I was determined that loom bands would not enter this house, and I managed to hold off until mid August of this year when we bought a box to create with on a long car journey. For two hours we sat in the back of the car making our first loom band, and there wasn't even the slightest request for the iPad or a DVD to be put on.
Clearly something so creative which helps develop concentration and fine motor skills isn't such an evil thing after all?
We've been sent one of the most popular loom band sets around at the moment, the loom twister kit which is currently available in The Works for the bargain price of £7.99. The set includes 2000 assorted loom twister bands, a plastic hook tool (we have a metal one as well, and The Boy finds a plastic one easier), 25 s-clips to join the finished bands, pictorial instructions and a loom board. The selection of colours is quite extensive, different to the set we'd previously bought, and The Boy is very pleased with it because out of the twenty different colours in the set five are different shades of green which is his favourite colour. It's like the set was made for him!
Now in comparison to some loomers out there, we are complete novices! The Boy has managed to create a couple of fishtail bracelets, but there are some amazing styles being created and I think it's time we extend our repertoire. YouTube is awash with loom band tutorial videos, although there are an awful lot of badly shot videos from tweens with poor lighting and dodgy camerawork. On The Works' loom band homepage, they have a video tutorial section with comprehensive and clear instructions on how to create a variety of loom band styles, along with a gallery of visitors' creations and links to their loom band shop.
We're going to be trying this single triple rainbow loom band bracelet next.
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I received a loom band twister kit to try out and a fee for this post. My opinion is honest and unbiased.