A elastic band is a short length (sometimes long) of rubber and latex. It is elastic in nature and is formed in the shape of a circle which is commonly used to hold multiple objects together. The most elastic bands are manufactured out of natural rubber and comes in a variety of sizes.
Elastic bands are very popular among children's crafts. Children loves to use it to make masks for Halloween or for their Birthday hats to stay on their heads. Elastic is also popularly used to make bracelets and hair clips.
This is a great group classroom project as an adult is needed to assist with production of this bracelet. You will need small safety pins, stick sealing wax, 7" length round elastic, candle, a match, and clay. Groups should be small and there should be a helper. Teacher may hold stick of sealing wax over flame long enough to keep stick soft (not stringy). Pupils close safety pins and dip heads of pins, one at a time, in soft wax, being careful to keep away from flame. Twirl pin to make wax smooth and hold in air a moment to "set." Place closed pin in a lump of clay to dry. Do not touch pins while drying. When thoroughly hardened, string on heavy elastic thread through circle in small end of pin. Tie ends.
To make these adorable bracelets, you will need small pieces of macaroni, piece of elastic to fit wrist, scrap of felt, safety pins, food coloring, and needle and thread. Dip macaroni briefly in food coloring. Allow to dry overnight. String the macaroni on elastic band. A big safety pin at end of elastic will keep macaroni from slipping off. Sew ends of elastic together.
Hand Puppets with Elastic Moving Mouths - This hand puppet is made with rolled oats (oatmeal) boxes or ice cream containers. These puppets turn out so well that people will think you bought them. Find out how to make them with the following instructions.
Costume Beards - Make these costume beards and hold on your face with elastic.
4th of July Utensil Holder - Make this patriotic utensil holder for your next 4th of July celebration.
A Masked Vase - This unique masked vase would make a great New Year's Eve decoration.
Angled Photo Frame - Learn how to make a beautiful homemade angled photo frame.
Animal Attraction - Be the envy of your friends with these animal print wristbands.
Baby - Bunny Baby Basket - Find out how you can make a cute bunny baby basket.
Bat Costume - Learn how to make a simple Bat Halloween costume by following these instructions.
Beaded Bracelet and Earrings - Follow these instructions to make beautiful beaded bracelets and earrings.
Beaded Neckerchief Slides - These beaded neckerchief slides are perfect for Cubs and Webelos.
Beaded Sunglasses Holder - Keep your sunglasses safe with this fashionable beaded sunglasses holder.
Bean Bag Animal Native American Outfit - Follow the instructions to make your own bean bag animal Native American outfit for your stuff animal.
Beautiful Beaded Rings - Make beautiful beaded rings using clear elastic beading cord, beads and scissors.
Birds of a Feather- Use this adorable feathered bird to hold a note for someone or a to-do list.
Bow Bag Sewing Tutorial - Follow these instructions to l earn how to sew this beautiful bow bag.
Bunny Mask - Make a bunny mask for Easter using a paper plate, pink paint, pink card, white pipe cleaner, elastic thread, glue and a black pen.
Button Baubles - Learn how to make these cute button baubles for your hair.
Button Bracelet -Make a memorable button bracelet for your mom or grandma for Mother's Day.
Button Bracelet - Make a simple bracelet using elastic, buttons, scissors and a darning needle.
Button Bracelets - These beautiful button bracelets would make a great Christmas or Birthday present.
Canadian Sleep Mask - Make a Canadian themed sleep mask using white, black and red felt.
Caribbean Foot Jewelry - Make cool foot jewelry using only small glass beads, 4mm gold or silver beads, beading elastic and white glue.
Caribbean Hand Jewelry - Make hand jewelry using 4mm faceted beads, 4mm gold or silver beads, beading elastic and white glue.
Cat Mask Craft - Follow these instructions to make a cat mask from a paper plate.
Chick Mask - Follow these instructions to make a chick mask from a paper plate.
