As the holidays approach, a rubber band bracelet kit is sure to be on the wish list of many children across the nation. Children are using the rubber band bracelet kit to turn regular rubber bands into unique bracelets, necklaces, rings, mini bags, pendants, hair accessories and anklets from the comfort of their own homes.  Now the question for many parents is where can I buy a rubber band bracelet kit?

A rubber band bracelet kit can be purchased at various toy, hobby and craft stores.  Many chain stores initially rejected the idea of carrying the kits, but as their popularity grows, retailers are beginning to come around.  Michaels, Learning Express and Toys R Us are a few of the major stores now selling the kits.  The bracelet kits have become so popular that the stores are struggling to keep them in stock.  The kits range in price from approximately fifteen to twenty dollars.  Additional rubber bands can be purchased at a very reasonable price as well.    Some stores are even offering classes that teach kids to make these rubber band creations using their rubber band bracelet kit.  For instance, Learning Express offers classes that will teach kids to become a ‘Loomineer’.  They offer three different levels of classes where children will learn ten new designs at each level.  They can advance from beginner to intermediate and on up to expert level.

If you are struggling to find a rubber band bracelet kit in stores, you may want to look at online retailers like Amazon and eBay.  At Amazon you can choose your favorite rubber band bracelet kit from a wide variety of options including the Twistz Bandz Rainbow Loom, DIY Rubber Band Bracelets Loom Kit, Cra-Z-Art Shimmer 'n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker, Magical Colorful Loom Kit, Royal Loom Band Kit and Funloom Rubber Band Bracelet Kit.  You will find that most of these kits are fairly similar so it’s up to you to choose which you prefer. 
  
There are many positives to the rubber band bracelet craze so most parents should feel comfortable purchasing a rubber band bracelet kit for their children.  Making these adorable bracelets gets children to turn off the iPods, video games, TVs and other electronics and turn on their imaginations.  The bracelets also teach sharing and promote generosity as kids share rubber bands with one another and make bracelets for friends and younger siblings.  Creating these bracelets also helps to develop fine motor skills.  As we head into the fall and winter months, a rubber band bracelet kit is the perfect rainy day activity to keep little hands busy.