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Not to get how rainbow loom works?

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DogCalledRudis Sat 28-Jun-14 17:21:44

My DS1 only uses his fingers and never bothered with loom itself. Ok, so i've given in to the craze, bought the loom for myself. And i completely don't get it. I read the instructions and total crap turns out. at least DS1 finds it funny watching me fiddle and make a mess.
Are these things supposed to be understood only by children???

PortofinoRevisited Sat 28-Jun-14 17:22:54

According to dd, YouTube is your friend.

JsOtherHalf Sat 28-Jun-14 17:24:47

I googled loom band tutorial on you tube for DS, and came up with lots of well described options.

emms1981 Sat 28-Jun-14 17:24:59


emms1981 Sat 28-Jun-14 17:25:31

My son

DogCalledRudis Sat 28-Jun-14 17:27:01

I watch these tutorials and only managed to make fishtails

emms1981 Sat 28-Jun-14 17:27:31

Grr stupid phone my son came home with some yesterday, I'm useless with anything like that I think their a bit dangerous he had a band round his arm

Sirzy Sat 28-Jun-14 17:36:10

I can do very basic bands and fish tails. That's it.

SocialButterfly Sat 28-Jun-14 20:52:20

I made a starburst today yay! And a chick which my dd was very impressed with. YouTube is definitely your friend.

Muskey Sat 28-Jun-14 20:59:17

Head for YouTube my daughter looks at it all the time for ideas. TBH the instructions are rubbish

GobblersKnob Sat 28-Jun-14 21:00:57

I spend more time on the loom than the kids, I love it grin The inverted hexafish is where it's at.

DogCalledRudis Sat 28-Jun-14 21:04:24


Ultimate fail. The loom broke down...

Stinkle Sat 28-Jun-14 21:08:14

Yes, definitely YouTube.

Loads of tutorials on there.

I can make the basic fishtail bracelets on my fingers, but the loom bit baffles me, DD is the expert.

hels71 Sat 28-Jun-14 21:22:56

The loom (bought cheaply) we have does not look like the ones on you tube....I am struggling....although thankfully DD is still happy to make simple things on her fingers...

everythingisonmurtaghlist Sat 28-Jun-14 21:25:33

They baffle me too...someone bought them for my 2.9 month old?!?! hmm I tried for about 5 minutes then chucked them in a drawer

DogCalledRudis Sat 28-Jun-14 21:48:10

Yeah, didn't feel like paying £20 for real one, now i have a cheap AND broken one sad

Jinsei Sat 28-Jun-14 21:51:14

The cheap ones seem to get bad reviews. I reckon it's worth paying out a bit more for the real thing. I find it quite therapeutic!

Harriebabe Sat 28-Jun-14 22:09:01

I can make fishtails on my cheap (The Works) loom but I think it's too small for anything else. Followed a starburst tutorial on You Tube and ended up throwing the thing across the room in frustration when I realised I was unable to follow the instructions of a 10 year old! I ran out of pegs though. DS2 had given up waiting and left the room long before.

TattyDevine Sat 28-Jun-14 22:10:27

Ooh I did one today I am so proud of. I don't even want to give the finished product to DD blush

youbethemummylion Sat 28-Jun-14 22:11:11

You can make quite a few designs using pencils or a couple of forks. Youtube will show you how.

marne2 Sat 28-Jun-14 22:13:41

I use you tube, I have been looming whilst dh watches the World Cup. I am slightly addicted grin.

I've just had a failed attempt at a starburst (it was very close but somehow didn't join the ones that connect each star to the next so it ended up with gaps). Was going to have another go tonight but DS has broken the loom (ours was about £3 as well). I've only seen the small crappy ones in shops so far, anyone know whereI might get a bigger/better one apart from Amazon?

I'm finding it very hard working from videos, I need step by step photo instructions (I'm the same with everything). A book would be much better for me.

Hulababy Sat 28-Jun-14 22:14:24

YouTube is the answer

I can now do starbursts - yeah, but I have arthritis in my fingers and they hurt like anything the day after. It's all so fiddly!

My mine craft style skeleton was going so well but I got interrupted half way through and must have missed a step on return and it wasn't joined in one bit when I took it off sad

12y Dd tends to do the fishtail and inverse fishtails, but does them in her fingers rather than the loom.

CastilianHhhhidalgo Sat 28-Jun-14 22:19:36

I might have been eyeing up loom kits on eBay today. For myself. I don't even have any kids blush

I am currently proudly sporting the two fishtails I made myself under instruction from DNiece

marne2 Sat 28-Jun-14 22:19:45

I have made the rainbow charm ( took me ages ), I struggle with the ones where you have to double the bands over on your fingers as the irritate my skin, struggled with the starburst too, do try the 'minion' bracelet on you tube ( it's a easy one ) and the hex fish tail.

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