Christmas Net Bags - Find out how to make these Christmas net bags which are perfect for Christmas gifts.
Circle of Pins - Use safety pins, elastic thread and seed beads to make a beautiful bracelet.
Colored Safety Pin Bracelet - Make a colorful bracelet from 2 inch safety pins, pony beads and elastic.
Craft Foam Crown - Kids can make a simple crown from craft foam and elastic band.
Crayon Streamer Necklaces - Kids will love to make and wear these crayon streamer necklaces. These are also perfect for birthday parties.
Cute Cover-Up - These are fashionable beach or pool cover up children will love to wear.
Dainty Faceted Bead Bracelets - Learn how to make dainty faceted bead bracelets using 4mm faceted beads, 4mm gold or silver beads, beading elastic and white glue.
DIY Scrunchies and More - Learn how you can easily make homemade scrunchies for your hair.
Dora's Crystal Kingdom Butterfly Wings - Follow these instructions to make a beautiful pair of Crystal Kingdom Butterfly Wings.
Double Heart Bracelet - Make this beautiful heart bracelet using heart shaped pony beads and round elastic.
Easter Bunny Mask - Your children will be having fun making this bunny mask for Easter!
Egg Carton Bat - Find out how you can recycle egg cartons to make bats for Halloween.
Fall Napkin Rings - These napkin rings are prefect for your Thanksgiving dinner table.
Fancy Girl Scout Bracelet - Learn how to make a fancy Girl Scout bracelet using letter beads, faceted beads, beading elastic, round gold beads, scissors and tacky glue.
Fantastic Mr Fox Mask - Make a simple fox mask using the free printable template, orange card, scraps of white and black paper, pipe cleaners, elastic and glue.
Fisherman & Dogfish - Follow these instructions to make the perfect Fisherman and Dogfish Halloween costume.
Flower Garland - Make a beautiful flower garland using elastic thread, crepe paper, colored plastic drinking straws and a plastic needle.
Flower Hearted Bead Hair Elastic - Any girl would love to make a hair band just like this one.
Flower Lei - These flower leis are the perfect addition to a Hawaiian themed birthday party.
Girls Tiered Skirt - Learn how to make a simple and beautiful tiered skirt.
Green Eye Bracelet - This bracelet will make all your friends envious!
GS Law Bracelet - Use a bracelet kit to make a beautiful Girl Scout bracelet.
Hair Scrunchies - Learn how to make homemade hair accessories.
Hair Scrunchy - Make a hair scrunchy using fabric strips, masking tape, sewing elastic, safety pins and a hot glue gun.
Halloween Costume Horns - Learn how to make horns for your Halloween costume.
Holiday Paper Clay Bracelet - Find out how you can make this elegant Holiday Paper Clay Bracelet.
How to Make a Sleep Mask - Instead of looking around for the perfect sleeping mask, you can make it!
How to Make a Yo-Yo Doll - Follow these instructions to make a simple yo-yo doll.
Hula Lei - Make some Hula Leis for all your friends and family.
"I Love Girl Scouts" Bracelet - This is a great bracelet craft for a Girl Scout meeting.
Invisible Ring - Learn how to make a beautiful invisible ring that only shows the bead.
Jack-o-Lantern Mask - Find out how you can turn a paper plate into a scary Jack-o-Lantern mask for Halloween.
Jelly Bean Dazzler - Make this beautiful and shiny dazzler for your hair from jelly beans.
Jewel Tone Bracelet Trio - Find out how you can create these beaded jewel tone bracelets.
Jolly Jumper Puppet - Make a simple frog puppet using paper plates, green paint, elastic string, pipe cleaners, green felt and other inexpensive materials.
Koala Mask - Kids can make their own koala mask using a free template, green card, pink paper, glue and a thin piece of elastic.
LEGO Brick Costume - Learn how to make a LEGO brick Halloween costume using inexpensive materials such as a large cardboard box, sweat suit and craft paint.
