Sometimes the simple toys and old favourites of simple rubber bands can come back with a new slant this time they have in the form of Rainbow Loom, Rainbow Loom is colourful rubber bands which allow you to create your own unique charms, and rings and bracelets.
The Rainbow Loom is great fun for kids to teens. It allows you to turn colourful rubber bands into your own jewellery creations with easy-to-follow, simple instructions. Each kit includes a Rainbow Loom, 600 assorted colourful rubber bands, an RBL hook and C- Clips which enable you to have fun while creating your own individual designs. There are loads of cool, funky unique designs to make and various combinations to create!
The Rainbow Loom was created in Michigan by entrepreneur Cheong Choon Ng who created the toy after he saw his two daughters making bracelets from ponytail rubber bands. He figured out a new twist with a different loom and a different band shape.
“I was at one point really popular in the neighbourhood,” said Ng, who used to be a crash safety engineer at the Nissan Technical Center North America in Farmington Hills, Mich. His daughters’ friends would come over and want him to make their bracelets.
Those looms and plastic bands have now stretched into more than $50 million in revenue. Asked if the private company is profitable, they nod and smile.
The father and daughters were featured on Dec. 2 in a one-page People magazine article called “Rubber Bands to Riches.” Rainbow Loom won “Toy of the Year” in New York at the industry’s equivalent of the Oscars.
In January ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked children and their parents to send in bracelets and other designs created using the popular craft toy. All the colours, patterns and designs were then spun into one big, heavy, colourful suit to be auctioned to benefit charity.
ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel asked children and their parents to send in bracelets and other designs created using the popular Rainbow Loom craft toy. All the colours, patterns and designs were then spun into one big, heavy, colourful suit to be auctioned off to benefit charity.
On Feb. 26, Kimmel wore the Rainbow Loom suit on his show. The owners of the Wixom, Mich., company, Rainbow Loom by Choon’s Design, made the winning bid of $40,000. The auction benefitted the MaxLove Project, a nonprofit inspired by Max Wilford, 7, who was fighting brain cancer.
Make super fun rubber band bracelets with this simple-to-use Rainbow Loom kit!
Make single and wide pattern bracelets for different effects and combine multiple loom sets to make longer and wider combinations. Use short combinations to make funky rings and longer ones for crazy necklaces!
The specially designed loom makes making bracelets a breeze and the easy-to-follow instructions mean that anyone can join in the fun!
Also included are over 600 latex-free rubber bands that can be used to make up to 24 bracelets and c-clips which are used to join the ends together. As well as a mini Rainbow Loom that lets you make single-pattern bracelets super fast.
1 Rainbow Loom
1 Mini Rainbow Loom
1 Hook with base opener
600+ Latex free rubber bands and c-clips
Not suitable for children under the age of 8 years.
Dimentions: 25.5 x 4 x 5.5cm
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