Introduction: How to Build a Rainbow Loom Using K'NEX

My little sister loves her Rainbow Loom, and making bracelets and stuff on her loom. She has a box full of colored bands. I looked at her loom and it looks pretty simple so I decided to build my own loom out of K'NEX pieces. I tried making a loom out of LEGO but I didn't have enough pieces to make it work. I think K'NEX pieces work much better because the pegs have a little notch on them that holds the bands really well.

If you have KNEX pieces, you can use them to make this easy to build rubber band bracelet loom. In my video, I'll show you how to make your own loom step by step using only K'NEX pieces. You just need four different types of K'NEX pieces - that's it. If you want to make longer bracelets, you can always add more K'NEX pieces to make your loom longer. It's really simple and it works! I tested it with my sister and made a single band bracelet on our looms. My K'NEX loom works just as well as the real Rainbow Loom.

There are two videos in this Instructable: a step by step tutorial at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqij014N_s and a demo at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bWaF_zehLs on how the K'NEX Rainbow Loom works.

Hope you guys like. Let me know if you make one!

Thanks,

Brian at legochest.com (-:

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emilyvanleemput made it!(author)2014-05-31

Glad to see you're a finalist, congratulations!!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-06-01

Thank you Emily! :)

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Satya+pujitha made it!(author)2015-09-24

really creative!your sis must be pretty happy by now,

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DIYWEAPONS made it!(author)2014-08-30

you can make slingshot bands out of these and i will soon be posting a tutorial on how to do it.

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legochest made it!(author)2014-09-25

Cool. Would love to see it!

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DIYWEAPONS made it!(author)2014-09-27

I will post it as soon as rhe next sutable contest comes up

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legochest made it!(author)2014-09-25

Thanks! Now you can have a Knex loom :)

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Penolopy+Bulnick made it!(author)2014-06-02

This is awesome! Your video is awesome! You are awesome!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-06-30

Thank you for YOUR awesome comment! :)

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Alicat+123 made it!(author)2014-06-29

This is AWESOME!!! My sister loves it!!! :)

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legochest made it!(author)2014-06-30

So glad she loves it! Thanks for letting me know :)

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legochest made it!(author)2014-06-30

So glad she loves it! Thanks for letting me know :)

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nerfrocketeer made it!(author)2014-05-11

Voted!

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nerfrocketeer made it!(author)2014-05-07

Nice! I see you published it! Very good! Here's hoping for a feature!

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hunter999 made it!(author)2014-05-08

And you were write again my friend! :D

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nerfrocketeer made it!(author)2014-05-08

Yeah! Wohoo!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-08

:)

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hunter999 made it!(author)2014-05-08

*right

XD sorry man, seems my English is playing up again!

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nerfrocketeer made it!(author)2014-05-08

:P

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-07

Thank you nerfrocketeer for suggesting it and answering all my questions :)

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nerfrocketeer made it!(author)2014-05-08

Sure!

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Marina+L. made it!(author)2014-05-08

Great idea! Best of all is that, after the (admittedly awesome) fad passes, you can make something else out of the K'NEX, instead of having yet another piece of plastic cluttering your space, or the landfill. Eco high five!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-08

Eco high five back!

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Emberlily+ made it!(author)2014-05-08

Awesome! I don't have to buy all the different types of boards now :)

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-08

Thanks Emberlily!

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Abigail02 made it!(author)2014-05-08

Great tutorial! I won't buy a rainbow loom now! Thanks!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-08

You're welcome. Shh... just don't tell rainbow loom :-D

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sandroknexmaster made it!(author)2014-05-08

Great idea! Congratulations for getting featured!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-08

Thanks sandroknexmaster!

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JonnyBGood made it!(author)2014-05-08

Dang beat me too it! My downfall was not knowing how to make the bracelets... Great job though!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-08

I have a demo video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bWaF_zehLs if you want to know :) would love to see your version

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Ert44 made it!(author)2014-05-08

Nice job getting featured!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-08

Thank you Ert44! Hope you like the tutorial video.

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emilyvanleemput made it!(author)2014-05-07

It's a great idea to make this out of K'nex, the shape of the green rods works perfect!

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-08

Thanks emilyvanleemput! Yes, the green rods hold the bands in place really well. Good thing about K'Nex, you can make the loom as long as you need.

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hunter999 made it!(author)2014-05-07

Wow! Very nice job!! :D Detailed with depth and the video totally shows them off. Well done, this could be very useful to some! :D

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legochest made it!(author)2014-05-07

Thanks hunter999! Maybe you can build one too, it's quite easy :)

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