Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned in this review at no cost to me so that I could provide an honest review of the product(s). There is a giveaway item associated with this review. I am not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsor of this giveaway will mail the prize directly to the winner.
Brandon and I have been making awesome bracelets with FriendlyBands‘ Sunshine Loom. It’s the first and only circular loom that kids (and adults — it’s fun!) can use to make cool rubber band crafts.
Jessica Nedry founded FriendlyBands in 2011 when she was only 8 years old. One day, her parents noticed that she had been making bracelets with black rubber bands. They decided to take her to different stores so she could look for feasible colored rubber bands and then charms and clasps — before they knew it, she had a collection of bracelets. Her parents knew she was onto something and supported her and her creativity. Jessica eventually came up with a name and the first Sunshine Loom prototype was created shortly thereafter. The very first Sunshine Loom became available in December of 2013 and it is currently the only circular loom created to weave rubber band crafts.
I’ve been utilizing some of the video tutorials that are on FriendlyBands‘s website to help me make some cool bracelet designs. There are tons of videos and there are videos for every difficulty level, whether you’re a beginner like us or an expert. The design possibilities are endless — we’ve been making bracelets for ourselves and my fiance but you can make more than jewelry with the Sunshine Loom.
I like that the Sunshine Loom is numbered and has size labels — you don’t have to guess how many rubber bands you need to place to get your desired size. It’s super user and kid friendly. Brandon is still young so he can’t use the hook that well but he has no problems putting the rubber bands in place. As a parent, I’m always wondering what will happen if something breaks. Luckily, with the Sunshine Loom, all you have to do is order individual pegs or a hook if they happen to break. You don’t have to go out and buy a whole new loom. I don’t see that being a problem, though, because it seems to be well-made and durable.
I’ve always loved doing crafts and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to review FriendlyBands‘ Sunshine Loom because it gives Brandon and I one more thing we can do together. It’s a great thing we can do to be creative and spend some time together. I think it’s important to encourage kids to be creative — creating rubber band crafts is something fun that kids can do and they get to wear their creations when they’re done making them.
Are y’all ready for the giveaway? It’s coming, but first…
I want to extend a big shout-out and a huge thank you to FriendlyBands for sponsoring this review and giveaway, and also to the bloggers who are helping me promote it. I really appreciate it. I couldn’t do this without y’all and I hope to keep working with each of you with future opportunities.
AND, in addition to the giveaway, the people over at FriendlyBands have given me a coupon code that I can give to y’all for shopping on their website! It will give you 10% off. Use the coupon code SunshineLoom-NT
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