My kids love to make Rainbow Loom bracelets! We even came up with Rainbow Loom valentines and I love to see the kids so excited about creating.
To keep the fun going we decided to try to make some charms to go on the band bracelets!
How Make Rainbow Loom Charms:
- Shrinky Dink Paper (affiliate link)
- Sharpie markers
- S clips (see photo) or string
- Hole punches
- parchment paper
- heavy cardboard
Use a hole punch or scissors to cut out shapes from the Shrinky Dink paper. (We used a 1.5 inch punch for the ones in the photos.) Then use a regular sized hole punch to punch holes into the shapes where we were going to attach them to the bracelets. You want to make sure you punch the holes before you bake them!
Then let the kids decorate the charms with the markers and bake them according to the package instructions. We baked ours at 325 degrees for a minute or two. I put on the oven light so we could watch them shrink and curl up and then flatten back out. Once they started to uncurl I took them out of the oven. You can use a wooden spoon to flatten them a little bit if you need to while they are still warm.
When the charms are cooled connect them to a band bracelet with an S clip or string. We used some clips that came with a package of bands from the Dollar Store, but if you don’t have any that will work just tie them on with string.
They look so cute don’t they?
More Rainbow Loom Fun:
- How to Make a Rainbow Loom Bracelet Without a Loom (video in post!)
- Free Printable Rainbow Loom Valentines and Cards for Kids