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Chevron Rainbow Loom Bracelet with Monster Tail

 

About a year ago, my kids were totally swept up in the mania that is Rainbow Loom.  We were unofficial groupies – always in search of the perfect organizer for all of the rubber bands, purchasing the metal hooks for the loom instead of the plastic ones, stopping at 3 different Walmart stores in search of “glow in the dark” rubber bands — you know the drill.  Naturally, when Walmart approached me about trying out some new patterns and projects with the new Monster Tail from Rainbow Loom, I felt like it was the perfect fit.

 

Chevron Bracelet Tutorial with Monster Tail from Rainbow Loom

 

I decided to make these fun, thick chevron bracelets with the new Monster Tail from Rainbow Loom.  The Monster Tail is neat because it is much smaller – so it would make a fun project to take on planes or long car rides – or even to bring to school for crafting during recess.  Not to mention the Monster Tail is super affordable at only $6.54 at Walmart – it would make a great gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season!

Now, let’s move on to our fun Monster Tail tutorial!

This design uses the 6 middle pegs – so we will not use the two end pegs whatsoever.

The hardest part of making this bracelet is getting it started.  Below are step-by-step photos of that process.

 

How to start a chevron bracelet on the Monster Tail

 

The instructions for the first 6 steps are as follows:

1.  Stretch a band across the pegs diagonally, as shown, in a figure 8.

2.  Using the remaining 4 pegs, stretch two additional bands across to the remaining pegs.

3.  Using one of the bands placed in step 2, use your hook to reach into the inside of the band, pulling it to the outside of the bottom peg, as shown.

4.  Repeat step 3 with the other band,

5.  Now, place another band diagonally on top stretching from top left to bottom right.  Do NOT twist it in a figure 8.

6.  Slipping your hook inside of the 2nd band on the last peg, reach down to the bottom band, and pull it through and over.  Repeat on the opposite side.

 

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After these steps are complete – it is smooth sailing.  Begin placing your rubber bands in triangles as shown in the above photo, and then using your hook, pull the bottom layers only over the top.  Then, add an additional diagonal band and repeat step 6 above.  Repeat these two steps until your bracelet is complete!

 

Chevron Bracelets with the MonsterTail Rainbow Loom

I had so much fun making these, and I made them in 2 fun colors.  I will say these were a bit more tricky than some of the Rainbow Loom bracelets that we have created in the past, making them idea for older kids (or even mom!) to make.  Now I’m in search of new designs to make.  What is your favorite design on the Monster Loom?

 

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Double Fishtail Loom Band Tutorial for the Monster Tail Mini

The Monster Tail rubber band loom board is a small device, some people call it a mini loom for that reason, and it's designed for creating all kinds of really cool looking fishtail pattern bracelets and other fun items.

This double fishtail loom band tutorial is a pretty easy, beginner design pattern. It is great to get started with if you've never make a stretchy band bracelet before. In fact, this is the one pattern that should have been included, but wasn't, in the instruction manual.

This photo tutorial provides clear and step by step instructions on how you can make a really cool looking, alternating color rubber band bracelet on the Monster Tail. And, because it only uses just two pegs, you can also work this pattern on either your fingers or on another style of Rainbow Loom board.

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Fun Double Fishtail Loom Band Tutorial for the Monster Tail Loom


Materials and Tools Needed:
  • A selection of rubber loom bands in 2 colors
  • A Monster Tail Mini Loom (Review of this loom here on CraftyMarie)
  • The Monster Tail Hook which included in the loom set above
  • A C or S clip to fasten the ends of the bracelet

⭐ You Can Also Make This Fishtail Pattern on Your Fingers - Tutorial Here


Black, purple rubber bands, hook and mini loom

Step 1:For this tutorial, I recommend that you stick to using just two different colors while you learn how to work up this pattern. When you know the design off by heart, you can add in more colors easily without getting confused.


You'll need around 40 rubber bands altogether with 20 in one color and 20 in another. This amount will make up a bracelet that can fit an older child and a small wrist size adult. You can vary the number to suit your own requirements.

Black and purple stretchy bands

Step 2:Working this design is faster if you separate the colors into two piles to pick from as you create your bracelet. Or you may already have them organized in a box with separate compartments which is a great idea when you do a lot of this craft.



