I imagine the rubber band craze has hit your house, just like it has mine. The kids are always making some new creation, and I’m constantly finding little rubber bands all over the house…van…washing machine...
When I was asked to review Rubber Band Mania, I assumed it would be a book about making bracelets, and it is…but it’s so much more!
The author includes projects that use both the crazy bands and regular rubber bands to create everything from bracelets to catapults and musical instruments. The book has color photos, and easy, numbered step by step directions for each project. It even has a little symbol to let you know if it’s novice craft or if it’s for Super-Craft-Person. You might laugh, but for those of us who have had a craft flop because you just couldn’t wrap your mind around it, this is a BIG thing. Too bad the particular project I picked didn’t have that symbol, ahem.
None the less, despite the fact that “tie in three or four knots to secure” was a bit ambiguous, we were able to create these lovely slingshots.
I also love that the book has little Snap Facts laced throughout the book. For example, did you know Columbus “discovered” rubber while in Haiti?
My only complaint is that I wish the descriptions of the SIZE of rubber band was a bit more…helpful. “Use 1 wide rubber band and 12 regular rubber bands” is a bit vague to me, and slowed down our project as we tried to figure out how LONG the WIDE rubber band needed to be.
The publisher’s have graciously provided an extra copy of Rubber Band Mania as a give away! To enter, just leave a comment letting me know why you’d like to win the book. Entries must be received by midnight on October 3, 2014. I’ll pick a random winner and send out an email notification. Winner will have 48 hours to respond or I’ll have to pick another winner.
I received a free copy of this book for review purposes only. I was not required to write a positive review, nor did I receive any other compensation.