How to Make a Simple Loom Band Bracelet Without a Loom

Updated on February 23, 2018
A Loom Band Bracelet Made Without a Loom
A Loom Band Bracelet Made Without a Loom | Source

What You'll Need

  • Loom Bands: Choose bands in the colors of your choice.
  • 'S' Clip: You'll use this to attach the two ends.

Choose two different colours which mix well.
Choose two different colours which mix well. | Source

1. Select the Colors

Select the two colours you want to use for your bracelet. Place them in two piles.

Thread aa Band through the 'S' shaped fastener to form a '8' shape.
Thread aa Band through the 'S' shaped fastener to form a '8' shape. | Source

2. Get Started

Take one of the 'S' shaped clips and pull a Loom Band through it. It should look like a number '8'.

Thread your second colour through the two loops made with the first coloured band.
Thread your second colour through the two loops made with the first coloured band. | Source

3. Add the Second Colour

Thread the second colour through the two loops made by the first band. Your second band should now look a number '8'.

Keeping making '8' shapes with the bands in alternative colours until you reach the length you need to fit the person's wrist.
Keeping making '8' shapes with the bands in alternative colours until you reach the length you need to fit the person's wrist. | Source

4. Repeat the Pattern

Keep threading the two colours until the bracelet reaches the length you need.

The Loom Band bracelet made by hand without a loom.
The Loom Band bracelet made by hand without a loom. | Source

5. Finish the Bracelet

To finish your bracelet, all you need to do is put figure '8' loops over the 'S' clip. Now, it is ready to wear!

Loom Bands
Loom Bands | Source

What are loom bands?

The bands are basically coloured rubber bands, which the current generation of creative children is fashioning into jewellery. You don't need to buy any other equipment to make a bracelet—you can do it all by hand!

  • The age range is wide, from younger children with their adult helpers to teenagers all sporting their homemade masterpieces.
  • A special loom can be bought for ease of use, but fear not! You can still fashion a bracelet without the expense of buying one.

After spending some time as an assistant designer, I now feel I have the know-how to help my fellow parents out there. So, this was my easy guide on how to help your children design and make their own bracelet in around ten minutes, without any other equipment except the bands.

You can see how tiny the actual Loom Bands are. It is amazing something so small can be such a huge hit!
You can see how tiny the actual Loom Bands are. It is amazing something so small can be such a huge hit! | Source

Remember to keep your Loom Bands away from pets and small children to avoid a choking hazard.

Ten minutes effort is all that is needed.
Ten minutes effort is all that is needed. | Source

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        Elise 2 months ago

        Hi I am so amazed that you can do it with a few words and pictures it was fun and I sure would like to make more.

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        Garima Bista 3 years ago from Kathmandu,Nepal

        your welcome Anna :)

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        Again, thanks Garimaa. I am glad it helped. :)

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        Garima Bista 3 years ago from Kathmandu,Nepal

        Your most welcome it was really helpful :)

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        Thank you for reading and also for taking the time to leave a comment Garimaa. :)

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        Garima Bista 3 years ago from Kathmandu,Nepal

        Thank you for sharing I needed this :)

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        It seems to be a favourite summer pastime this year. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. :)

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        Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

        I know a few little girls that would like doing this during the summer. Great idea.

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        Hi Faith

        It is amazing how huge something so simple as elastic bands has become. You and your granddaughter will have a good time designing and creating; we did. :)

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        Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

        Oh, thank you for this, as I bought a kit (with the loom) for my oldest granddaughter, who is six now, and I have yet to figure it out even using the loom lol ... I think we will try your method without the loom. With your easy step-by-step instructions, I am sure it will be so easy and fun for all.

        Voted up and more and away

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        Thank you Dreamhowl

        I like your name it sounds cool and mysterious. I am glad it is of help, I found it a bit tricky at first, to be honest... until I ditched the instructions and winged it. :)

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        Hi DJ

        That was nice of his great niece. Thank you for reading, hopefully it will help some parent's out there to skip the 'figuring out how to make it' stage.

        Anna :)

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        Hi Bravewarrrior

        It is a craze currently sweeping every age group and gender and isn't yet showing signs of slowing! Thank you reading and you are right, it would make a good kids party.

        Anna :)

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        Thank you for reading and commenting Bill. My week is going fine. :) I hope yours is as well.

        Anna :)

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        DJ Anderson 3 years ago

        Hi, Anna,

        I have seen kids wearing these bracelets and thought they were quite unique. When my husband went to visit his sister, his great niece made

        one for him. It was very sweet of her.

        Your instructions were basic and very clear.

        Nice hub!

        DJ.

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        Shauna L Bowling 3 years ago from Central Florida

        This looks like a fun project for kids, Anna. It would be a good activity for birthday parties. Everyone gets to make their own party favors and keeps them busy!

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        Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

        Very detailed instructions and nicely done, Anna. I'll pass this on to my step-daughter. I'm sure she will enjoy it.

        Have a great day my friend.

        bill

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        Jessica Marello 3 years ago from United States

        I bought these rubber bands to basically see what the fuss was about, and your instructions are better than the printed ones included! Their instructions don't have the rubber band attached to the s-clip bent at all, which looks odd on the finished product. I will be following your hub instead!

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        Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

        Thank you for reading Frank and for commenting; especially as I know it so far removed from your chosen genre.

        After making them by trial and error. I feel that a ten minute make, with easy instructions would be a big help for parents. :)

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        Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

        looks like a lot of fun even for kids love the hub voted up and awesome :)

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