Do you or your children want to make heartfelt homemade gifts for friends? Craft fun and beautiful bracelets, charms, and necklaces with a rubber-band loom kit. A Michigan dad named Cheong Choon Ng invented the original rubber-band loom, which he called the Rainbow Loom, as a way to connect with his bracelet-making daughters. The basic loom has three rows of C-shaped or round pegs, and crochet hooks are used to weave the bands in complicated patterns that will impress friends and family. Y looms and finger looms are other alternatives. Browse our selection of the best looms and bands below to find the right product for you or your kids.
1. Rainbow Loom Combo Set
What sets this loom apart is its adjustable C-shaped pegs, which enable crafters to add rows to adjust the loom’s width and length. This versatility allows users to make a wide range of projects of all sizes, from bracelets to flowers to animal forms. The included hook’s metal tip ensures precision and durability, and its shaft sits comfortably in the hand for hours of creativity. You get more than 7,000 latex-free rubber bands in 21 colors, and the durable bands won’t snap while you are weaving. Also included are colorful C-hooks and instructions to guide you on your artistic journey. This inspirational loom won a toy-of-the-year award in 2014.
2. Beadery Wonder Loom
Unsure if rubber-band looms are for you or your kids? Wonder Loom’s kit is ideal for those who want to explore without purchasing a huge (and pricier) set. The loom is one solid piece and features three rows of rounded C-shaped pegs for creating bracelets, necklaces, and charms. The kit’s colorful, latex-free rubber bands aren’t as smooth as those found in other kits, and colors vary from kit to kit. Also included are a pick tool for weaving ease, C-clips, and easy-to-follow instructions for making bracelets.
3. Cra-Z-Loom Super CRA-Z-Loom
The loom in this set features six rows—twice the amount of most looms—meaning kids can make designs that cover more wrist real estate than the competition. The loom is sturdy and comes with more than 2,000 rubber bands, two hooks, and three plastic clips; you even get a small, six-prong mini loom to make bracelets on the go. An instruction manual illustrating different banding techniques completes this set.
4. Mudo Nest Rubber Bands Refill Set
When art educators teach students how to weave using rubber band looms, kids learn about patterns and develop fine motor skills. Students love the completed bracelets, necklaces, and backpack tags. This set contains everything needed to keep many young artists engaged for hours, including Y looms, crochet hooks, thousands of bands in 28 vibrant, fun colors, and tons of kid-friendly charms and beads.
5. YITOHOP Rubber Loom Bands Kit
This mega kit is jam-packed with thousands of bands in 30 colors. A wide variety of charms, beads, tassels, S-hooks, backpack hooks, and hair clips are included for extra functionality and bling. The kit includes several Y looms and crochet hooks, making it perfect for crafting parties and play dates. Items come in a sturdy carrying case resembling a tool box: Everything fits inside, and its many compartments allow convenient organization.