So finally, I jumped into the looming craze. The Rainbow Loom has been around in the US since last year but it’s only now that the craze hit the Philippines. They even had a Rainbow Loom Expo in SM Megamall last week. At first, I was adamant not to join the craze, I thought, “Why pay 899 pesos for just rubber bands” Even though I really think it’s cute and I love accessories!
I’m really tempted to buy one whenever we’re in Toy Kingdom or Toys R Us, but I just brushed off the idea because although it’s said to improve fine motor skills, Gwen is too young for this toy (kaya para sa akin talaga to!)
But when I saw my that friend Nicquee is selling a cheaper version of the Rainbow Loom, I decided to give it a try, after all, it’s only Php 120. If I don’t like it, then it’ll save me a few hundred bucks from not buying the original. If I like it, I can just stick to the cheaper version and buy more loom band refills or buy the original.
The DIY Loom Bands, out of the box, has the loom board, 600 latex-free bands in different colors, few pieces of s-clips and a small plastic hooker. I’ve seen the original Rainbow Loom and in comparison, the hooker and the loom board from the original is very sturdy and has a smooth finish. The cheaper version’s hooker and loom board are flimsy. But for the huge price difference, who am I to complain. As long as I can make loom bracelets, it’s fine.
The verdict…. I think I did pretty good for a first-timer, hehe. Thanks to YouTube for the tutorials, check out SoCraftastic channel. I made fishtail and inverted fishtail loom bracelets.
It’s really fun and now I know why others got hooked on this. As for buying the original, I’ll buy the Rainbow Loom Monster Tail this weekend. Happy looming!
Loomers, share your thoughts in the comments section.