Rubberband Crafts are a great way to keep kids entertained! My daughter is always making stuff with her rainbow loom! This Rubberband Chinese Jump Rope is sure to provide hours of fun! It is a fun kids activity that will keep kids moving and playing outside all summer long. If you are looking for more boredom busting ideas check out all our summer crafts and activities ideas to keep kids active and entertained this summer! The best craft bloggers are sharing fun kids crafts! From Puffy Finger Paint to Sharpie Tie Dye Shirts you will find fun creative ideas!
Hey everyone! Not sure if we’ve met yet. I’m Mariel, blogger at ‘Or so she says…‘, a blog about all things women… Ya know, like recipes, crafts, parenting ideas, gift ideas, fitness tips, family vacation ideas, and sooooooo on. It’s so fun to be over here at Skip to My Lou today. (Thanks so much, Cindy!)
Today, I wanted to share a super easy idea for a rubber band craft… a Chinese Jump Rope! As a mother of 6, I’m always racking my brain for any little thing that can entertain the kids… sleeping bags down the stairs, cardboard box houses, blanket tents, anything! One of my favorite entertainers has been the Rainbow Loom. Do your kids love making rubber band creations too? I cannot tell you how many rubber bands you will find on my floors, at any given moment. Maybe 7,000. So, in an effort to keep the kiddos busy and eliminate a good 500 bands, I suggested they make a huge chain. The huge chain soon turned into a super long wrap necklace, which soon turned into… a Chinese Jump Rope!
My kids had no idea how to Chinese Jump Rope, and honestly, I had forgotten. Thank heavens for YouTube. In no time, we were bouncing around the driveway, trying to get the pattern down.
Let’s see… how does this work?? There are several different methods for doing Chinese Jump Rope, but my favorite video tutorial on YouTube can be watched here. This is one of those things that requires practically nothing, but a rope and kids, and it’s a total crowd pleaser! This Chinese jump rope was made by following the beginner’s basic band tutorial, included in the Rainbow Loom kit. You can also watch tutorials online. My girls are constantly looking up YouTube videos on different methods for making rubber band bracelets. I can’t believe all the creativity out there… so many options!
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Mariel is the author and owner of the women’s blog, ‘Or so she says…‘, where a team of creative women share their best ideas every day. She loves to travel, read, golf, play tennis, homeschool, and spend time with her 6 kiddos and husband. Although, you’re most likely to find her doing laundry and dishes.