Rainbow Loom: The New Kiddie Crack

Rainbow Loom - The New Kiddie CrackI caved.  I completely and totally caved.  I was firm on my stance that my house would not be invaded by thousands of tiny rubber bands, yet here I am…sharing my space with roughly 5,000 tiny, multi-colored scraps of rubber.

The pile on the kitchen table got larger this afternoon.  I cleaned out the girl’s backpack.  It was littered with bracelets, among other things.  There are bracelets that look like butterflies, fancy hexafish patterns, bracelets to fit her American Girl dolls, and matching bracelets for the two of us.  There are necklaces for both her and her brother.  He has bracelets of his own too.  She has even had me make her “barefoot sandals”.

Yes, me.

To be perfectly honest, I’ve made more things with the Rainbow Loom than she has.  You may have noticed in the picture that those hands were awful big to belong to a 6 year old… because they don’t.  They are mine.  I have no shame.  I think I’m more interested in the Rainbow Loom than she is (she just wants the finished product).

I’ve fallen victim to Kiddie Crack.

My husband went to a concert earlier this week (Pearl Jam).  I sat home after the kids went to bed, did my nails (Jamberry!), read a little on my iPad, and worked on the Rainbow Loom – all while watching old episodes of Full House on Nickelodeon.  I have carried the Rainbow Loom to work (several times now) to work on during my lunch.  When the kids want to do something together… wanna make a bracelet on the Rainbow Loom?

I think I have officially landed square on the pedestal of “old and lame”.

Kiddie Crack?  Not here.  Mommy Crack, maybe.  Can I kick the habit?  Only time will tell.

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39 Responses to Rainbow Loom: The New Kiddie Crack

  1. Kimberly says:

    My daughter is too young for this particular Kiddie Crack, but she and I both are all about the Jamberries. Our house is still littered with rubber bands, though because my nephews are not just into it, but selling them. At this point, who is left to buy?

  2. Lindsey says:

    You are not alone in the Rainbow loom craze. I have made more bracelets than Makailyn. I have sent her to bed and personally stayed up making them. It’s rather sad.

  3. Chris Shari Alligood says:

    This is a true post this loom is Kiddie Crack my daughter & her friends are addicted & spend hours upon hours making cute bracelets :-)

    • mamamommymom says:

      I love to see the girls exchange them. It’s also pretty fun having my girl come home and tell me about styles she wants me to look up on Youtube. :)

  4. melanie says:

    That’s funny! I’m also just learning to do the Rainbow Loom. Crazy that it is hard to stop!

    • mamamommymom says:

      It really is! I need to head to the grocery store now and I’m debating a quick run to the craft store first. Or maybe just staying home so I can loom. LOL

  5. Ashley Rehorn says:

    Langley is always rainbow looming-it. She ALWAYS has “orders” to fill from people at the bus stop, classmates, etc.

    She even makes them (truly) for her American Girl Doll, Elizabeth. They look super cute that small.

    BTW: Jamie is giving away an AG Doll #Make the Holidays Brighter…Win an American Girl Doll through this blog!

    • mamamommymom says:

      LOL I’m usually filling the orders here. I’m even making some for the ladies at work to give to their “little sisters” (we all volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters).

  6. We caved on these little nuisances in June, I find those scraps of rubber everywhere! It is certainly addictive.

  7. Sarah Seales says:

    I have heard of this! I bet my niece would love to do this! Might have to get this for her and join the craze!

    • mamamommymom says:

      It’s really addicting! My girlie made a request for a necklace before she went to bed tonight. She’ll expect it to be waiting on the table in the morning. Who am I to disappoint? ;)

  8. Alison S says:

    I recently learned about these from my ten year old son, he keeps asking me to buy them. I ordered some kits online and I think I’m just as excited about trying them out as he is…hopefully I can wait until Christmas :)

    • mamamommymom says:

      LOL Good luck with the waiting game! It’s really fun to find new patterns on YouTube (usually taught by a 7 or 8 year old who is clearly smarter than me) and try them out!

  9. Nikki says:

    My daughter just started school this year and I can’t believe the obsession with these loom bracelets! But I gotta admit, I kinda want to make some too! ;-)

  10. Jessica says:

    This is too funny! I teach and see these dang things everywhere!! Even my friends middle school son does them. They haven’t invaded our house, thankfully. Haha!!
    A friend of mine suffered a brain injury last year, and the loom has been helpful in regaining fine motor, so it’s not all bad. ;)

    • mamamommymom says:

      That’s awesome! That’s a really great use for it. I hadn’t really considered the fact that it could be therapeutic (aside from bringing my blood pressure down) ;)

  11. HA HA HA! The fact that you Rainbow Loomed while watching Full House made me snort with laughter! He would KILL me if he knew I was sharing this on the internet, but my hubby is actually quite good at the loom and has even been caught watching the You Tube tutorial videos! ;)-Ashley

    • mamamommymom says:

      Ha! Yes, I bet he would kill you! It’s in writing on the internet now though, so there’s no taking it back!

  12. Melissa says:

    Oh this made me laugh! I saw your link over on the SITS FB page and I knew I had to read your post. I managed to hold out until Christmas before I let the piles of thousands of little bands invade my house. I’ve been tempted to test out the loom myself, but after reading your post I think I’m going to keep resisting that temptation – I might get hooked!

    • mamamommymom says:

      If you do decide to try it (and you should – it’s a lot of fun and you will totally be your kid’s hero), check out MadeByMommy on Youtube. She has some amazing tutorials!

  13. Sara says:

    I get addicted to stuff like that all the time!

  14. I am SO happy I only have little boys right now. Lol. I can’t imagine what will happen if I ever have a daughter that I have to buy these things for. I already love playing with my nieces’ Barbies!!

  15. My household is fully submerged within this crack! I have already made 2 Hobby Lobby runs and one order from Michael’s and Amazon for more bands. It is amazing what all can be made with little rubber bands.

  16. Too funny!! I’ve completely avoided my daughter’s that she received for Christmas! I know once I get started making them, it’s over! :)

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  18. I’ve never heard of this…but one day I’ll enter the world of girl stuff (my baby girl is only 3 weeks old now!) Happy New Year! Visiting from Sits thread :)

    • mamamommymom says:

      If you’re lucky, this fad will die out long before you have to worry about it. If not, be prepared to find tiny rubber bands everywhere for the rest of your life.

  19. haha. I saw a friend talking about her daughter enjoying the rainbow loom, so hubs and I looked into it for Christmas for our kids. As soon as we realized they were rubber bands we looked at each other and went – no. definitely not.
    But then I still get tempted…

  20. Rebecca says:

    <— mom to 10 year old loomhead right here!!! I've learned to help him put them away though…I use them for my hair, to keep things together, etc… LOL

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  22. Kelley says:

    I secretly can’t wait until Lavery gets into this stuff so I have an excuse to play with it too! (Although I’m sure I’ll regret saying this when the time actually does come!)

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