Loom accomplished in 2013.

  • Michael's, a huge craft store named named the Rainbow Loom the number one gift of 2013!
  • In 2013, the Rainbow Loom was the most searched for toy on Google
  • The most searched for toy on YouTube in 2013 was the Rainbow Loom
  • Cyber Monday Awards named the Rainbow Loom to its 2013 top three toys of the year

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A Huge Stash of Rainbow Loom Bands Stored in an Organization Box

After many failed attempts at organization, I finally figured out the best way to organized Rainbow Loom rubber bands was in an organization box much like the one in this picture.
After many failed attempts at organization, I finally figured out the best way to organized Rainbow Loom rubber bands was in an organization box much like the one in this picture. | Source

Check Out Rainbow Loom Creations Below

When my daughter first asked for a Rainbow Loom, I had no idea what she was talking about. Finally, I went online and learned more about this creative craft. I was especially impressed with the tons of opportunities the Rainbow Loom provides and all of the creative things people of any age can create. Check out the videos below to get a feel for what can be created with this fun toy.

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Let others know what you think about the Rainbow Loom in the comments below.

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      Cheryl Paton 3 years ago from West Virginia

      When my daughter was around that age, Perler beads were a big hit with her. These loom designs look amazing, I can see how they can be such a big hit, as well.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      if i see it in my shops i would.... if not I might just teach him how to knit

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