Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

rainbow loom® mermaid braid bracelet

Kids can make fun and unique bracelets with this Rainbow Loom® combo set! It comes in a fantastic travel case so they can make their jewelry from anywhere!
Step 1

First, choose three colors for your bracelet: one for the border and two for the braid up the center.

Step 2

Take one of the rubber bands in the color for your border, twist it to a figure 8 shape and stretch it across the first peg on the right to the first peg on the left.
TIP: You will only use these two pegs for this bracelet.

Step 3

Take a rubber band in one of your other chosen colors and wrap it twice around the peg on the right side to “cap” the peg.

Step 4

Stretch a border color rubber band across the left and right pegs.

Step 5

Reach inside the peg, below the border band added in Step 4 and move the capping band back. Now, grasp the band below the capping band with your hook and carefully pull it through the capping band and move it over the peg.
TIP: The band should now be placed over the rubber bands stretched across the center but still close to the right peg.

Step 6

Add a capping band to the left peg with your third color. Place a border color rubber band from the left peg across to the right peg.

Step 7

Reach inside the peg, below the border band added in Step 6 and move the capping band back. Now, grasp the two rubber bands below the capping band with your hook and carefully pull them through the capping band and move it over the peg.

Step 8

Back over on the right side, add a capping band to the right peg with your second color. Place a border color rubber band from the right peg across to the left peg.

Step 9

Reach inside the peg, below the border band and move the capping band back. Now, grasp all of the rubber bands below the capping band with your hook and carefully pull them through the capping band and move it over the peg.

Step 10

Repeat Steps 8-9, alternating from the left to right side until you reach the length needed for your wrist.

Step 11

To remove the bracelet, place a border rubber band across from the left to the right pegs.

Step 12

With your hook, move all of the bands from the left side, except the band you just added to the center. Repeat on the right.

Step 13

Carefully move the rubber band from the right peg to the left and add a c-clip to the folded loops of the last band. Remove from the left peg.

Step 14
Finally, add the cap band on the opposite end of your bracelet to the c-clip to close the bracelet.

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