Silly Bandz: The Shaped Rubber Band Bracelets for Kids
Rubber Shaped Silly Bands: Our Kids' Favorite Trading Item
The Silly Bandz craze is here. There is always an item that is the bane of a parent's existence; this year it's the Silly Bandz. Our daughters are going crazy over the trading and buying of these shaped silicon and rubber wristbands.
What exactly are Silly Bandz or Silly Bands? illy Bandz are multi-colored rubber bracelets molded into fun shapes for kids. They come in a variety of colors and shapes. When they are placed around your wrist they look like a bracelet, but they quickly form into a variety of shapes when laid flat. You can see a few of the shapes in my photos.
Examples of Silly Bandz Shapes
- Halloween Silly Bandz
- Glow in the dark Silly Bandz
- Christmas Silly Bandz
- Animal Shaped Silly Bandz
- Rockstar Silly Bandz
- Sport Silly Bandz: Basketball Silly Bandz, Football Silly Bandz, Soccer Silly Bands, Baseball Silly Bands, etc.
- Specific Team Silly Bandz
- Cars and Trucks Silly Bandz
- Dinosaur Silly Bandz
- Princess Silly Bandz
- Bug Silly Bandz
- Butterfly Silly Bandz
- Disney Silly Bandz
Trading Silly Bandz or Fun Bands
Silly Bandz, also known as Fun Bands, are a big trading item. Our girls will spend hours organizing and trading their silly bandz. The nice thing about trading this item is that they are fairly cheap to buy, so no child is really going to be taken advantage of in the trade. Our four-year-old can trade her silly bandz with older kids and I don't have to worry that she's going to be crushed later because they "took" her. ;)
The highly-sought-after bands in our household are the glow-in-the-dark silly bandz. Our four-year-old loves the princess Silly Bandz and the Butterfly bands. Even little boys are wearing and trading the bands.
Where can I buy Silly Bandz?
Oriental Trading Company sells a knock off of Silly Bandz called Fun Bands. They seem to be very similar (if you have a different experience, please leave a comment below.) They are about $5 for 50 bands. Amazon carries the original Silly Bandz for $5 for 24 bands. You can also get them at Toys R Us, on the Silly Bandz website, Target, and most other toy stores. Target sells 48 silly bandz for $12.
There are a bunch of Silly Bandz knock offs that are cheaper and I would assume of the same quality; they are just rubber band bracelets, the quality meter can't move too much!