Heard about rainbow loom?
Rainbow loom is a loom kit invented by Cheong Choon Ng, a mechnical engineer by profession. Seeing his kids making bracelets out of rubber bands gave him the idea of this toy loom for rubber band crafting. Before being a plastic pegboard, he made a prototype using wooden board, push pins and dental hooks. With continued encouragement from family members, he invested to manufacturing the parts of the toy in a factory he found in China and was helped by his wife assembling it. The name Rainbow Loom was the idea of his brother and niece.
This is the complete set of the Rainbow Loom looks like:
The Rainbow Loom kit package includes:
– One Rainbow Loom® – The Original Rubber Band Loom
– One Mini Rainbow Loom®
– One yellow color hook with metal tip
– A bag of 600+ mixed color latex-free rubber bands (colors may vary)
– A bag of c-clips
– Anti-Counterfeit Secret Code is affixed to the instruction manual
– Instruction manual for making simple bracelets
Rainbow Loom are suitable for kids 8 years and above. However, if your children are under this age, parents can still supervise them in using this product. Some parts are “ingestible but indigestible” as the safety warning says.
Be aware that Rainbow Loom products have counterfeit nowadays. So please, before you waste any money on cheap items that doesn’t last, think twice. Rainbow Loom website also teaches how to spot on fake ones.
Rainbow Loom kit costs around $15 in US. Here in the Philippines, the cheapest I’ve seen so far on some online seller is P650.00 (a little cheaper if you want to convert $15 to peso by $1=P45).
I don’t have mind yet, but hoping to get one soon! As for now, I will be contented with my mini loom and Y fork.
Below are some of my crafts which I hopefully can share you the step by step instructions.