How to make a rubber band bracelet
If you are wondering how to make rubber band bracelets, you may be surprised to find out how easy it can be, and how many resources are at your disposal. There are many instructional videos available online that will teach you how to make rubber band bracelets. YouTube is a great resource for finding hundreds of videos with step by step instructions on how to create rubber band works of art in various different patterns.
If you have a rubber band bracelet kit, it should contain everything you need to learn how to make rubber band bracelets. Before you begin, find the arrows on your loom and make sure they are pointing up. You should loop a rubber band over the first peg and stretch it diagonally across to the peg on the left. Your second rubber band will go on top of the peg on the left, then stretch diagonally to the peg in the middle forming a zigzag pattern. Continue with the zigzag pattern until you reach the end of the loom. Once finished, rotate the loom so that the arrows are now pointing down. Starting with the second rubber band, use the hook to lift the band off the peg in the middle, and place it on top of itself on the right peg. Continue with this pattern until you reach the end of the loom. Take the last rubber band off and slide your c-clip on. Pull the rubber bands off the loom and hook the ends together with the clip to form your bracelet. Once you master this simple design, you can learn how to make rubber band bracelets with more complex patterns and designs.
It may be difficult finding the kits in stores as most are selling out quickly so you may want to try to learn how to make rubber band bracelets without the loom. There are instructional videos available online that will teach you how to make rubber band bracelets like this as well. You will need several small rubber bands in your choice of colors and a pencil. While the pencil is not a necessity, it makes it easier to hold the bracelet together until you are finished. Begin by folding the first rubber band in half around the pencil. You will then string a second rubber band through the loops sticking out on the first and fold the second rubber band in half. Continue on with a third rubber band through the loops on the second, and so forth until you reached the desired length. Remove the pencil and tie the ends of the last rubber band together to close the loops. You can use another rubber band or a small piece of thread or yarn to tie the two ends together to form the bracelet.
If you do not find everything you are looking for in the online videos, there are several books available that will teach you how to make rubber band bracelets. Some stores such as Toys R Us and Learning Express also offer classes that will teach you how to make rubber band bracelets. Check with your local store to see what is available.