- The sturdy, easy-to-use loom
- 600+ multi-colored latex rubber bands
The recommended minimum age for the loom is 8, but children as young as 5 can be successful, particularly with the basic designs. It largely depends on the motor skills and frustration tolerance of the child, of course.
When starting out, it typically takes kids 20-30 minutes to make their first bracelet. However, with a bit of experience, many kids can pop them out in just a couple of minutes.
Making bracelets with the rainbow loom is easy, and there are tons of videos available on Youtube that show you how to make many stunning designs. (Check out our Rainbow Loom Designs section for the best of the Youtube videos.)
So, you may be wondering how long the included supply of 600 rubber bands will last. Well, that depends on the kid of course. But I would recommend ordering some extras when you order the loom. You’re gonna need them sooner or later, so might as well get them all in one shot (plus, with Amazon, if you throw in a few bags of rubber bands, you can qualify for free shipping!)
Amazon currently seems to have plenty of the looms in stock, but with the craze building every day and the holidays around the corner, who knows how long that will last.
This certainly looks like it will be the “must have” gift of the season, and rumor has it that speculators are already buying up as many looms as possible, hoping to cash in on desperate parents who wait until the last minute.
If you haven’t got your rainbow loom yet, I highly suggest ordering one now. Where else can you get this much fun and creative exploration for less than the cost of a couple of movie tickets?