With your first color (Color A) place it over one of the middle pegs on the loom, twist it in the middle and then place it on the peg opposite as shown in the photo. This makes a figure of 8 shape. Now push the band down so you can make room for the next one.

Initial steps to working the pattern

Step 3:With your second choice of color (Color B) stretch the band right across the same two central pegs as before but this time do not make a twist in the middle. You just stretch the band over to make a rectangle shape. Now move the bands down a little to make way for the next.

Working a black and purple alternating bracelet design

Step 4:Pick up a band in Color A and stretch this over the same middle pegs just exactly in the same way as you did back in step 3 with no twist. There are now three bands across the middle of your Monster loom.

Hooking a band on the Monster Tail hook

Step 5:You can use your fingers but you’ll probably find it easier to use the hook to take hold of the very bottom band on the outside edge of one of the pegs (this should be Color A) and use the hook to pull it up and over the other two bands.

Using the hook instead of fingers to work the design

Step 6:Pull the band from step 5, right over the peg and into the very middle of the Monster loom as shown in the photo above.* You then need to repeat step 5 and 6 up to the asterisk symbol (*) with the opposite peg.

You should now have the very first band that you placed on the Monster Tail positioned in the center of the design being worked. You might want to just push the bands down a little on the pegs before moving on to the next step.

Transparent MT Rainbow Loom board

Step 7:Pick up a band in Color B and just stretch it over the same central pegs in the plain rectangle shape.

Black and purple design forming down the middle of the board

Step 8:Exactly as you did before, take hold of your hook and get hold of the band right at the bottom of one of the pegs. Pull this band up and over the other two bands on the outside of the peg and place it in the middle of your design. Repeat this process on the opposite side.

Start of the fishtail design in the middle of the board

Step 9:All you are really doing now is repeating this design process from step 4 – step 8 and you’ll start to see this alternating double fishtail pattern start to form down the middle of your Monster loom. You can see what that looks like in this photo here taken from underneath.

black and purple rubber bands bracelet pattern

Step 10:Simply continue working this pattern until the design becomes large enough to make a bracelet – or whatever you wanted to make. For reference, I need approx 40 bands to fit around my very petite adult wrist. My almost 8 year old needed approx 28.


If you are unsure, try wrapping it around the wrist while it is still attached to the loom. It will stretch quite a bit so bear in mind that your finished version will have some elasticity to it.

Attaching a C shaped clip to the end of the bracelet

Step 11:When you think the pattern is large enough then work through these steps as follows to finish it off.

All you need to do is keep pulling up the band right at the bottom and into the middle but (very important) do not add on any new bands as you would normally. Instead work until there is just one band left stretched over the pegs as shown in the photo.

Now you need to get hold of a C clip or an S clip to secure the ends. I prefer a C clip because they are easier to use. Attach a clip to a band on one side of the loom as shown.

Adding a C clip to one end of the bracelet design

Step 12:Now you have one side of the band attached to a clip, pull this side right off the peg and move it over to the opposite side to the band on the peg there. You need to pop this band onto your clip too. Now you can remove the whole design from the MonsterTail board.

Use a C or S clip to finish the pattern

Step 13:You can see in this photo how you now have one end of the bracelet secured to a C clip so it cannot unravel or come apart. The other end needs to be attached to the clip as well. Carefully get hold of these ends and push them through the opening on the clip.

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Step 14:You can clearly see the alternating colors of black and magenta in this small bracelet design here. This pattern works really well with two contrasting colors. However, once you know this design off by heart, you can use other combinations too.

Adults and kids can both enjoy this craft which makes it ideal as more of a family activity. When you've got the hang of how to make this particular design, give it a go with more than 2 colors and maybe even a whole rainbow of shades for a really fun look.
It is fun to test out using different numbers of colors and whether you want a repeating pattern or just add in bands really in a random fashion and see what turns up at the end. I hope you've enjoyed reading my craftymarie article today, thanks for your visit. Let me know if you make a bracelet using this craft tutorial. I'd love to know.

