Introduction: Rainbow Loom, Turtle Charm

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Step 1: Gather Resources

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You will need:

  • A loom
  • A crochet hook
  • Some bands

Step 2: The Head

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First place one band at the top of your loom, this will be the tongue. Then get two bands at a time and place them along the middle three times, this will be the head. Then get one band and twist it around the third peg twice, this is his eyes.

Step 3: The Shell

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Get the colour of your shell and place two bands at a time diagonal each way. Placing two bands at a time, again, go down three pegs the diadonally in at the bottom. Repeat this on the other side. Then place them down the middle, two bands at a time. Place one band so that it makes a cross section on the shell, this will hold it toghether. Don't cross over on the bottom of the shell.

Step 4: The Tail

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For the tail get one band and twist it around the crochet hook four times. Loop a band on the end of the hook and slide the twisted band over the hook and on to the band. Then loop it back around. Loop both bands on the end of the shell and place a cap band on top, two-times twisted.

Step 5: The Legs/Arms

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Like before wrap a band, the colour of the shell, around your crochet hook four times. Then put two bands on the hook and slide the twisted band on to it. Then hook the band back on to the hook. Then hook two more bands on to the end of your crachet hook and slide them on. Then hook it back around. This is on leg. Place it like in the photo. Make three more. Place them on the second peg down on the shell and the last pegs, both sides every time.

Step 6: Hooking the Bands

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Starting under his tail and the cap band hook the first two rubber bands over. Then get the next two bands and hook them over. And then hook the last two bands over. Then on the middle pegs hook them all over so it looks like the photo.

Do the same on the sides, when you get to the legs/arms pick up the very bottom two and hook them over. In the end it should look like the photo.

Step 7: Hooking the Head

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At the top of the shell hook under all the bands and pull up the two green ones at the bottom, and hook them over. Continue this all the way along the head. When you get to the eyes just don't loop them over and continue looping as normal. Also loop the tongue.

Step 8: Finishing and Finished

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Pull the bottom red band, on the tongue, over the peg and onto the same band, it should look like the photo. Pull the band still on the peg and tighten it. This is the knot that holds it all together. Pull it off and enjoy!!!


RainbowOwl (author)2014-07-02

please comment if you want me to make anything and I will try my best! Thanks!!!

:-) ;-) :-0 :-p

please make an elephant my dad blocked youtube so i can't watch videos this is the only place i can find rainbow loom instructions that are not videos

I use my school iPad, and they blocked YouTube, so I know how you feel.

youngca (author)200818142018-01-01

mine blocked my youtube too.

Hayhay12 (author)RainbowOwl2016-04-16

Make an elephant

youngca made it! (author)2017-12-15

It was so cuuttttteeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21stanfields (author)2017-11-28

I made it for the first time and it turned out great! I"m giving it to my big sister tomorrow:)

Unicorn8193 (author)2017-11-13

I can’t do it

Unicorn8193 (author)2017-11-13

so hard

20081814 made it! (author)2017-10-29

I tried again and I DID IT!!!!!! Got so happy that i cried

2023aanewsom (author)2016-12-20

I'm about to make another! Chai!

2023aanewsom (author)2016-12-20

Super CUTE!! If you came up with this charm please make more designs! I may be the first to view it!!

-moonglade (author)2016-08-27

Really cute charm!!! Can you make a donut? :)

Hayhay12 (author)2016-04-16


LadyLoomer699 (author)2015-12-03

I made 9 of them lmao came out pretty good

Danceislife (author)2015-08-16

This is what I ended up with

hon1234 (author)2015-08-10

I made it a different way than her but her way seems easier

Aed0608 (author)2015-07-09

My mom works with one of my friend's mom and i went to work with my mom today. i tried this for the first time and fell in love with it so i made 2 for my mom, 1 for my moms other co-worker, one for my friend, his dad, his sister, his dad and his mom (my moms co-worker) she will find them on her desk on monday and i will comment her reaction if i remember to

enohtiarw (author)2015-07-01

The turtle charm turns out great! It's adorable!!! I've made two and plan on making more!!!!

rainbow loom magic made it! (author)2015-06-14


cocoriri (author)2015-05-07

I made it properly this time! XD

onedirectionlovelouis (author)2015-04-25

Thank very cute

onedirectionlovelouis (author)2015-04-25

Hi madie it

cocoriri made it! (author)2015-04-16

Hi. When I was doing this, I never saw a picture of u putting the hands on.

wbaca (author)2015-04-04

Made it and attached it for my daughter's bracelet. She loves it! ?

rosalynn28 (author)2015-04-01

i only have 3 words to say... I LUVED IT!!!!! ps thanks a million!!:)

MissQ1 (author)2015-03-04

Lovely design! And so easy! Thanks for this...

Jesuslovesu (author)2014-06-13

thanks for the directions.i have only made one so far and am working on my second.thanks again. by the way where did you get the case for your bands?

I can get cases really cheap on amazon with or without bands or go to michaels in the U.S

My Froggy StuffF (author)2015-01-11

someone please make an elephant my dad blocked youtube so now this is pretty much all i can look at so make a detailed instruction for an elephant

cthulufthagn42 (author)2014-12-22

Do you have a way to make the turtle with out a loom because i dont have a loom and would really like to make this turtle.

mazzy mitchell made it! (author)2014-11-07

I love this charm!!!!!!!!!

dog lover109 (author)2014-11-04

Can I plz make it 3D plz

issymckia4756 (author)2014-10-22

It's just fab, thank you so much. :-)

finnielucy (author)2014-10-16

love this tutorial

It was easy to follow and my turtle turned out great

maelle.soupe (author)2014-08-29

Thank you for this tutorial.

This turtle is my very first rainbow loom charm and it is really cute !

I think that the explanations in pictures and text are much easier to understand. Il leaves much more time to think and redo things than the videos you find everywhere.

I'll go have a look at your other posts.

Rainbow star (author)2014-08-20

you have got lots of views nice work

unicorn101 (author)2014-08-03

it took long time because bands kept on breaking

Loominq_charm_lover (author)2014-07-30

I would love to learn how to make the owl you made in your profile :) if not I understand :)

SpellCharm_girl made it! (author)2014-07-27

I made it!! YAY

SpellCharm_girl made it! (author)2014-07-27

I made it!! YAY

Abigail02 (author)2014-07-17

Love it!! Mine turned out great!!!

BluRoan (author)2014-07-11

Super cute!!!

i love turltles (author)2014-07-07

So adorable! I just put her on a blue bracelet so my turtle has an ocean to swim in! thanks for the instructions!

hguth (author)2014-07-06

soo cute :)

hsellars (author)2014-07-05

great instructions there easy to follow

Fishyfish123 (author)2014-06-25


Fishyfish123 (author)2014-06-22

Cute thank u!
Me and my sister both made them!

RainbowOwl (author)Fishyfish1232014-06-23

I love the way you have done the shells, it looks really cool. Well done!

moe48418 (author)2014-06-22

Super Cute and easy.Love this project.

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Bio: I love Rainbow Loom, I hardly do anything else. Apart from Instructables that is! :-)
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