As we celebrate Halloween at my children’s school, I’m rerunning a fun craft my kids will be doing this weekend while eagerly waiting to trick or treat.
We’re a Rainbow Loom-addicted family. Almost every week, I’m stopping by Hallmark or Michael’s Craft Store to pick up a few bags of rubber bands because we’re running low on colors. Then, we spend Sunday afternoon and sometimes Saturday afternoon looming. I shared my tips for Rainbow Looming frugally recently on The Vintage Mom because, yes, the costs can add up.
Recently, my kids discovered Rainbow Loom charms on YouTube. A Rainbow Loom charm is a small figure or object with a loop which can be hung on a bracelet or necklace or attached to a key chain. Our favorite videos are from Made By Mommy, a stay-at-home mom, also obsessed with the loom. Her videos focus on the loom and include a diagram for setting up the loom. She takes requests for charms on her videos or her Facebook group.
Typically, 4 to 5 of us sitting on the living room floor with my iPad in the middle of the group on a Sunday afternoon. We all work together at the same pace, stopping and starting the videos on YouTube when everyone’s ready to move on. Eventually, one of the younger kids will pop a band off while looming. I’ve gotten pretty good at fixing the popped bands and getting the kid up to speed with the rest of us.
Thanksgiving Rainbow Loom Charms
To keep the kids busy during this short week of school, I rounded up several Thanksgiving charms for them. My favorite is the turkey. I love how the bands fan out as a tail.