Art Project #56-- Loom Band Ornaments & Bracelets

We had some clear glass ornaments left over from our paint swirled ornaments and I was looking for a quick and easy ornament that the boys could make and also use as mini gifts for some of their cousins that we don't really exchange gifts with.  We like to make sure that everyone we see usually gets just a little something to open.

I asked the boys if they'd like to try filling the ornaments with some of their loom bands.  We have a lot of loom bands and the boys seem to have lost interest them.  

We figured if the kids we were giving them to had also lost interest in crafting with the loom bands that they could just hang them on their tree as a fun reminder of a popular craft.  Though we did make sure to test that they could get the loom bands out if they wanted to use them for crafting once they got their ornaments home.  

They look so pretty with a variety of colors and patterns inside. 

We checked to make sure they could get the loom bands out. 

Alec added a few extra bands around the rim of the ornament too.
All set to hang on the tree

It took no time at all to fill up tree ornaments and as an added bonus the boys decided to make a new bracelet with the bands since they already had them out.

It was another perfect addition to our 100 Days of Art Challenge.

Our other art projects:
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Project 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles 
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 36: Art Museum field trip. 
Project 39: Painting Pikachu 
Project 40: How to Draw Books
Project 42: Splatter Paint Canvas
Project 46: Tissue Paper Leaf Art
Project 50: Drawing Cat Faces 
Project 51: Making Homemade cards
Project 53: 3-D printing 
Project 54: Gingerbread Train

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  1. Hey that's a cool way to use the loom bands up!! Plus re-engaging them with them again. Loving them 😀 Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

    1. I had no idea how much they'd enjoy working with them; we'e had three days of loom banding (if that's even a word!).

  2. How fun! I am excited to check out all of your other art challenges, too!

  3. Okay, this is brilliant! Brianna has a bunch of leftover bands. I'll have to see if she would be interested in making some of these.

    1. Thank you! Funny, ever since we made these the loom bands have been out everyday and my younger two are crafting away making all sorts of bracelets and animal charms.

  4. What a fun idea - this makes me think of all the other things you could put in ornaments like that! Also loved the list of all the other activities. I'll have to try these out with my daughter! #fdflinkparty

    1. I was thinking of putting little mini Legos inside but I'm not sure I could get my boys to part with those. They are a great way to make a keepsake ornament pretty quickly.

  5. This is a fantastic idea! My daughter still has a lot of loom bands and she has pretty much outgrown that interest as well. I will see if they can find their way onto a Christmas tree instead! Thanks for sharing this on the Virtual Fridge!

  6. wow they're really cool! They look fab as baubles too, I didn't know you could get empty one....oh so many ideas floating round in my head now. Really great idea and the kids look really into it too. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun xx

    1. I found tons of plain glass (and even plastic ones) at Michael's in various shapes and sizes. There are so many things to put inside them!

  7. So far our house has avoided the loop craze but this is such a great idea to give as a gift to friends!

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  8. This is a cute idea for all those bands we have laying around the house. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  9. My daughters would love making these! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  10. These look amazingly effective. Well done. My kids still like to play with loom bands - so this would make a great project. Sarah #FabFridayPost

    1. My boys seem to forget about them but every now and then I bring the bin out and at least one person jumps right into creating with them again.

  11. Aww... well done boys! The loom bracelet looks fantastic!! Love their smiles at the end of their accomplishment. :) Thanks for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost xx


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