If you’re looking for a great bracelet loom band craft, we got you! You can use colorful bands to make an XO band bracelet. Kids of all ages will have a blast making this bracelet loom band craft. From friendship bracelets, gifts, and stylish jewelry, there are so many ways to decorate and design your very own loom band bracelets. Even adults will enjoy this bracelet loom band craft, just follow our step by step tutorial!

Loom band bracelet tutorial- bracelet with pink, yellow, white, blue, and black on a white background- kids activities blog
Let’s make band bracelets!

Bracelet Loom Band Craft

Creating bracelets and accessories is a lot of fun for kids to do, but is also great for building their brains.  Finding good loom tutorials that show how to make a band bracelet is sometimes challenging!

Related: How to Make Rubber Band Bracelets without a Rainbow Loom – Easy! and Let’s Make Friendship Bracelets with Square Loom Printable

Kids develop pattern-making skills, learn to follow ever increasingly complex directions, all while working with intricate fine-motor skills.And if you skip any steps, you need to start over again! As my kids love the bracelets they are willing to fight through the process. I love that!

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Supplies Needed To Make This Fun And Colorful Bracelet Loom Band Craft

All steps to make a loom band bracelet tutorial- blue bands, x pink bands, o yellow bands,  add white and pink and purple bands- kids activities blog
Follow our step by step tutorial, with pictures, to make a loom band bracelet.

XO Band Bracelet Tutorial

Step 1

To make the XO Band Bracelet you will want to put an “edge” of around the loom.   Start on one end with the arrows pointing up. The prongs should look like “U”s.   After you fill the perimeter, you can make your “X”s.

Loom band bracelet tutorial- finished and step by step to make using colorful bands- kids activities blog
See, you can make beautifu loom band bracelets, easy!

Step 2

Go back to where you started and make an “X” with the bands.  

Step 3

Loop from the center prong to the outer prongs. We made our “X”s with pink, purple and blue.  

Step 4

Top the middle of each “X” with an “O” – use a single band and double loop it over the center prong. We used white and yellow for our “O”s.

Step 5

Flip your loom over, so the prongs look like “n”s. Working from the bottom, begin pulling the bands over the prong in front of it.  

Step 6

With the center, pull the bands off, looping them through the circle “O”.
Have your kids created their own Band Bracelet Patterns?

Our Experience With This Bracelet Loom Band Craft

My kids and I had a blast with this bracelet loom band craft. We made loom band bracelets for each other, for friends, for extended family. It did take a minute for the kids to get the hang of it, but patience is a virtue! And it’s okay if this bracelet loom band craft is a little challenging for you. You can also make some of our easy bracelets.

If you are not accustomed to band bracelets, this is a medium complex bracelet. You will want to start with some of the easier band bracelets to make.*

More Of Our Favorite Loom Band Kits

The above kit is very basic, and perfect for beginners. There are other loom band kits that have an assortment of different rubber bands, beads, and the such.

Bracelet Band Loom Craft

band bracelet tutorial

Use a rainbow loom and rubber bands to make colorful and cute xo band bracelets!

Materials

  • The Original Rainbow Loom Kit
  • Extra Loom Rubber Bands

Instructions

  1. To make the XO Band Bracelet you will want to put an “edge” of around the loom.   Start on one end with the arrows pointing up. The prongs should look like “U”s.   After you fill the perimeter, you can make your “X”s.
  2. Go back to where you started and make an “X” with the bands.  
  3. Loop from the center prong to the outer prongs. We made our “X”s with pink, purple and blue.  
  4. Top the middle of each “X” with an “O” – use a single band and double loop it over the center prong. We used white and yellow for our “O”s.
  5. Flip your loom over, so the prongs look like “n”s. Working from the bottom, begin pulling the bands over the prong in front of it.  
  6. With the center, pull the bands off, looping them through the circle “O”.

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How did your bracelet loom band craft turn out? What color bracelets did you make?



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  1. My younger son is the band bracelet maker in our family, so I want to print out these directions for him. However, I have a question: the 1st sentence of the directions states, “To make the XO band bracelet you need to put an ‘edge’ of around the loom.” Edge of what? Would you please clear this up for me? He’s made enough of these in various styles that he might be able to work off the pictures alone, but just in case ….
    Thanks,
    Cheryl

  2. Thanks for sharing at Tell Me About It Tuesday!
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  3. These bracelets are super cute!

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  4. Oh, this is fantastic. I foresee a ton of xo bracelets n the future.
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  5. Thank you so much for posting a tutorial on something other than the rainbow loom. My dd has a loom like yours and I’m having a difficult time finding tutorials on this type of loom. If you have more, please post it 🙂 Visiting from the TurnItUp Linkup

    1. Erlene, there are all sorts of videos on youtube for rainbow loom bracelets and other projects. My daughter uses youtube frequently for new designs.