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Someone please explain to me what 'silly bands' are, please?

My granddaughter came home yesterday carrying on about silly bands. All I can really gather is it's some kind of jewelry or bracelets....or something the kids are collecting and trading???..I think Where do you get them? Are they bought alone, in a pack of cards? HELP! Out of the loop Grandma..LOL

 
GrnEyedGrandma

Asked by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:37 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • They are sold all over, but you have to be careful... Some children are having major issues with silly bands cutting into their arms & such. My five year old has them, but he's never allowed to wear more then 4, & he's not allowed to wear them ALL the time. HE takes them off at bedtime.


    You can find them almost everywhere. In NC, We even have them at the IGA Big Lots, Dollar Tree.


    & They can cost you as little as 1 dollar for a pack to sometimes as much as 5 per pack. (The official ones, like Toy Story, etc.)
    lilmoosesmom

    Answer by lilmoosesmom at 8:52 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • they're these silicone bracelets that come in different shapes and colors. kids like to collect and trade them. some schools have banned them because they are such a distraction lol. you can get them in packages (usually different themes) i've seen them usually in the toy section of the stores or up by the check-out. they're usually 2 or 3 bucks per package.
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:39 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • They are rubber band bracelets in various shapes....my son gave me one once it said 'rock' and he said 'it's cause you rock mommy' but i've seen animals and other shapes before....kids love them and schools hate them. but you can usually buy them at drugstores or I heard hallmark stores of all places sell them. now your in the loop grandma... :)
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 9:39 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • They come in animal shapes too, and I have heard of schools banning them, but they say they can be dangerous to young children, cutting of circulation etc... they are cute, you can get them at the dollar tree.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 9:44 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • They are the latest craze with both boys & girls of almost any age. (Ive seen high schoolers & even parents wearing them too.) They are specially treated rubber bands in a variety of shapes (themes like: musical instruments, popular characters, etc) that keep going back to their original shapes no matter how you stretch them out. It's great, b/c it get kids talking & trading. Dont buy the knock-offs, they aren't as good & dont always bounce back.
    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 9:57 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • They have been banned at my son's school, but thankfully he never liked them to begin with. Reminds me of back in the 80s when jelly bracelets were the fad. :)
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:00 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Here you go buy it now for $2.99 and free shipping :-)

    http://cgi.ebay.com/12-Pack-Brand-New-Shaped-Rubber-Bands-Silly-Fun-Bandz-/280560953949?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=&hash=item870b3d2293
    JAJA_Steele

    Answer by JAJA_Steele at 10:19 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • they have them at the dollar store!!
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 12:33 AM on Sep. 12, 2010

  • They are an absolute rip off. Kids are taken in by them and parents are supporting this ridiculous trend. A waste of money.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:39 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Thank you all so much. I can usually stay in the loop pretty good but I'm not 20'something like when I was raising my own. These two are definitely bending my learning curve. Thanks again.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Comment by GrnEyedGrandma (original poster) at 9:42 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

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