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The Easy Way to make Rubber Band Bracelets: Monster Tail Rainbow Loom Review

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Long time readers of my blog know that I love any excuse to get my craft on and I especially love to make jewelry. I especially love craft projects that will get my boys excited about crafting as well. Not too long ago, I tried out a rubber band bracelet loom from Walmart that my boys have been enjoying creating their own custom bracelets from. So when Walmart asked me as a part of the Walmart Moms if I would like to try out a different kind of rubber band bracelet loom, I had to say yes.

The Easy Way for Kids to create Rubber Band Bracelets

The Monster Tail Rainbow Loom is new to Walmart stores. As soon as our sample arrived my boys were anxious to try it out. First of all, the packaging is very cute and appealing to boys. What boy wouldn’t want to make something called a “Monster Tail”?

Monster Tail Rainbow Loom Kit Review

Unlike the original Rainbow Loom, the Monster Tail Rainbow Loom is a lot easier to use in my opinion. One noticeable difference is that the Monster Tail loom is a lot smaller and compact. This makes it easier to carry from place to place and is also what gives Monster Tail bracelets their unique look. The Monster Tail Rainbow Loom kit comes with everything one needs to start creating easy rubber band bracelets: Monster Tail Loom, Hook & Mini Loom, 600 latex-free rubber bands, 25 large “c” clips, and an instruction manual on how to create two different types Monster Tail bracelets. Also, the box makes a great storage case with a place for all of the tools and rubber bands for easy bracelet making on-the-go.

How to Make a Monster Tail Rainbow Loom Rubber Band Bracelet

Another distinct difference between the original Rainbow Loom and the Monster Tail Rainbow Loom is that it weaves into itself. As you can see in the photo above, once you start weaving the “tail”/bracelet starts forming in the center of the loom. As you begin to weave your bracelet one tip I figured out is that once you have a “chain” starting to form on the underside of your loom, if you pull the rubber bands tight it will tighten up the bracelet allowing you to see how long the bracelet actually is. Since the Monster Tail Rainbow Loom weaves into itself I found it easier to make different sized bracelets.

The instructions are very basic in the manual with clear pictures and straight forward instructions on how to get started weaving your first bracelets. The only trouble we ran into is figuring out how to attach the “c” clips to our finished bracelets and removing them from the loom. But after a few trials and errors we figured out a method that worked best for us. Our first bracelet took about 45 minutes to an hour to complete but once we got the hang of it our weaving became much quicker. Kids could even make a fun game out of making rubber band bracelets to see who can weave a bracelet the fastest.

The Easy Way for Kids to Make Rubber Band Bracelets: Monster Tail Rainbow Loom Rubber Bracelet Kit Review

Overall, I think the Monster Tail Rainbow Loom is pretty great. I love the small, compact size of it and that the bracelets have a larger appearance once complete. I also like that it isn’t too difficult to figure out how to use it although the finished bracelets look as if it was a more complicated process. I’m sure my boys will be making lots of bracelets this summer as this is a great, easy craft for kids. Not only would this be a great craft for kids during the summer or on rainy afternoons but it would also make a great gift for those that are fans of the original Rainbow Loom as well. The Monster Tail Rainbow Loom is available at Walmart both in-store and online for $6.88.

Have your kids tried the Monster Tail Rainbow Loom? What are your thoughts on this product?

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Fishtail Patterns for the Monster Tail Loom

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Favorite Fish Tail Loom Patterns Shared for the New Monster Tail

Most of my all-time favorite designs for the new mini MonsterTail (and, in fact any) loom board are based around the different and beautiful versions of the fishtail pattern. This striking herringbone design has distinctive and elegant V shapes worked across a length and looks like the popular styles of hair plaits or braids with the very same names.

This info-packed page takes you from some easy beginner designs and patterns up to much harder intermediate ones and has a mixture of written instructions, photos, and video tutorials for you to work from. I've included as much detail as I can to help you start to make some amazing rubber band bracelet and jewelry designs to keep for yourself or to give away as gifts. Do let me know your favorite one in the poll at the end.

1. The Easy Peasy Beginner Double Fishtail

These easy double versions are the best to start with when wanting to master these particular patterns. It's the one I recommend when starting out with the new Monster Tail Rainbow loom because it is an easy, starter bracelet to make and it also looks really good too.

This one works well in alternating colors and lends itself very nicely worked in 2 different colors, such as black and white or a pattern of 3, 4, 5 or even a whole rainbow of shades.

