Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Rubber Band Mania; Crafts, Activities, Facts, and Fun! by Amanda Formaro

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book,  free of charge, from FSB Associates , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Did you know rubber got it's start from the ancient Mayan culture?

Sure did- samples were sent back to England, and the English inventors figured out how to make it into many different things!

So we have a Mexico/England stop! 

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Whether you are already whipping up rubber band bracelets or are just looking for some fun creative projects, this book is for you! Filled with cool crafts, awesome ideas, surprising activities, and fascinating facts, Rubber Band Mania will make a rubber band maniac out of you!

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This is a great book for all the crafty kids in your house-boys and girls! Yes it has the faddish rubber band bracelets, but there are designs your kids might not have tried, plus ways to use common items, like your fingers pushpins (!!) and a fork, instead of the cumbersome loom! Personally I found the instructions in this book to be the clearest ones I had ever seen for loom work!

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But that isn't all that's included! Miss Grace LOVED the rubber band car and marshmallow planes! They REALLY worked (though mom forgot to take a picture before the cat de-constructed them two well timed ounces/leaps...sigh). I loved seeing the instructions for cat's cradle, as it had been a LONG time since I tried that and I was a little fuzzy showing it to Miss Grace. There are new ways to tie-dye shirts and fun ideas for the holidays (like Easter eggs and Christmas gifts!). With Grandparent's Day coming up next week, also some fun ways to make unique items for them!

This book gets another High Five from Miss Grace and I, for the family fun you can have with it! It's perfect for crafting days, present making and perfect for giving as a Christmas and birthday present!

About the Author:
Amanda Formaro, author of Duct Tape Mania and Rubber Band Mania, is a Midwest mother of four who has been creating crafts for kids for over 20 years. She has been published in several major magazine including ParentsRedbook, and Family Fun, and her websites including Disney's and Her passion for crafting resonates in her blog,, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike. Amanda loves the creative process and trying new things, and especially likes making something from nothing. Visit her Facebook and Twitter pages for more!

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