How To Make An Easy Rubber Band Bracelet With Fingers

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How to Make a Rubberband Bracelet

Learning how to make a rubberband bracelet is simple and it’s a great craft project if you are looking for something to keep your kids busy. In these step-by-step instructions, I’m going to walk with you through a few simple steps you will need to take in order to easily make this type of bracelet. 

Today I am excited to show you how you can easily make a rubber band loom band bracelet without having to use a rainbow loom kit. All you will need are some rubber bands, no matter if they are from a loom kit or not, and your fingers! It’s that easy! 

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What are Rainbow Loom Bands?

Rainbow loom bands simply refer to a type of colored plastic band that is specifically made for these types of bracelets. These rubber bands look something like small hair bands that you would use for younger kids. 

What is a Rubber Band Bracelet?

A rubber band bracelet is made by taking different kinds of small plastic rubber bands and folding or twisting them together to make them into a bracelet. 

How to Make Rubber Band Bracelets Without a Loom!

Rainbow Loom Bracelet Tutorial

When I was a kid, I remember making friendship bracelets out of colored floss. Those types of bracelets were all the rage. Now, you and your kids can make easy DIY bracelets using loom bands or rubber bands. 

Several years when I worked as a counselor at summer camp, these rubber band bracelets were a very hot commodity. The girls would make them, and then trade them amongst all of their friends. Sometimes I wondered if they had room left on their arms for just one more bracelet or not. 

Making these rubber band bracelets is a fun project and a great gift, or a wonderful way to let someone else know that you are thinking of them. Plus, this project doesn’t require much coordination, so it’s a good project for younger kids, as long as they are old enough to be handling the rubber bands. 

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Rubber Band Friendship Bracelets

No matter if you are on a road trip and looking for something to keep your kids occupied, or your little girl is looking for a friendship bracelet for her best friend. These rubber band bracelets are the perfect project. 

These rubber band bracelets make great gifts, and they are such fun new skills to learn! Have fun getting creative with your favorite color pallet you want to use. 

Colorful Rubber Bands

These colorful rubber bands can be arranged in so many different patterns with varying colors making up different designs. Plus, you can make the rubber band bracelet in a simple method with the single chain bracelet, or with a little bit of a tighter weave using the triple single method. 

Rubber Band Bracelet Patterns

These easy rainbow loom bracelet designs can be made in a variety of ways, with different color band combinations. It’s always to use bright-colored elastic bands, but you might also enjoy some muted color tones or even pastel colors. Now, let’s jump into the clear instructions you can follow in order to make this fun bracelet craft. 

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Making a Bracelet with Your Fingers

Things You’ll Need

Colored Elastic Bands

Your fingers!

How to Make a Rubber Band chain Bracelet

Making the rubber band bracelet uses some very basic techniques. Let’s get started! 

Step 1: The Set-Up

Using your pointer and middle finger, place one side of the elastic band onto the middle finger. Twist the band in half to form a figure 8 and set the other side on your pointer finger. 

Step 2: Working the Bands

Take the second rubber band and place it over your pointer and middle fingers, near the top of your fingers. Do not twist the second band.

Take the bottom band, carefully pull it over the top rubber band, and remove it from your fingers. It will naturally set over the band still on your fingers in between your fingers. 

Add the next band on top of your fingers, making the top band become the new bottom rubber band. 

Carefully move the new bottom band over the top band and off of your fingers. 

Step 3: Continue Until Correct Size

Repeat these steps until the rubber band bracelet is your desired length. 

Step 4: How to Finish Off

To finish off the rubber band bracelet you can either use a “c” clasp if you are using a kit, or you can use an additional rubber band through both ends and tie it into a tight knot to hold the finished bracelet together. 

Tip: Don’t worry if it takes a bit of practice to get the elastic bands to cooperate. Also, make sure you let yourself stretch the bands so that they are easier to work with and maneuver. 

Common Questions

Do You Really Have to Buy the Loom?

No! You and your kids can easily enjoy making these rubberband bracelets using only your fingers and rubberbands.

Can rubber band bracelets be made without a hook?

Yes, you don’t need to use a hook when making these bracelets. Just your fingers will work.

Woven Rubberband Bracelet

To make a rubber band bracelet with the same method, but one that looks more woven when finished, you can follow the same steps, but add three bands to your fingers to start, rather than two. 

This means that you will always have three bands on your fingers as you work. Let’s look at the steps to make this type of rubber band bracelet. 

First, you will want to add the first rubber band that is twisted into a figure 8 shape on your middle and pointer fingers. 

Then on top of that band, add two additional bands. Now you have a bottom, middle, and top elastic band. 

Move the bottom band, off of your fingers, and in between them from both fingers. Now you have two bands on your fingers. 

Add one more band on top. Then repeat the process of removing the bottom band over your fingers and towards the center between the two rubber bands. 

Complete these steps until the brand bracelet has reached your desired length. Then finish it off by tying it together with an additional band or using a “c” clasp. 

pink rubber band bracelets

Chain Rubber Band Bracelets

Making this type of colorful bracelet is so much fun and a great project for your kids to make. They can enjoy making these bracelets to wear themselves, as friendship bracelets, or to give away as gifts. 

Now that you know how to make a rubberband bracelet it’s time to get started on your own project! Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my rubberband bracelet tutorial! 

For your next craft project, you might enjoy this guide for How to Iron Perler Beads!

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How to Make a Rubberband Bracelet

Materials

  • Colored Elastic Bands
  • Your fingers!

Instructions

Step 1: The Set-Up

  • Using your pointer and middle finger, place one side of the elastic band onto the middle finger. Twist the band in half to form a figure 8 and set the other side on your pointer finger.

Step 2: Working the Bands

  • Take the second rubber band and place it over your pointer and middle fingers, near the top of your fingers. Do not twist the second band.
  • Take the bottom band, carefully pull it over the top rubber band, and remove it from your fingers. It will naturally set over the band still on your fingers in between your fingers.
  • Add the next band on top of your fingers, making the top band become the new bottom rubber band.
  • Carefully move the new bottom band over the top band and off of your fingers.

Step 3: Continue Until Correct Size

  • Repeat these steps until the rubber band bracelet is your desired length.

Step 4: How to Finish Off

  • To finish off the rubber band bracelet you can either use a “c” clasp if you are using a kit, or you can use an additional rubber band through both ends and tie it into a tight knot to hold the finished bracelet together.

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