Loom Bands!

By | July 20, 2014

Maybe I’m feeling a bit “way-hey” because it’s nearly the end of term and no school runs for six weeks, or maybe it’s the antibiotics I’m currently on, but my Magic Moment for this week concerns these:

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Funny little coloured elastic bands.

D received a box of these for her birthday a couple of months ago and she opened them, played with them, watched them “ping” around a bit, got into a frustrated pickle trying to follow instructions and then we put them on her desk.

We don’t have the traditional fads at her SN school and T isn’t interested in what the girls are doing in the playground, unless they’re kicking a ball so…loom bands weren’t on our radar.

I’d go into town and pass stalls with loads of people crowded round, picking up little bags of bands, same in The Entertainer. Stacks of people.

Then last Friday, D was off school with ear ache, I was confined to the sofa with my foot and we decided to do some crafting. She bought her loom bands box as well, saying they’d be good for crafting and that’s when we had another go, with success!

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I can’t profess to going beyond double fishtails (oh yes, I know the lingo!) but over the weekend we’ve (ahem, me) made one for T, several for D (who loves them) and a few as thank-you’s for D’s school.

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It’s funny how fads come around isn’t it? At least this one encourages creativity and, if the kids are making them for their friends, a bit of sharing and generosity. I wonder what the next one will be?

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16 Comments

Kim Carberry on 21st July 2014 at 12:11 pm.

My girls love loom bands….Me not so much I’m forever picking them up and finding them everywhere…..hehehe They are a nice fad though!

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Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:52 pm.

They are, aren’t they. Nice and colourful 🙂

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Jaime Oliver on 21st July 2014 at 12:15 pm.

yay so pleased she tried again they are super … although i have a teen that is leaving them all round the house grrr lol

thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:52 pm.

They definitely get everywhere don’t they, bless your B! X

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HonestMum on 21st July 2014 at 1:27 pm.

Same here, eldest has gone loopy over loom bands, love this post! #whatsthestory

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Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:51 pm.

Aww thank you 🙂

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Louisa on 21st July 2014 at 3:35 pm.

I think it’s a very inclusive craft. The boys are wearing as many, if not more than the girls. I am tired of finding stray bands in the washing machine though! #whatsthestory

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Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:51 pm.

Oh gosh, I can imagine, nightmare if you had to call a plumber out about them :-/

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The Princess and The Pickle on 21st July 2014 at 3:49 pm.

I agree, the loom band fad is quite a positive one with all the creativity & sharing!

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Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:50 pm.

It definitely is, quite relaxing too (unless you do them around fingers!)

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Coombe Mill (Fiona) on 22nd July 2014 at 10:56 am.

Ah the loomb band craze, your bracelets look lovely. I can hardly see my kids arms for them #What’sthestory

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Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:49 pm.

That sounds very familiar, we see the children coming out of the school we pass with loads on 🙂

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Merlinda Little on 22nd July 2014 at 6:38 pm.

Not just a fad in here but all over the world! My cousins are so into this in Manila, Philippines and I know some people from Singapore who loves doing this too! Amazing! #magicmoments

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Jeannette on 22nd July 2014 at 8:49 pm.

Gosh, it’s very widespread isn’t it, that is amazing!

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Karen Bell on 23rd July 2014 at 6:50 am.

Ah yes, the loom band craze. It has only come to our house in the last couple of weeks too. My son spent a whole day doing it solidly, but not done much since.
It’s nice to have some time crafting together.
#WhatstheStory

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Jeannette on 4th August 2014 at 7:17 am.

It definitely is good to have some crafting and creative time together 🙂

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