If you want the pattern to stand out really well, then use really contrasting colors like black/white, red/blue, orange/purple, or purple/green where you can really see the V shapes worked with the rubber loom bands. Or use more subtle combinations to have a more discrete pattern emerge.

On the separate tutorial page, you'll find photos and detailed written instructions on making these double designs. Since this is the foundation from which other styles emerge, I've gone into a lot of detail. If you already know how to make these, then find a different style to make next further down this page. Otherwise, I really recommend that this is where you start before moving on to a different design.

Add Charms to Your Creations

Little loom band charms help to add in more color to finished creations and makes them even more special and unique, especially when gifting to friends for them to wear and enjoy.

I've included photos on this page which are designed to supplement the videos with extra detail for you. If you're used to making patterns on the looms then you may be able to work out the sequences just by viewing the photos, but I recommend watching the tutorials that I've used myself and picked out for you to show each step demonstrated. Bookmark this detailed page so you can come and revisit it as often as you need to.

2. The Inverted or Reverse Fishtail Design

Easy to Make Beautiful Horseshoe Style Design

The inverted (also called reverse and inverse) pattern is just a simple variation on the basic fishtail design but with the bands at the bottom being pulled under the middle bands before they are pulled over the pegs.

This is just a slight modification of how the basic pattern is worked but it produces a really gorgeous outer horseshoe or chain pattern with some mini Vs running down the middle.

I chose to work this pattern in 3 colors: pink, purple and blue but you can use just two or many colors to make a striking design. The first video shown below demonstrates making this on the cap of the monster tail hook since you only need two pegs.

You can do this on the monster tail instead as I have or even use your fingers. I am including other variations of this inverted design for you to see - I just happened to prefer the first one.

Inverted Video Tutorial

Note that this video is the one I used to learn this pretty pattern - unfortunately her voice is quite quiet but I really love the pattern. I have also included some basic photo guides as a quick reminder for starting off and working this design.

Starting Off the Inverted or Reverse

I've worked this design in 3 colors so I will refer to them as Color A, Color B and Color C. Here's the starting sequence for the Inverted explained.

Note: You only need 2 pegs so you can use the cap on the top of the official monster tail hook, your fingers or a loom board. I'm using the middle 2 pegs on the monster board.

1) Take your first band (color A) and place it across the 2 pegs in a figure of 8 as shown.

2) Place color B over the same pegs - no twisting it.

3) Place color C over the 2 pegs.

4) If you look at the side of the board, you will see your 3 colors placed on it in order. It will help you to keep your color choices in front of you, lined up in order as you work - if you want a repeating pattern.

Basic Working Guide for Inverted

1) Once the 3 bands are in place, you can start working the pattern as follows. Push your hook down under the middle band (color B - purple in photo) on the outside of one of the two pegs. It really does not matter which peg you start with.

2) With the hook positioned under the middle band, catch the bottom band (color A - pink in photo) of the peg with the hook and pull it under the middle band (color B - shown as purple).

3) Pull color A (pink) over the top band, over the top of the peg and into the middle.

4) Repeat steps 1-3 on the other peg so you will then have pulled both your bottom bands under the middle ones and over into the middle of the board.

5) Place on your next fishtail rubber band color choice. Since I just removed color A (pink) from the pegs, I add on a pink band over the two pegs as shown.

6) Repeat this hooking sequence again (steps 1-5) bearing in mind that now the colors will be different. Keep repeating until the bracelet or band is long enough before watching the video to see how to secure the design.

Fun Tie Dye Bands - Add Fun Twists of Color to Your Creations

My daughter wanted some tie dye bands instead of the plain color ones and they add a really different look to finished pieces. They are also good for working a plain design like the easy double fishtail and just use whichever band comes to hand next instead of planning out colors and shades to use.

3. Fishtail Pattern with a Striking Border

Work the Border in a Solid Color to Make it Stand Out

This is one of my personal favorite patterns - the fishtail with a border. It looks really fantastic and having a striking black border with a rainbow of colors inside is a great look. You could try a white border, a plain colored border or switch it up and have a rainbow border with a plain color inside.

It's a relatively easy pattern to work over 4 pegs. You need two for the standard fishtail and two for the border being added. It looks pretty impressive when you're done and yet it is still quite simple to make compared with some designs.

