Use this easy technique to make loom rubber band rings without a loom! This cute rainbow loom ring craft uses all those loom bands for easy rings to make. Making rubber band rings is great for older kids and a perfect slumber party activity or boredom buster. These actually make great gifts for friends too. Kids of all skill levels can make this perfect accessory. It’s time to make your own homemade rings!

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Let’s make rubber band rings!

DIY Rubber Band Rings for Kids

The Rainbow Loom craze is alive and well at this “Quirky” Momma’s house. This ring making craft was created completely – without any inspiration or participation of mom.

Related: Make rubber band bracelets

We first made rubber band rings years ago on a FB live video that was super popular on our FB page shared with comments like:

I thought Justice would like this.

-Angela

We think it is because everyone knows a kid that would love this ring making activity!

How to Make Rubber Band Rings without a Loom

We have been following Band Bracelet tutorials for weeks and I love it when our kids are so engrossed that they create something new, completely on their own!

Supplies Needed to create a Band Ring

  • 2 rubber bands that are the “ring” part – pictured above, we chose black and yellow.
  • 3 rubber bands that are the “jewel” part of the ring – pictured above, Lena chose pink blue and green.
  • Your fingers – NO loom is needed to create these!!

Watch How to Make a Rubber Band Ring Tutorial Video

Directions to Make a Rainbow Band Ring without a Loom

Text: Rubber Band Rings - Kids Activities Blog - Pictured Steps to make a rainbow loom rubber band ring without a loom - close up using colors black and pink.
Here are the easy steps to making your own rubber band ring!

Step 1

Choose two bands to make the ring portion of your rubber band ring. It is easiest to choose one color for both bands so you can easily identify which rubber bands make up the band of your ring. In the pictures above, we chose black rubber bands.

Step 2

Choose 3 rubber bands that will make up the jewel portion of your ring. It is easiest to choose one color for all three bands. In the pictures above, we chose pink rubber bands.

Step 3

Take one ring band and one jewel rubber band (one black and one pink) and you loop the jewel band through folding it over the ring band.

Step 4

Continue looping the remaining 2 jewel rubber bands (pink) through and over each other.

Step 5

When you have the three jewel rubber bands looped together in a row, grab your unused ring rubber band (black in the pictures) and loop it through the end jewel band pulling the loop through so it is knotted with a slip knot.

Step 6

You now have 2 ring loops (black) at each end of the jewel braid (pink). Fold the entire rubber band structure so that the two ring loops (black) are on top of each other and put your finger through the two ring loops (black).

Our Experience With These DIY Rubber Band Rings

I love simple activities! Once your kids get the hang of it they can make these anywhere at any time! And they will swap buckets of them with their pals! We loved this rings because they aren’t wire rings that require wire cutters, copper wire, or any other simple wire to make a simple wire ring. Rather, this is a beautiful ring that you can use for almost any ring size. And you can wear all your favorite colors on your own hands.

My younger kids and older kids were able to make their own rings. Their handmade rings allowed them to make a different ring for every day of the week. This craft is an easy way to make a simple ring. Rubber bands are the simple way to make their own jewelry or an easy elastic ring.

Make DIY Rubber Band Rings

These DIY ring ideas are perfect for spending time with your kids. Siblings sharing time with each other. Or, you can make this DIY ring project with a basic design at a slumber party or birthday party. You only need to follow a few simple steps, and use rubber bands with bright colors! All your friends and family can make an attractive ring with these step-by-step instructions. And the best part is, even as they grow they keep wearing the rings or follow our step-by-step instructions to make a new one.

Yield: 1

Make a Loom Rubber Band Ring without a Loom

band ring tutorial

Use this simple tutorial and how to video to create your own customized rubber band ring without a rainbow loom! Once the easy steps are mastered, kids can make a lot of fun and colorful rubber band rings in a rainbow of colors.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • 2 Bands that are the “ring” part
  • 3 Bands that are the “jewel” part of the ring

Tools

  • None

Instructions

  1. Choose two bands for the ring portion and three bands for the jewel portion of your rubber band ring.
  2. Take one ring band and one jewel rubber band (one black and one pink) and you loop the jewel band through folding it over the ring band.
  3. Continue looping the remaining 2 jewel rubber bands (pink) through and over each other.
  4. When you have the three jewel rubber bands looped together in a row, grab your unused ring rubber band (black in the pictures) and loop it through the end jewel band pulling the loop through so it is knotted with a slip knot.
  5. You now have 2 ring loops (black) at each end of the jewel braid (pink). Fold the entire rubber band structure so that the two ring loops (black) are on top of each other and put your finger through the two ring loops (black).

FAVORITE RAINBOW LOOM KIT & ACCESSORIES

Can you make loom rubber band rings without a loom?

Absolutely? The loom is definitely fun but you can make loom rubber band rings even if you don’t have a loom. I like these rubber band bracelets too!

I like to keep a little baggie of rubber bands in my purse in case my kids are bored and just need something to do.

  • First, gather rubber bands and a pencil or use your fingers. Start by putting one rubber band around two fingers or the pencil. Twist it once to make an infinity symbol (?) shape.
  • Then, add another rubber band on top, creating a figure-eight (?) shape. Keep adding rubber bands and twisting them together until your ring is the desired length.
  • Finally, secure the ends by looping one rubber band through the last two loops of the ring and pulling tightly. Now you have a loom rubber band ring without using a loom!

Are loom rubber band rings safe for kids to wear?

Loom rubber band rings are generally considered safe for kids to wear. Some kids may be allergic to latex, so it’s important to check if the rubber bands contain latex and avoid them if necessary. Also, supervise younger children while making and wearing the rings to prevent them from putting them in their mouths to avoid choking.

Where is the best place to buy rubber bands for rubber band rings?

The best place to buy rubber bands for loom rings is at craft stores. Craft stores like Michaels, Joann, or Hobby Lobby have a wide variety of rubber bands specifically made for making loom rings. You can find different colors and sizes to make your rings look fun and unique.

You can also try the craft sections of box stores like Walmart and Target. The selection is likely smaller but they are convenient places to shop. Most of these stores have online shopping available as well.

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How did your rubber band rings turn out?



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5 Comments

  1. Loving this one. So easy and cute. It’d keep the littles busy for hours! Thanks for sharing another great post with us and for linking up again over at Tell it To Me Tuesday!

  2. So pretty and clever. My daughter is enjoying her loom. I’ll have to show her these rings. Thanks for sharing at the After School Link Up.

  3. I love the looming craze ! I am pinning this now!

    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!

  4. Oh, my dd7 would love to make these with her friends. My kids have been looming since last summer. I can’t believe it’s lasted this long!