Friday, December 6, 2013

12/6/13: Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker from Cra-Z-Art

If you have a school age child you probably have heard of the new Loom Bracelet craze.  Just like we had friendship bracelets when we were kids now Loom Bracelets are the new "in thing" to trade amongst friends.  We did not have a loom and my kids were coming home everyday with bracelets from their friends.  The Shimmer 'n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker from Cra-Z-Art is a great way to make these cool bracelets to share with friends and Toys 'R Us was nice enough to send me one.
 I have to admit, making these bracelets is some what addicting.  I have been watching You Tube videos online to learn different techniques.  We have learned how to make the Fishtail and Starburst that are more advanced techniques but we first started with the basic ones.
Here you can see some of Lauren's collection.  As you see she has a cool one that hooks on to a ring on her finger.  She got that one from a friend at school.  She also has a cool little ring she made.
 The Cra-Z-Loom comes with 600 latex-free rubber bands to make 24 bracelets.  I like that this loom comes with directions to make a few different bracelet types.  I also like that the pegs are labeled with numbers so it makes it easier to follow along in the directions as it tells you what number peg to hook bands on.  This was our starting point after we laid out our bands and looped the first set of greens.
 Here it is fully looped.  Now you just pull it off the loom and put an "S" hook on the ends.
 Here is a bracelet we made.  We decided to do a holiday one with Green and Red.  There are so many possibilities with so many colors of rubber bands.  Make them, trade them, and have fun!
 This is such a hot holiday item and really allows kids to get creative and have patience to use the loom to make these super cool bracelets.  You can find the Cra-Z-Loom here at Toys 'R Us.  It retails for $14.99 but I see it is on sale right now for $12.00.  They also have a refill set here.
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Disclosure:  I received the Cra-Z-Loom from Toys 'R Us for review purposes.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

1 comment:

Karen O said...

I am getting my 9 year old granddaughter one of these looms for Christmas. I'll have to check out the You Tube videos on the loom techniques.