A while ago, I ordered from alibaba (or dealextreme) bazilions of elastic bands for the kids. However, I forgot to buy a loom. Being back from vacation, sunday evening needs an occupation for the kids.
Time for some hacking! I’ve already used the elastics between 2 fingers and the kids are now good with it and ready to move to more complex figures. I had some spare wood (from doing the terrasse with IKEA Runnen)
First, unscrew the plastic holdings to get some fresh pieces of wood.
Second step, use a mail to help with drilling correctly. You can use this sample drilling plan (hosted on bitbucket, use RAW button to download).
This allows to have a triangle, a square, an hexagon and 2 pins, each time with a hole in the middle, for various forms.
- 2 pins: you can do fishtail, single, triple looped fishtail
- 3 pins: you can do 3-pins fishtail
- 4 pins: you can do 4-pins fishtail, bobble bracelet
- 6 pins: you can do double-cross long heart stripe (really?)
Probably more, don’t really want to look for more patterns now