This Cleveland Pop Culture reporter couldn't say no to taking a trip to Walgreens last night, in search of the popular 'Crazy Loom' bracelets kit -- kind of this year's 'Silly Bandz' craze -- and promptly saw that they were sold out from days before when my kids requested some. Over to Rite Aid we went, and saw that they at least had the Royal Loom Band Kit, 600 bands + 25 Clips, bracelets loom kit (Also Includes 6 Charms) that lets children get started.
Crazy loom fishtail bracelets are all the rage these days, latex-free, says the Royal Loom Band Kit package, which, at $9.99 at Rite Aid, was cheaper than this Cra-Z-Art Shimmer 'n Sparkle Cra-Z-Loom Bracelet Maker on Amazon -- but the latter might contain more things that the Royal Loom doesn't.
It’s all the brainchild Cheong Choon Ng, who created the kit when he tried to make bracelets with his daughters and found his fingers not dexterous enough to complete the process – so he created a loop.
Turns out kids love them, and at least one school has already banned them due to playground fights and class distractions, the same thing that the ‘Silly Bandz’ experienced. They are quite cute, though, and allow children (over a certain age that know not to swallow them) to sit and work with their hands on something other than a PlayStation controller with dual-shock action.