Aidan (11) is still totally into Rainbow Loom projects! Every now and then he makes a bracelet, but he mostly enjoys making action figures and charms. Here’s an idea for a simple charm – a lightsaber!
They make great zipper pulls for a backpack.
Making the lightsaber is very simple.
First, choose the color of your lightsaber blade. Wrap one blade colored band around your hook 4 times.
Then hook two bands over the end of your hook. Slip the first band off the hook and over the two bands as shown.
Loop the other end of the two bands onto the hook as shown.
Hook two more bands over the end of the hook.
Slide the whole thing off the hook and onto those two bands.
Loop the end over onto the hook. Keep repeating this pattern.
The finished lightsaber should have:
12 rows blade color
3 rows black
1 row silver
1 row black
Use double bands for each row.
To finish the lightsaber, remove it from your hook. Slide a black band through the two final loops as shown below.
Then tie a loop knot (like a luggage tag). You will end up with a loop at the end which you can use as a keychain or tuck in somewhere if you don’t want it to show.
All finished! I can’t decide which color I like best. Aidan usually likes red, but not for lightsabers since it’s the bad guy color. I really like this aqua blue one.
Aidan wrapped a red band twice around the handle for a final touch.
Need more loom ideas?
Be sure to check out Seven “Boy Approved” Rainbow Loom projects – find tutorials for Spider Man, a ninja, snakes, and more!
We also have a chameleon charm tutorial. This one is probably my favorite of all the things we’ve made.
What are your kids’ favorite loom band projects?