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Mail readers can pick up a free packet of Loom Bands

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 16, 2014

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IT is the latest craze that is sweeping the entire county – and now Mail readers will be able to get their hands on some free loom bands.

All readers have to do is buy a copy of the paper from Asda, off Orchard Street, Burton, between 10am and 2pm on Monday to get their hands on a packet of the 300 colourful bands.

Each pack contains a loom hook and a selection of s-clips to help people young and old enjoy the latest craze that is taking hold across the UK.

The over from the USA and began in school playgrounds before spreading across the country.

Rainbow Loom comprises packs of small rubber ringed bands with template looms.

The looms are used to wrap the bands together to create patterns.

The target audience was originally eight-to-14-year-olds and they became a popular pastime at summer camps.

But the craze has evolved and children are becoming more creative with their loom-band making, challenging themselves to make animals and even items of clothing.

Even the Pope has been spotted wearing a loom-band bracelet.

Once people have a packet of the bands they use a special loom to create all manner of items.

The loom acts as a template to hold the rubber bands in place while the desired pattern is set up.

And, when the bands are removed from the loom they snap back into position, with the pattern in place.

So, for just 50p, you can get your hands on a copy of the Burton Mail and loom bands.

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  • Gothamite  |  August 18 2014, 2:15PM

    @swadbloke. That's right. The mail doesn't need to give these away, walk down any street there are loads just lying around...

  • Swadbloke  |  August 18 2014, 11:58AM

    Would it not be better to, instead of handing these things out, do some actual journalism and look into the environmental impact the trillions of these things will have when everyone gets bored of them and moves onto the next craze? Theyv got to go somewhere and dont degrade.