Southern Mom Loves: Do Your Kids Loom Bands? {Sunshine Loom Review}

Do Your Kids Loom Bands? {Sunshine Loom Review}

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I received a Sunshine Loom kit from Friendly Bands in order to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

If you have kids or are around kids, or heck, have even seen some kids somewhere in the past year, then you probably have seen these bracelets. And if you haven't seen rubber band jewelry yet, where have you been?! 

Last year, my teen son started coming home with them. "What the heck is that?" "Bracelet." "Obviously. I mean, what is it made of?" "Rubber bands." I got three syllables...not bad.

Since then, I've seen them everywhere. It seems like every kid I come across is wearing one. The neighbor kids come over with their loom and they spend hours making these things. My son brings them home from school. My daughter comes home with them. The cat even tries making off with them. They are all over my house and I didn't even buy a kit! Jeez.

I was contacted by Friendly Bands and asked if I'd like to review their new SunshineLoom Mega Craft Kit. I agreed after looking over their kits because I found that they included an organizer! Now, I've seen other looms with a little drawer, or most often, with no storage. Some kind of organization is a must if it's coming into this house.

I received the SunshineLoom Mega Craft Kit, and it is mega! It comes with the circular Sunshine Loom with a protective lid, 2 loom hooks, 10 colors of rubber bands, links to hold your creations closed, 3 types of charms, the organizer box, directions for 4 types of bracelets, and a backpack to carry it all in.

The kids couldn't wait to get started, so first, we attempted the Double Band. We did pretty well until the end; We forgot to lock part of the pattern. Oh well! I don't think my daughter cared!

She had fun and was happy with the outcome anyway!

Next, we attempted the X Band, which was the 4th pattern in the instructions. It wasn't hard, and I think it turned out really well!

So, the loom was awesome. The bands, charms, and hooks all worked well together, and the kids had a blast. My daughter is now making a bracelet a day after school; One for each of her BFFs. She's in 2nd grade so this may take a while! 

I liked that the loom was circular. It made it easier to visualize patterns. It has markings for S, M, L, & XL bracelets, but you can also do rings and necklaces. It comes with a ton of bands and boasts that it makes over 100 bracelets, so I don't think we'll be running out anytime soon!

I think these kits would make fabulous gifts too. We do a ton of crafts and have art kits and random looms galore, and not one of those kits has seen as much interest from the kids as this one has in the last 4 days. Usually, we break one out, play with it, and it gets shoved in a closet somewhere. So far, this one has lived on our kitchen breakfast bar because every time I try to put it away, it gets pulled out and used again. That alone gives it an A+ in my book.

You can find the SunshineLoom, kits, extra bands, and accessories at Walmart (Friendly Bands site is no longer working). 

Thanks to Friendly Bands for providing us a kit to review...and also one to give away! Look for that giveaway coming soon!

Do any of the kids in your life loom rubber band jewelry? 

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