Hairband, ponytail, scrunchy — it doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s the most useful tool in any long-haired person’s arsenal.
Kids can create their very own whatever-you-call-ems with the Activity Kings ILY Do-It-Yourself Scruncheeze Loom from WeCool. Making a scrunchy is as easy as 1-2-3 because that’s basically all the steps it takes.
The activity kit comes with seven strips of printed and four satin fabric strips that kids can turn into a scrunchie in a snap. They take the included elastic and cut it into a specific length. Next, they put the elastic into the part of the kit that is most vital: the loom. Kids then pull their piece of fabric over the loom and fold it in half. After that, they tie the ends together, use the included fabric glue to make sure the fabric really scrunchies together, and voila! Adding any of the three trendy charms is optional, but highly encouraged.
Parents who grew up in the ’80s or ’90s will know that scrunchies are the height of fashion and they’re making a comeback. Even Gen Z is known to keep them on their wrists. The fabric included in these sets has the timeless nostalgia that makes them good for kids, parents, and even teens. My personal favorite is the daisy design but there are plenty of unicorns, pastels, and other cute options.
As for the scrunch-power, these are my go-to hair ties when I’m in a tight squeeze in our Toy Insider office. My hair is very long and very annoying. I easily built myself a scrunchy or two to save me from the trouble of packing boxes with a face full of locks.
Kids, teens, parents (or whoever else may be using the scrunchies) will like that they can have a different style of scrunchy every day of the week. The recommended length to cut the elastic is 7 inches, but teens and parents can cut it a little larger so it fits comfortably on their wrist. Otherwise, as an all-day hair tie they work great. And, yes, they do pass the bun-on-top-of-the-head test.
For $9.99, the kit is cheaper than a pack of scrunchies can be and way more fun. Hairband, ponytail, scrunchie — it doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s a great DIY activity that will have kids tied up in the best way.