Add a Cool Border to Make it Stand Out

Again, I've added some helpful crib sheets as well as the videos which will help you to master this eye-catching bracelet. Line up a rainbow of colors in front of you: try yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and green for starters to make the middle section. And then use black or white rubber bands to make a border. White is very cool as a summer look.

Starting Off the Fishtail with Border

I’ve worked this design in 3 colors (pink, purple and black) so I will refer to them as Color A, Color B and Color C. Colors A and B make the fishtail pattern in the middle while Color C makes the border. Here’s the starting sequence for the Border pattern explained:

1) Using the middle 2 pegs of the monster loom, choose color A and make a figure of 8 twist across the pegs as shown. Take your chosen border color (I use black) as color C and stretch it all the way from one end peg to the other as shown in the photo.

2) Now take color B (I used purple) and add that over the middle 2 pegs with no twist. Take color C (border color) and stretch that over the end pegs as shown.

3) Go back to color A (pink) and place that over the middle 2 pegs.

4) You now have 5 bands stretched across the board: 2 border bands and 3 bands in the middle that make up the fishtail. The photo shows a side view.

Basic Guide for Fishtail with Border

1) Grab hold of one of the bottom bands (pink in this case) on one of the pegs across the middle and pull it up and over the peg and into the middle. Repeat on the other side with the bottom (pink) rubber band. The photo gives you an idea of what your monster loom will look like when you've done this.

2) Now move to one of the end pegs with the border bands on. Grab hold of the bottom border band (black) and pull it up and over into the middle - this band will flop about a bit which is fine. Repeat on the other end peg or post with the bottom border band so these now sit in the middle as per the photo. You can pull this black band so it sits neatly in the middle rather than having one side longer than the other.

3) Stretch a new border color (black) over the end pegs as shown.

4) Grab the next color for your fishtail pattern down the middle (I chose purple) and pop that over the middle pegs. Repeat the hooking process from step 1 until your design is large enough to make a bracelet or whatever you are making. Then finish off as per the video instructions.

Make Rainbow Designs - Use Several Colors Repeated

Turn your bracelets into beautiful rainbows by working repeating patterns made up from several colors such as: yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and green. Lay out the colors in order before you and place them in this order through the pattern.

4. Beaded Fishtail Bracelet

Once we'd mastered making lots of different designs and patterns with the loom bands, my daughter and I were looking for something just a little bit different. So we looked into adding beads into the finished design.

You can use pony beads or other beads that have wide openings for the bands to push through but we love Perler beads and already have a huge stash so that's what we used. See how you can make some easy and cute designs with my: Beaded Loom Bracelet Tutorial

5. Seven Link Fishtail Pattern

Super 7 Link by Rob at Justin's Toys

If you don't yet know Rob from Justin's Toys, you should. He comes up with some really amazing designs for Rainbow Loom and now the monster tail. This particular pattern really caught my eye since it is another border variation but this one has a looped border which looks spectacular. I made the border, the eye-catching part by working that in rainbow shades with black on the inside part.

This one is quite a bit trickier to work. It's actually not a really difficult pattern except for the fact that you have so many rubber bands on the loom at one time that it actually becomes really fiddly to hook - but it is totally worth it!

I don't have any written guides for this since there are a ton of steps and it would take way too long to take all the photos and try to explain it - you really need to see this demonstrated. I do have a photo of what it looks like part way through the hooking process which will give you an idea of what it's like to make.

You are best off choosing a single plain color for the middle fishtail section to start and 7 different colors worked in order for the border design. At least while you are getting used to how it is made.

A WOW of a Pattern - You Need to Watch the Video for This

I would call this an intermediate pattern - the steps themselves are not very difficult but it becomes tricky to work due to all the bands across the 3 pegs used at one time. You need some patience with this but it is very worth it.

Strong Metal Hooks - Sturdy and Grip On to Bands Well

The plastic hook that comes with the Monster Tail set is actually pretty good and I happen to think it's pretty good quality but I really prefer the very sturdy metal hooks since they are virtually indestructible and long lasting.

I like the fact that the rubber bands also slide easily onto the hook's point too which also makes them easier to use and faster to work with. This makes a great little add-on gift for someone who already has the main kit.

6. The Triple Fishtail Pattern

You'll Need a Ton of Bands for this One!

