Friendship bracelets have long been a fun and favorite pastime for kids. Cra-Z-Art's new Shimmer N Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker builds on this trend and offers kids the chance to create their own personalized rubber band bracelets in a fun new way. Making the bracelets is alot like crocheting with a single hook. To make the basic single loop rainbow bracelet, start by placing the bands on the pegs that make up the loom shown in the guide. Then turn your loom around and use the hook to pick and loop it over in the pattern, which is indicated by the guide. The loom's pegs make it easy to guide you under each band. Continue picking and looping until you reach the end of the loom, tie a slip-knot with a loose band, slide the bracelet off, attach an s- clip, and your bracelet is complete.
The trend of wearing and trading rubber band bracelets is one that isn't going away anytime soon. So we think the ability to make and personalize bracelets with the Cra-Z-Loom adds a fun new element to their collectability.
Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker is for ages 6 and up, however we think younger kids may need a bit of guidance getting started with the loom. There is a learning curve.
It seems a combination of hook and fingers work best to keep the bands from slipping off the pegs.
Go slowly when removing your completed design from the loom or the bands can unlink easily.
If the bracelet is too large remove a few loops in your design before adding the slip-knot and s-clip.
We found that the photos in the guidebook give beginner bracelet makers the best idea of how to properly make the bracelets.
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