Make Rainbow Loom Jewelry – Without A Loom! easy and cool!

Craft Tutorial Created By Kids – For Kids!

My 7 year old daughter rightfully takes complete credit for this genius example of childhood resourcefulness! Together with a friend at her after school center, they came up with a way for everyone make rainbow loom bracelets and rings together when there weren’t enough looms to go around. Necessity is the mother of invention and all that!

Now getting a 7 year old to ‘freeze’ so you can take step by step photos as she is looming is not the easiest task in the world, so please forgive the slight impatient blurs in places!

You will find that making rainbow loom jewelry this way is very easy for younger kids to get their heads around, the loom can be confusing. (Even for moms…. and by moms, I mean me!)

Rainbow loom jewelry without the loom

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All you need at hand are two pencils or pens, mini rubber bands and the plastic S or C clips.
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Start by sliding the first band over one of the pencils.

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids.

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Next make one twist in the band and loop over the second pencil. The band should look like the figure 8.

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids.

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Slip a second band onto the pencils. (Do not twist.)

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids.

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Slip a third band onto the pencils and pluck out the lower band on the right.

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

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Pull the band up and over the pencil to snap into the centre of the pencils.

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

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Repeat this step on the left.

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

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These are the core steps of making the rainbow loom strip, to be repeated band by band, looping over the top, until you have the desired length to make a bracelet, ring, necklace, etc.

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

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When you are happy with the length of your rainbow loom strip, simply slip one side at a time off the pencils and finish with a C or S clip.

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

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And join the ends together to make your ring, necklace, bracelet

Make Rainbow Loom jewelry without the loom - easy for kids. By MIchelle McInerney for KidsActivitiesBlog

Happy Making, Happy Wearing xx
Michelle

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Rainbow loom jewelry without the loom

 

 

 



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Michelle McInerney, an Irish based graphic designer and mum of one, is the craft designer behind award winning blog MollyMooCrafts.com - a fun and colorful online world of unique and cute crafts for children and their parents.

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