This triple design makes a wider pattern which is ideal as a cuff style bracelet - you get 3 fishtails worked side by side and a cool bar effect across the back.

You need to use 6 pegs on your loom to make this so ignore the end two pegs which are redundant for this design. The great thing about making this on the monster board is the fact that this bracelet just grows down through the middle of the loom which makes it easier and nicer to hook.

Again, since this is a more complex design, I'm showing you the video tutorials for this with a compact version of it which is great if you want a less wide version. I love this wide cuff style but you'll need a lot of bands and especially if you are using a lot of white to make a summery design. So stock up on your colors! I hope you've enjoyed reading this hub today, thanks for your visit. Do enter the quick poll below to let us know which design is the best!

Storage for Rubber Bands

Once you start collecting a lot of these bands which we did very quickly with my daughter's recent birthday, it can really help to start sorting colors out which makes them so much quicker and faster to pick out for making specific patterns. As well as keeping the bands nicely organized and clean.

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Julie Alexander on December 27, 2019:

Know fishtail with a border Rainbow loom

Monster tail

Iris on August 28, 2019:

These are awesome

Elizabeth Muir on February 18, 2019:

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Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on October 08, 2014:

How I wish I can make some of these. I suppose I just need to practice until I get it. These are truly gorgeous.

Marie (author) on July 09, 2014:

@LisaAuch1: That is really funny - yes we got the craze for this a little while back. My daughter and friends were going mad on it at school and now she has got me making all sorts of things for her. It is a bit addictive once you start :)

Lisa Auch from Scotland on July 08, 2014:

So funny I am on holiday in Ireland and my friends mum wants to learn how to make these....I KNEW you would help us learn this :)

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Monster Tail by Rainbow Loom Loch Ness Monster Bracelet Tutorial

If you can believe it, we managed to stave off the Rainbow Loom craze until this past Summer. In search of road trip activities that my son could work on while we took the 8+ hour drive to Tucson, I found an awesome, completely portable Monster Tail kit by Rainbow Loom.  While my son has been involved with trading and even making bracelets with his friends, he never really wanted a loom until this one, since the “monster” in the title screams boy!  One of the main draws that compelled me to purchase 2 kits over the summer for my kids was the price.  For only $6.54 at Walmart, you’ll get the Monster Tail Loom, Hook, and enough rubber bands and C-clips to make plenty of bracelets.

Monster Tail Bracelets

The Monster Tail loom is a smaller, more portable loom that still offers a lot of creativity (and is for both boys and girls!).  Not having any experience with the original Rainbow Loom, I started with the one of the project tutorials included in the kit.  The first bracelet we created was a 2-color Criss-Cross Quadfish Bracelet using my daughter’s favorite colors: Purple and Pink. Since I am a very visual person, I found that watching video tutorials on Rainbow Loom’s YouTube Channel was very helpful, particularly when “finishing” the bracelet.

Loch Ness Monster Bracelet Tutorial

Once we “mastered” that bracelet, it was time to put our creativity to the test. My son wanted a “chunkier,” more boyish bracelet so we perused their channel and found this awesome Loch Ness Monster Bracelet.  The neat thing about this bracelet is that it is completely reversible! And, because it’s thicker than most Rainbow Loom bracelets, it fits my son’s all-boy style.  Since I found it very difficult to find the instructions online, I thought I’d share a visual step-by-step tutorial based on the video we watched.

Monster Tail Rainbow Loom Kit

Here is what you’ll need for the Monster Tail Loch Ness Monster Bracelet:

  • 90 “A” colored bands, 30 “B” colored bands and 30 “C” colored bands (we used red, black, and white)
  • Monster Tail Loom
  • Rainbow Loom Hook
  • C-clip

Loch Ness Monster Tutorial

Loch Ness Monster Bracelet Tutorial

  1. Begin by placing 3 “A” or red colored bands vertically on the loom in 3 figure eight patterns
  2. Place 2 “B” or black colored bands lengthwise across the loom
  3. Using the hook, stretch the 3 “A” colored bands from the bottom half of the loom to the top half of the loom
  4. Place 3 “A” colored bands vertically on the loom (do not twist into a figure eight pattern)
  5. Stretch 2 “C” colored bands lengthwise across the loom
  6. Lift 3 “A” colored bands from the bottom half of the loom to the top half of the loom
  7. Lift bottom 2 “A” colored bands up and over each of the 3 middle pins.
  8. On each end of the loom, lift bottom 2 bands up and over the pin. (You will alternate between “B” and “C” colored bands)
  9. Continue this step process until the desired length of the bracelet is achieved (wrap around wrist and continue working until the top of the pins reach the end of the bracelet)

