Looming has been the craze of the year with children everywhere making things with bands. I think it is going to carry on being big, and be on lots of Christmas Lists. But if your child found the loom itself tricky then you may be interested to know that Super Loop Bands, from Interplays My Style Range, are the coloured super loop bands which require no loom!
Priced at £9.99, we were sent a pack to review. The process was really easy to understand; presented visually in a step-by-step booklet. It was initially a bit tricky to get the first band onto the S clip but after that it was much easier than using a loom, or fingers.
The bands provided are really stretch and strong as they are made of silicone. They are really brightly coloured – in pink, purple, blue, orange and yellow. The set contains enough bands to do roughly 5 bracelets, but this depends on the size of the wrist.
As the bands are so strong they can easily be made, taken apart, and made again. Children can then use their creativity to make lots of different bands with differing patterns. I think it is important that the bands are strong because it does take a lot of patience (especially for the younger audience) and the last thing they want is it breaking. It is good for developing their hand-eye coordination and help with precision.
The S clips are much chunkier and made of metal – so also sturdier and easier to use than some other variations that I have seen.
Aimed at both boys and girls ages 8+ but I think with help even those as young as 5 can enjoy this kit. I like the idea that they are universal and my boys have been giving them and receiving them as friendship bands.
I received a free kit in return for an honest review. All words and opinions are my own.