If you haven’t yet heard of the crazy success of Rainbow Loom Bracelets, you cannot be a parent. Or you are a parent, but for some reason, haven’t noticed that every single kid on the planet seems to be wearing them up to their elbows these days. They’re like the love child of the lanyard of my own summer camp days, and the Silly Bandz craze of a few years ago.
If you want to make your own, or your kid is tired of making the same old style, I’ve put together a comprehensive roundup of good YouTube Rainbow Loom Bracelet How-To tutorials for some of the top designs at all levels.
If you’d rather buy them, well we’ve also got some entrepreneurial bracelet makers on Etsy, lots of them students.
Just make sure you know how big they are before you order. My six year-old is fond of making me Rainbow Loom bracelets that fit her dolls just fine. -Liz
[see 10 great tutorials for Rainbow Loom bracelets after the jump]
FISHTAIL RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Fishtail Rainbow Loom Tutorial on Youtube by Ashley Steph
Fishtail Rainbow Loom Tutorial on YouTube, by Vera Sweeney.
Buy: Fishtail Rainbow Loom Bracelets by 4 Sisters Bracelets on Etsy ($2)
HEXAFISH RAINBOW LOOM
Make: The Hexafish Tutorial on YouTube by Justin’s Toys
Buy: Hexafish Rainbow Bracelet by Cutie Pie Bracelet on Etsy ($5)
LADDER RAINBOW LOOM
Make: The Ladder Rainbow Loom Bracelet Tutorial on YouTube by Ashley Steph
Buy: Custom Rainbow Loom Ladder Bracelet by South Beachh ($4)
TRIPLE SINGLE RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Triple Single Rainbow Loom Tutorial on YouTube by Ashley Steph
Buy: Triple Single Rainbow Loom Bracelet by Mommys Craft Box ($3)
DOUBLE BRAID RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Double Braid Rainbow Tutorial on YouTube by Allys Bracelets
Buy: Double Braid Rainbow Bracelet by Rainbow Loom Lover on Etsy ($5)
DOUBLE X RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Double X Rainbow Loom Tutorial on YouTube by Ashley Steph
Buy: Double X Rainbow Loom Bracelet By Handmade by Fish Musish ($3)
STARBUST RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Rainbow Loom Starbust Tutorial on YouTube by Ashley Steph
Buy: Starbust Rainbow Loom Bracelet by The Rainbow Loom Club ($2)
SWEETHEART RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Sweetheart Rainbow Loom Tutorial on YouTube by Choon
Buy: Sweetheart Style Rainbow Loom Bracelet by The Rainbow Loom Club ($2)
LIBERTY TWISTZ RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Liberty Twistz Rainbow Loom tutorial on YouTube by Rainbow Loom
Buy: Liberty Twistz Rainbow Loom Bracelet by 4SistersBracelets ($4)
TULIP TOWER RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Tulip Tower Rainbow Loom Bracelet Tutorial on YouTube by Rainbow Loom
Buy: Tulip Tower Bracelet by Rainbow Loom Lover on Etsy ($3.50)
ZIPPY CHAIN RAINBOW LOOM
Make: Zippy Chain Rainbow Loom Tutorial by Ashley Steph
Buy: Zippy Chain Rainbow Loom Bracelet by Tashis Bracelets on Etsy ($5)
You can find the Rainbow Loom Kits online at our affiliate Amazon, at an independent toy store near you, or in pretty much every kid’s bedroom in America.