Finishing the Loch Ness Monster-Bracelet

To Finish the Bracelet:

  1. Place last 5 bands on the bracelet, using only the “A” colored bands
  2. Lift the bands in the same order as you did in the above steps
  3. Move the 2 end bands to the pin next door (Make sure your hook is facing outwards or away from you)
  4. On the 2 outside pins, lift the bottom 2 bands up and over (do not lift the bands on the middle pin)
  5. Move the 2 outside bands to the middle pin (make sure you face the hook outwards and grab both bands). You should have 6 pins on the middle pin.
  6. Lift bottom 2 bands up and over
  7. Attach the C-clip around all 4 bands
  8. Lift the bracelet off the loom
  9. At the opposite end of the bracelet, slide your hook through the “A” colored bands and attach the C-clip


Rainbow Loom’s video (7:09) is very helpful in visualizing the process of ending the bracelet.

I had no idea prior to purchasing these kits just how addicting (and therapeutic) it is to make these bracelets.  I found myself spending way too much time online trying to see what other creative ideas we could endeavor.  While I’m definitely not at this level, if you do a quick Google search, you’ll see everything from purses and hats to hair bows and sandals!  The inventive ways people are using Rainbow Loom is impressive.

While I won’t say that I’m an expert, these tips will help ensure your bracelets look beautiful!

  1. While working on the loom, be sure to keep it positioned so that the red mark is always on the left side
  2. Download Rainbow Loom’s free Band Organizer
  3. Try if possible, to finish your bracelet in one sitting (this will prevent confusion as to which step you last completed)
  4. While working, be sure to push the bands down during each sequence and ensure the bands are straight and untwisted as this will show in your completed design

Loch Ness Monster Bracelet

Once I got the sequence down, I was able to complete bracelets in less than 30 minutes, particularly the easier patterns.  With my help, my son has been able to complete simple patterns which has been very rewarding for him. As a parent, I love that these projects help improve his fine motor skills, inspire creativity, and allows him time to focus his attention on completing a project.  And, with the the new school year upon us, I’m certain my son will be trading these bracelets daily which is a great way to continue developing his social skills.

Pick up your Monster Tail Loom Kit by Rainbow Loom at your local Walmart.

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Monster Tail™ Loom

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Now kids can turn colorful rubber bands into bracelets, rings, charms and more—on the go! This travel loom provides hours of creative fun, perfect for road trips and school free time. The Monster Tail easily fits into bags and backpacks, so kids will always have a rainbow of colorful fun at their fingertips. They can mix and match different colors and styles of rubber bands to create one of a kind jewelry for themselves and their friends. Long lasting and latex free, Rainbow Loom® bands are perfect for creating the latest and greatest stylish accessories.

 

Details:

  • Latex free
  • For ages 7 and up

Contents:

  • Monster Tail™ loom
  • 1 mini Rainbow Loom
  • 600+ latex free rubber bands
  • 1 Rainbow Loom plastic hook
  • 25 large C-clips
  • 1 instructional manual with anti-counterfeit secret code

Now kids can turn colorful rubber bands into bracelets, rings, charms and more—on the go! This travel loom provides hours of creative fun, perfect for road trips and school free time. The Monster Tail easily fits into bags and backpacks, so kids will always have a rainbow of colorful fun at their fingertips. They can mix and match different colors and styles of rubber bands to create one of a kind jewelry for themselves and their friends. Long lasting and latex free, Rainbow Loom® bands are perfect for creating the latest and greatest stylish accessories.

 

Details:

  • Latex free
  • For ages 7 and up

Contents:

  • Monster Tail™ loom
  • 1 mini Rainbow Loom
  • 600+ latex free rubber bands
  • 1 Rainbow Loom plastic hook
  • 25 large C-clips
  • 1 instructional manual with anti-counterfeit secret code

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