And then during the Christmas holidays, we were gifted a set by the Rainbow Loom Philippines. My girls were over the moon with happiness!!! As a parent, it can be fun to spend time with my kids by being a "loomer," like them. I treat it as learning a new skill, or simply call it as it is; having fun with my kids!
There are also levels of difficulty, so their skill level can also be challenged as they move on to more complex designs. images below via
The instructions that come with the kit are easy to follow. My girls easily mastered the basic single bracelet in just a few minutes. The manual doesn't give any instruction to do advanced strokes but there are hundreds on online tutorials you can find at YouTube.
And if bracelets aren't your thing, you can make an octopus with this tutorial right here.
When your kids are done with their projects, encourage them to share pictures of their finished projects on Instagram and Facebook, and use #officialrainbowloom hashtag. Rainbow Loom Philippines holds weekly raffles where they give out FREE refills to the lucky winner.
WARNING: Make sure to buy the original Rainbow Loom as the rubber bands are certified safe by the Department of Health. Counterfeit products may contain lead and other harmful substances. Click here to redirect you to the Rainbow Loom webpage on the danger of counterfeits and how to spot them.
To make sure that what you have is an original, only buy from these stores: Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, Rustans, Toy World. You can also order online directly at their Facebook page.