Several years ago, rubber band looms were all the rage, stretching the art of friendship bracelets to include mini colorful rubber bands. Cra-Z-Art continues the popular arts and crafts toy with its Cra-Z-Loom, updated this year to include new neon rubber bands and emoji beads. There are enough supplies in this kit to make 24 bracelets or backpack clips. Just loop, bead, weave, and wear.
The kit includes a loom, a weaving hook, 600 assorted latex-free rubber bands, 10 emoji beads, two plastic key fobs, 25 "S" hooks, and instructions. The instructions show kids how to make three different designs: single loop, ladder bracelet, and waterfall bracelet. From the ladder and waterfall bracelets, you can also create a rubber band bow.
No matter what design you create, the basics are to place rubber bands on the loom's pegs in the order shown. Flip the loom to the other side and use the hook to pick a band and loop it onto another peg, as shown in the instructions. When you're done, tie a slip knot and wear or display.
Kids who like making rubber band jewelry will enjoy the addition of the emoji beads in this kit, giving them more design options. This is a fun way for kids to get creative, and they'll like displaying their jewelry or giving the bracelets as gifts to their friends.
Because creating a bracelet can take time, depending on what design you've chosen, this will definitely be a more appealing craft to kids who have the patience to sit and complete it.
The Cra-Z-Loom is for creative kids ages 8 and up.
The instructions, especially for the more advanced designs, are not very easy to follow. Perhaps if you are an experienced loomer, you'll be able to pick up on how to do it a little easier, but we think beginners will just be confused.
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