I know I’m not the only one to join the rainbow loom band craze a bit late, but since I did, I enlisted the help of my niece, B, to teach me what I needed to know. She came over one afternoon (I didn’t tell her why I wanted her, I just called her mom and told her I was kidnapping her kid for a few hours and asked her to be a dear and send her over so the kidnapping could start. She’s used to this. I steal her kid to go shopping all the time. She just laughed at me and hung up.) and squealed with delight when she saw the 8 packages of bands spread out on my bed. First things first, she told me she would be right back and then disappeared into my craft room. B came back with a few small crochet needles and said we would need them if we wanted to create anything more complex than just a simple bracelet because the plastic hooks that comes in the packages isn’t the greatest and likes to bend. Then we got to work.
We tried all the colors, pink, orange, white, black, blue, green, yellow, and purple. The bands were great quality and not once did any of them snap on me while I manipulating it into place. I did try the hooks that came with them, as well as a crochet hook and a fork instead of a loom. We created quite a few different bracelet designs (with the help of YouTube tutorials) and when I asked if she wanted to take the rest to school, B gave me a duh look and reminded me that shes a teenager now and you can’t trust boys with rubber bands around them. Dear lord, how did I forget that? Am I really that old??? Oh well, I earned cool points by getting B out of her chores for the day and keeping her at my place under the guise of work. Although, looking back, my sister knows I like to cheat the system so she made have been using me for a child free day. Damn it.
Anyways, these rubber bands come with a package of S clips in each bag. B says they are much better than C clips and allow you to do more things with them. She loved the bands and said they were of better quality than the ones she had at home from other stores (not wanting to bash anyone, but it’s a big box looking store with a W at the beginning of it’s name). I was happy to make her happy.
I got these bands from Amazon and when I did a look-around, they were some of the cheapest for the amount that you get (5400 bands total, 600 of each color). If you’re looking for a refill to the kit you already have, these would be perfect! At just over $20 and with free Prime shipping, that makes for an awesome deal. *
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