What I’m loving right now: Rainbow Loom

While hanging out a few days in LBI this past July, I got to hang out with a pretty cool girl named Jane.

Jane makes these pretty awesome bracelets. In my day (yes I think of my pre-teens as "my day"), I was a fiend for friendship bracelets. So when Jane whipped out her Rainbow Loom and asked if I wanted her to make me one you can imagine how thrilled I was. 

First, I was to pick a color combo from her stash of rubber bands.


Then she assembled the bands on her loom and with a crochet hook began to wrap each band around another. 



When she was done wrapping she pulled the bracelet off the loom and WHOLA! The bracelet was done! It maybe took no more than 5 minutes. She could even go back and make it bigger or smaller depending on how it fit. 


Jane ended up making all of us (even my husband!) a bracelet that afternoon. We still proudly wear them and get compliments when we do!

While it's obvious that I am late to the Rainbow Loom party, I can see why it's become so popular! It's pure genius! Quick to make bracelets that both boys and girls enjoy.  If you haven't read the story of how it all started – do so now. It will warm your heart. (thanks for the link, Cara!) 

Part of me wonders if it is appropirate to purchase one for myself. I got kid-cred, even though he can't quite stand or talk or knit yet. Right? Right.

Thanks Jane for sharing the obsession!! 

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2 thoughts on “What I’m loving right now: Rainbow Loom

  1. Tracy says:

    First, LBI this summer? Me too! One of my favorite places on earth… Ah the shore. Second, I too learned about the rainbow loom this summer from a younger family member and wondered if it would be appropriate to purchase one of my own. I don’t have any kid cred though so I may just have to continue to dream about it.


  2. Johanna says:

    Love! You should totes get a loom! I’m still rocking mine and Jane has come up with some new awesome styles, you would be jealous!


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