If your child or children participate in Valentine’s Day at school, make these super fun Valentine’s Day cards with fishtail Rainbow Loom bracelets! Kids will adore the customized bracelets made from one of their friends. My daughter has 15 children in her class plus her teacher and a helper, so get in the action and help your child make the bracelets. Since they are for children, they go fairly quick. You can even make them on your fingers, quick video tutorial below, to help your child. Children can make a basic rainbow loom bracelet as well. You can print the boy template or print the girl template. Please note. When you open these, the program may enlarge them which will pixelate them. Scale them down to actual size before printing. You will want to print these on thick card stock. The saying “You’re a Cool Friend” works for both boys & girls.
Step-by-Step Instructions How to Make a Rainbow Loom Fishtail Bracelet
Step 1: For your fishtail bracelet, you will only use 2 pegs on the Rainbow Loom. Turn the loom towards you. Choose two Rainbow Loom rubberband colors. For this tutorial I’m making a girl bracelet so chose purple and pink. Start by making a figure 8 with the first color, like this. Step 2: Add your next color. This will go on straight, not in a figure 8. My colors will go pink, purple, pink. Step 3: Add your third color Step 4: With your loom hook, grab the bottom pink color Step 5: Now, pull that up and remove the hook. The color will now be on top. Step 6: Now pull the other side of the pink on the bottom, just like you did on the last step. Step 7: Now pull that pink up and let the hook out. The pink is now on top. Step 8: Now you will add your next color. I have pink on top now so my next color is purple. Step 9: Now pull the bottom colors just like you did in steps 5-8. Continue doing this until the fishtail bracelet is long enough for a child’s wrist. Here is a quick video so you can see a visual on how it is done. Step 10: Holding tightly at the top colors, pull the bracelet off the loom. Step 11: Continue holding the center. With your other hand, pull the two rubberbands to remove. Step 12: Now add a clip to the rubber band your thumb is under Step 13: Now take the other end of the bracelet and hook into the clip You have just made a fishtail Rainbow Loom Bracelet! Here is the quick video tutorial on how to make a fishtail Rainbow Loom on your fingers. Once the bracelets are made, cut out the Valentine’s templates, punch a hole in the corner and add the bracelets. You can have your child write their name on the blank area of the card. Happy Valentine’s Day!