Letters to Santa Card - Children can make this special card for Santa Claus!
Lucky Parade Hat - Learn how to make a lucky parade hat to bring you luck on St. Patrick's Day.
Magazine Bead Bracelet - Children can recycle your old magazines and catalogs into cool bracelets.
Make An African Drum - Celebrate Kwanzaa by playing African music with a homemade African drum.
Make Your Own Castanets - Make castanets using colossal buttons, round elastic, craft foam and a low temp glue gun.
Ming-Ming Costume - Find out how you can turn your child into Ming-Ming this Halloween.
Morocco Bangle - Create a beautiful Morocco bangle using 3 large beads and 45 assorted smaller beads and elastic jewelry thread.
Mother's Day Sleep Mask - This Mother's Day give your mom or grandma a personalized sleep mask.
Natural Rock Bracelet - Learn how to make a simple and natural looking bracelet using white clay and chocolate brown poly clay.
Not-A-Kabala Bracelet - To make a Not-A-Kabala bracelet you need assorted large wooden, glass or metal beads.
Ox Mask - Children can make a simple Oxm ask for Chinese New Year (Year of the Ox) using a large paper plate, brown paint, white card, elastic black pen and glue.
Paper Plate Diplodocus - This is the perfect craft for kids who are learning about dinosaurs.
Paper Plate Tambourine - Children can make this tambourine music instrument to play in their music class.
Pink Pebbles Bracelet - Make this beautiful pink pebbles bracelet from pink poly clay and elastic thread.
Pony Bead Ponytail Holders - Make your own hair clip using metallic pony beads, round elastic and white glue.
Ponytail Bobble - Make your own bobble for your hair using pony beads and elastic.
Potholder Frog Puppet - Turn a green pot holder into a frog puppet using two large white pompoms, tacky glue, scraps of fun foam, scissors and elastic.
Rat Mask - Children can make this rat mask for Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat) or Halloween.
Recycled Belt - Find out how you can make a beautiful bracelet from a recycled leather belt.
Rugrats Charm Bracelet - Make this charm bracelet out of colored pasta and elastic.
Safety Pin Bracelet - Learn how you can make this beautiful safety pin bracelet by following these instructions.
Seasonal Scrunchie - Make personal scrunchies for your hair that matches the different times of year, for example Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Sequin Punch Ribbon Angel - This Sequin Punch Ribbon Angel is a fun Christmas craft for children of all ages.
Skeleton Mobile - This craft will teach kids how to recycle and also learn about the human body.
Sleepy Time Eye Mask - Make your own sleeping mask by following these instructions.
Sparkle Bracelets - Use Crayola products to create beautiful sparkle bracelets.
Spider! - Follow these instructions to create a spooky spider Halloween decoration.
Stamped Wristbands - Use Crayola products and beads to create a stamped wristband.
Stretchy Headband with Beads - Decorate an adult-sized headband with mini pony beads!
Stylish Stone Bracelets - Follow these instructions to create stylish stone bracelets.
Styracosaurus Mask -Children can make a Styracosaurus Dinosaur mask using a large and small plate, paint, glue, elastic and black pen.
Tiger Mask - Find out how children can make a simple tiger mask using inexpensive materials.
Toe Ring and Matching Ankle Bracelet with Name - Learn how to make a personalized ankle bracelet with matching tow ring.
TuTu with Matching Head Band and Wand - Learn how to make a Sugar Plum Fairy Halloween costume.
Vacation Ted - Dress your Teddy Bear for vacation too in just a few simple steps!
Vinyl LP Record Headband - Recycle an old vinyl record into a cool headband!
Warty Mask - Find out how children can make a Warty Mask using an empty egg carton for 18 eggs.
Wild Whiskers - These wild whiskers are easy to make and is perfect for Halloween.
Wooden Spoon Angel - Turn a wooden spoon into a beautiful Christmas Angel.
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