The Mumsnet Summer Loom Band Challenge - £200 of Hobbycraft vouchers up for grabs

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RachelCMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 22-Jul-14 17:18:57

Cabin fever setting in when the school holidays have barely begun? Wondering how on earth you're going to keep the DC entertained for six (gulp) whole weeks? Introducing...the Mumsnet Summer Loom Band Challenge.

For anyone who has been living under a rock for the last few months doesn't know what loom-banding is, here's a quick guide.

Like those of you who saw it, we at MNHQ were most impressed with the loom band dress that recently sold for more than £170,000 on eBay, and it got us wondering what loom brilliance Mumsnetters' offspring were capable of.

Post pictures of your DC's best creations below, and our favourite (loom band gin bottle anyone?) will win a £100 Hobbycraft voucher, with two £50 vouchers available for runners-up.

The competition is open until midnight on Sunday 10 August.

In hope and solidarity - September will be soon be looming (oh yes, we went there),
MNHQ x

TheFirstOfHerName Tue 22-Jul-14 17:33:42

Penguin, by DS3 (just turned 10).

TheFirstOfHerName Tue 22-Jul-14 18:31:14

Beaded bracelet by DD

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 22-Jul-14 18:35:06

ta da (and obvs no entry to comp) but am v proud of the phone case my DD aged 11 knitted with her loom bands!!
(Dog not made of loom bands)

PortofinoRevisited Tue 22-Jul-14 19:06:08

DD has gone to fetch hers as we speak wink

coffeecups Tue 22-Jul-14 19:14:03

have you heard of #loomforniamh - a Brighton based group are raising money for support for treatment for children with Wilms tumour, a rare childhood cancer. Make a loom, sell it in exchange for a donation to Niamh's Fund which is a virgingiving based fund.

Lweji Tue 22-Jul-14 22:01:47

Oooooh!

<wonders if she should wait until she takes loom bands and loom to DS on holiday with grandparents or start on the dress today>

CrystalSkulls Tue 22-Jul-14 23:13:40

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Polonium Tue 22-Jul-14 23:21:19

TheFirstOfHerName I think that penguin is superb.

I bought my children the loom bands and a mother board grin but they just aren't interested. Where am I going wrong?

MrsWinnibago Wed 23-Jul-14 00:01:02

Ooh marking place!

mrsseed Wed 23-Jul-14 07:45:36

my my daughter's panda

JustAShopGirl Wed 23-Jul-14 11:14:05

don't leave them on a sunny windowsill... they perish.

TheFirstOfHerName Wed 23-Jul-14 13:18:58

They don't do too well in a tumble dryer either.

schilke Wed 23-Jul-14 19:20:38

How many entries can they have? Dd1 is rummaging around in her loom creations box now...

steppemum Wed 23-Jul-14 23:27:12

well, I have told dcs, they are now suitably challenged and the race is on to see who makes the best one.

Can we add age please?

Lweji Thu 24-Jul-14 07:05:31

DS's creation for the World Cup, on the theme of the Portuguese flag. It's not going to win, but I don't care.

9 years old, and a boy. grin

Lou3monkeys Thu 24-Jul-14 10:11:18

Dds dress up rapunzel , she's also done princess Anna princess elsa and princess tiana (7 years old ) she loves playing with them and dressing them in each other's removable skirts and capes !

Lou3monkeys Thu 24-Jul-14 10:15:12

Here's tiana and Anna and a pic of how you take her skirt off!

colleenmagic Thu 24-Jul-14 10:26:47

wow that's beautiful!

Sirzy Thu 24-Jul-14 11:34:31

These are amazing. I can just about make the basic bands!

KiBe Thu 24-Jul-14 11:35:54

Lou3monkeys - amazing!

lovelyningsih Thu 24-Jul-14 11:55:38

My daughter creations (9 yo)..

4 D and apple, she made for her teacher's class as a thank you.

lovelyningsih Thu 24-Jul-14 11:56:58

She made this for my key cover smile

Lweji Thu 24-Jul-14 12:58:41

I think we should have some like buttons. smile

Polonium Thu 24-Jul-14 14:05:07

Lou3 Please tell your DD those dolls are gorgeous.

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