Archive for January, 2014

Rubber Band Bracelets: All the Possibilities

rainbow-loom-17If you have a child between the ages of four and twelve, chances are good that you’ve at least heard of the Rainbow Loom or the Crazy Loom and no doubt you’ve seen these rubber band bracelets all over the wrists of kids. They are making them for one another, trading them, and competing to see who can come up with the most elaborate design. Some moms even report on the therapeutic nature of weaving and crafting these cute little bracelets. That said, if you’re new to the Rainbow Loom and your daughter just got one, it can seem pretty daunting to even do the most basic of bracelets.

Here we’ve compiled some of the most usable videos available to actually show you how to make these rubber band bracelets. Once you’ve made a few, you’ll be like an old pro!

Helpful Tutorials:

Beginners Guide

Fishtail

How to Make a Starburst

The Rainbow Ladder

Making a Triple Single

The Dragon Scale Cuff Bracelet

And that’s not all! Once you’ve mastered a few bracelets, check out more online videos to see how to make crafty bracelets and more for the holidays or designed as your kids’ favorite characters! This is truly a not-to-be-missed toy that offers hours of fun for kids of all ages!

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Jigsaw Puzzles to Combat the Winter Blues

puzzleOnce the holiday celebrations are over and the New Year festivities are done, winter can get a bit dull and gray. There’s not much to do outdoors when the mercury drops and cabin fever doesn’t take long to settle in. What’s there to do? Everyone, young and old, feels bored. We have an idea—jigsaw puzzles!

You can find an endless array of jigsaw puzzle themes online, with a wide variety of difficulty levels so that you can enjoy hours of family fun! We carry 3D puzzles that are sure to offer a challenge to even the most experienced puzzlers. Some have 500 pieces to help you while away a Saturday afternoon, while a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle may have you working all week. There are holiday themes for those that aren’t quite ready to close that door, as well as fruit themes and scenes from nature that may get you excited about the impending spring and summer season when you’ll be ready for that summer vacation.

Jigsaw puzzles are perfect—they are affordable, simple, and readily available to enjoy. Generations of family members can enjoy time together, having lovely conversations and appreciating their completed works of art. Encapsulate this activity with a bit of puzzle glue and frame your masterpiece to enjoy for years to come.

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