Age group it’s for
Ages 5 to 95
What does the product do?
Turns 24 yards (22m) of Tooby Loops into fashion and craft accessories.
Does it do what it should?
Absolutely! The kit contains pipe cleaners, rhinestones, headbands, bracelet clips and lots more as well as the Tooby Loops themselves, which are brightly coloured hollow tubes that you can make into a variety of crafts or jewellery. Everything you could possibly need is included, even down to the scissors and glue. There is a guide which includes easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos for some of the trickier steps. With 22 metres of Tooby Loops, there are plenty to make a whole range of projects. My 7 year-old made a headband, pencil covers and a flower decoration. She needed help to start the projects but then she was off and running and made some creations she was really proud of. We attempted the Square Knot Bracelet, which was a bit too tricky for her, but older children would probably find it easier. We had a bit of trouble getting the self-adhesive rhinestones to stick onto surfaces that were not entirely flat, but that was easily fixed with a dot of glue. After making four projects, there is still heaps of stuff left to make lots more things.
Would you recommend it and why?
A great activity for a rainy afternoon. This would be a great gift to give a girl in the 7-12 age range. My daughter and I really enjoyed spending time together making some really cool things.
Tooby Loops ($19.95)