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Provides some very creative ideas for going beyond bracelets with the Rainbow Loom.

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Additional supplies are needed for many of the projects.


Final Fiendish Findings?

Loom Magic! uses clear instructions, colorful photos, and a whole lot of imagination to present young loom addicts with twenty-five projects that will fuel their creativity and keep them crafty. While additional supplies (and additional looms) are needed for many of the projects, they are easy to follow and appealing to kids. It’s sure to be a hit for young Rainbow Loom fans.

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Posted December 19, 2013 by

 
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If you have a school aged child, chances are good you have heard of the Rainbow Loom. Chances are always quite good that you have billions of tiny little rubber bands hiding in every corner of your house, and everyone you know (and perhaps a few strangers) have been gifted with dozens of the stretchy, colorful bracelets that the Rainbow Loom so addictively produces.

So what to do when you’re tired of the standard bracelets, but still want to enjoy that popular Rainbow Loom? Loom Magic! from John McCann and Becky Thomas provides just the boost of imagination to get kids creating again. Featuring twenty-five different projects that kids can produce with the Rainbow Loom, it’s sure to be a hit with your little loom addicts this holiday season. Ranging from stuff a novice can handle to some truly intricate projects, Loom Magic! uses step-by-step instructions along with colorful and informative photos to break each project down into something kids can understand.

The projects in Loom Magic! are a really nice mix of projects meant to appeal to kids of elementary age, and I liked that they have made it a point to add suggestions for customizing each project for all interests and both genders, rather than making it a stereotypical volume full of pink and sparkles (not that pink sparkles aren’t welcome – it’s just nice to see a spectrum of colors and interests). The projects range from the silly (wearable loomed mustache, anyone?) to useful (cell phone cases and watch bands could make great gifts) to the just plain fun (my nine year old yelled “I’ve got to make that!” the instant he saw the finger sling shot).

While the Rainbow Loom (or equivalent product – there are tons of generic models on the market) and bands are the main ingredient in all of the projects in Loom Magic!, it should be noted that they aren’t always the only ingredient. Each project clearly lists supplies needed at the beginning, so it isn’t a problem – but be prepared for shopping lists loaded with things like beads and craft hoops. It should also be noted that many of projects require more than one Rainbow Loom. Multiple looms must be used together to create larger projects.

Loom Magic! uses clear instructions, colorful photos, and a whole lot of imagination to present young loom addicts with twenty-five projects that will fuel their creativity and keep them crafty. While additional supplies (and additional looms) are needed for many of the projects, they are easy to follow and appealing to kids. It’s sure to be a hit for young Rainbow Loom fans.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)