We are probably a little late to the party on this one, but we have just discovered loom bands!
I got a cheap starter kit for the kids last week and since then our 8 year old daughter has spent literally hours weaving and crafting her own little designs.
We are now investing in some of the better packs like these just here* but to get started and see if the kids like them, you can pick the beginners kits up in high street stores for just a few pounds and let me tell you, for a few hours peace and quiet its money well spent!
I always think that activities like these are vastly underestimated, not only do they involve colours and pattern repeating for younger children but also counting, logic and creativity skills for older children so a great learning resource as well as for crafts.
I have to be honest and say that the instructions included in the pack didnt make much sense as a newby but there are plenty of tutorials online if you get a little stuck like we did!
To take a look at how we got on during our first attempt and our overall review, please take a look……