I know this has been going around for quite some time already. I am sure though that many of us here in the Philippines have just started having their kits. :P There are no kids around the house so we are so much behind but its never too late to catch up anyway?! =)
We bought our kit in Toys R' Us store in Trinoma Mall. They have a lot of loom brads there but we opted for the "Original" one, which is the Rainbow Loom.
Yup, its for 8+yo but who cares! I love the challenge and just logging on to youtube, you will already see how crazy people are for these! over a million views for each tutorial and its crazy, crazy, crazy!!!
Moms have to save up and encourage their kids to try this out, its an expensive hobby, but it will most certainly allow your children to bring out their artistic side. =)
Like most, I started with the two color Fish Tail, four color fish tail and then moving on to the harder ones(well my bf was the one doing most of the hard stuff anyway). You know what they say, it will kind of test your patience... But its already have made a lot of adults I know addicted to looming bands!
The Kit @Php899.75 comes with a hook, a mini rainbow loom, rainbow loom, free assorted rubber bands, and c clips. Refills vary in amount, but mostly each color of band refills are at Php179.75 @600 pcs of rubber bands. The Neon ones are for the same price but for only 300 pcs of bands. Other brands have Php99.75 for 200pcs but they look cheap and most probably would not be as strong.
You really have to consider the bands strength because you have got to pull and flip and invert the bands especially when you try to make difficult patterns.
Fish Tail Patterns: My Favorite colors
HexaFish: UST Colors... :D
Double Scale Dragon and Inverted HexaFish: Loom for men! =)
Double Cross: Blue, White, Pink and Purple
Other Stuffs made of loom (not your typical bracelets)
Credits to Eena for the other loom creations! =)
*Tutorials for these are available in Youtube Channels. My Favorite Channels are
(1) JustinsToys (2) TutorialsbyA (3) YamJourney (4) Elegant Fashion 360