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