My daughter was dying to get a Rainbow Loom. If you are someone who hasn't heard of the Rainbow Loom, congratulations. Between the kids at the school and my daughter at home, I'm sick of hearing about it.
She had a bit of birthday money squirreled away and agreed to add to her chore list to earn the rest of the money so we went off to Michaels, coupon in hand, to buy the Rainbow Loom. Imagine her disappointment when she found out she couldn't use the coupon. We ended up paying $16.99 for the loom and I bought a few extra packs of rubber bands so that she could keep on making the bracelets.
She loves it! She's made rings and bracelets and I'm now the proud owner of a Sammy-Designed rubberband bracelet that I proudly wore to Target. It's actually something fun that she could do herself and the results are fast. . . perfect for the girl that gets bored easily.
There are multiple techniques. I'm not the creator of this technique but it's easier than the instructions that comes with the the loom. I think even young kids could use this technique. . . the instructions included with the loom are a little bit tricky for those that aren't quite as dexterous as needed but this technique is pretty easy.
Here are instructions for the Fishtail Bracelet.
You are going to use two pegs on the loom. I picked the ones at the end. Put one rubber band across two pegs but twist the middle. THIS IS THE ONLY ONE YOU WILL TWIST.
Add a C clip to the two loops of the one you are pinching.