It is holiday time. What do your kids do? How do they spend time? Do you have a summer vacation? Most parents get bussier when it is summer holiday. For homeschooling parents, there might not be any difference between summer and not summer as learning can happen anytime and in many different ways. For most homeschooling parents, whatever season it is, kids are usually around them.
We stay at home this summer and plan to postpone the vacation on December. Kids have just fallen in live with Rainbow Loom I purchased for them. We use Rainbow Loom for Arts activities in our holiday. You should consider the benefits, ideas, and instruction is offers. Using this tool, we can create some accessoris made out of colorful rubber bands anchored and hooked around carefully, following some instruction. There are three things included in the Rainbow Loom box:
This is the tools needed to ease the rubber looming. Some people choose doing this art without the loom, but it must be much harder. There are some kinds of loom qualities. To choose the product, it is better to check the blue plastic base and the transparent pillars. It is better to purchase the loom and the hook in a set from a trusted store. We once purchased from an unknown online store with cheap price and it was broken easily.
Here is the hook used to take or flip the rubber band stretched on the loom. Use the hook carefully so that it is not going to be easily broken. Don’t live your toddlers or any younger kids when they use this tool as the tip is very fragile and kids might use it for inappropriate toy purposely or not purposely.
There are huge varieties of rubber band types and colors that can be purchased in Amazon or any other store selling the Rainbow Loom kits. Some random colors of rubber bands are usually available altogether with the Rainbow Loom sets.
We put those rubber bands in a blocked plastic containers to ease us choosing the right colors that we need. Some store sell the plastic container and the rubber bands as a package, but other stores require customers to purchase the container and the rubber bands separately.
Here is an example of a set of rainbow loom kits. This product is the exact product that we are using at the moment:
Although kids are boys, they make some models of bracelets with girly designs for their friends and cousins. They feel very happy by giving their work to others.
People usually make bracelets with Rainbow Loom, but some people can make necklace, charm, and ring using this tool. My sons like trying to make different types and colors of bracelets. My eldest starts to make some pencil grips and more complicated charms. I thank my youngest sister a lot for her kindness guiding my sons to do Rainbow Loom arts with her.
I really like kids do some arts with Rainbow Loom. I believe they do and so do other parents.
- By doing arts with Rainbow Loom, they have a sense of being care to others.
- At the same time they can train their motoric skills by playing around their hands with the colorful mini rubber bands.
- The most important thing, my sons forget the electronic gadgets and television without my supervision.
- Sitting together with their cousins while crafting, my sons can communicate well with each other and with their cousins.
- Beside training their creativity, using Rainbow Loom can challenge their concentration to follow the instruction of repeated patterns.
- Kids are interested to sell their products to get some pocket money. I am surprised a lot by this intention.
Here are some ideas of arts activities with Rainbow Loom
This is the main site of rainbow loom that provides instruction to make art works using Rainbow Loom. There are some instruction for the very basic model to the advanced ones.
Loom Love has a lot of collection of unique Rainbow Loom creation completed with the instruction of each. There are more instruction for making rubber charms than other websites
There are around 80 pieces of rainbow loom instructions posted in this site. Just check them to see which one that you are impressed with to be your arts projects.
Reading the title of the site, you must be convinced that this blog is must be loved by all rainbow loom fans. Therefore, don’t miss this site t o enrich your instruction collection.
This site present the rainbow loom instructions based on the patterns. It shows you step by step how to make bracelets, rings, charms, necklaces, etc. and unique Rainbow Loom creations.
If you think you want to alter your arts time, why don’t you try this Rainbow Loom activities? Check it out and have fun with it.
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