Aidan and I have been branching out from loom band bracelets to animals and charms!  These snakes have been a huge hit at our house.  All of the boys love snakes and would love a pet snake, but Dad and I have not given in.  These loom band snakes will have to do!

Loom Band Snakes

Once you master the basic technique, you can make them as long as you want!  Aidan made this one:

How to Make Loom Band Snakes

We have the Rainbow Loom (affiliate link), and it’s such a great activity.  The boys are building fine motor skills, learning to follow directions, and staying busy with something that does not involve running in the house!  Gresham (age 7) just got his own loom.  It’s taking him a little longer to learn the bracelets than for Aidan (10), but he’s definitely able to do it!  Owen (almost 5) puts the bands on the loom and I do the looping for him.

If you’re starting out, I would recommend getting the name brand Rainbow Loom. So far, we have only used the Rainbow Loom brand bands as well because I’ve heard that cheaper bands tend to break, which is definitely frustrating. If you’ve found a good deal on the bands, please leave a comment!

We made our snakes using this fantastic tutorial from MarloomZ Creations.

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  1. Missionary Mom Mar 11, 2014

    Just made these with 3 or my 4 kids! WOW! My kids are experts at making all different kinds of bracelets but this was a bit of a challenge for them but we persevered and had two full length snakes when we finished! Took longer than what I was expecting it to take but we had fun & now they are having a blast running around with their snakes with plans to scare their older sister when she gets home later today. :-)
    Thank you for sharing!

    Blessings,
    Missionary Mom en route to the Dominican Republic

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    1. katepickle Mar 12, 2014

      So freaking cool!!!! My kids are going to love this!

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      1. armani May 16, 2014

        WOW,so fun i could make these all day

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        1. kirsty tildesley May 28, 2014

          its really weird but my boys loved it!!!!!

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          1. Elizabeth Jun 16, 2014

            Those snakes are Great! I also love making loom band activites with my boys. We get our loom bands from amazon..6000 for $19.95 and I have a $5 off coupon I can share "2ZB2MBEK" that expires at the end of June 2014

            http://www.amazon.com/Loom-Bands-Turquoise-Compatible-Individually/dp/B00G8P2T82/ref=sr_1_290?ie=UTF8&qid=1402665252&sr=8-290&keywords=loom+bands

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            1. Taitem Jul 11, 2014

              Im a girl and im twelve and it came out really good but at the body it was kinda messy and stringy what did i do wrong??

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              1. Loomer4Lyfe Sep 19, 2014

                If you know how to make a fishtail try doing that instead of double bands

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              2. Amy Jul 12, 2014

                I love it its keepin my mom busy for a bit so I can do what I like!!!!!!!!

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                1. chriss Aug 1, 2014

                  Why does everything have to be on YouTube some people ate not aloud on YouTube and yes that is true

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                  1. Sarah Aug 2, 2014

                    No, that makes sense to me. In our house, we don't often get directly on Youtube either. The video is embedded in the post, so you should be able to watch it without leaving the site. Are you on a desktop computer or a mobile device?

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                  2. vanessa Aug 11, 2014

                    can't make the snake at all please help now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    1. INDIRA SATNOOR Aug 19, 2014

                      ohhhh! thanks for your ideas to prepare bracelates and snakes we try with my butterflies and i hope they can do anything under our guidence.

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                      1. Becky Aug 21, 2014

                        Great tutorial, thanks so much for sharing! I've been looking for non-jewelry loom projects to do with my nephew. I attached a small carabiner to the last cap band and turned the snake into a key-chain for my nephew's backpack. He loves it!!!

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                        1. Sarah Aug 21, 2014

                          The carabiner is a great idea!!

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                        2. Enda Byrne Aug 23, 2014

                          I love making the snake with my daughter Emma

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                          1. samuel Sep 8, 2014

                            That's cool:-)

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                            1. Amrita Nov 19, 2014

                              That was awesome but REALLY hard for me! The rubbers kept snapping!

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                              1. Victoria Nov 19, 2014

                                You should try the thicker rubber bands.

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                              2. umama Jan 16, 2015

                                so damn awesome !! <3 love it , my friends r gonna freaking love it

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                                1. cherie crisp Oct 1, 2016

                                  i love loom bands i make them myself

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