Rubber bands are a lot of creative, colorful fun to experiment with. They’re also an excellent way to work those fine motor skills with little fingers. If you are looking for fun rubber band activities and games to play using a few other materials lying around your home, take a look at this list of amazing play ideas with rubber bands.
For such a simple item, rubber bands are crazy versatile! If you haven’t used them in play so far, we have here ideas how to use them for fine motor practice, STEM, art, crafts and even learning activities! Enjoy the play!
Your kids will enjoy making and playing with rubber band catapult. After all, who doesn’t like to launch things across the room?!
Little engineers can use rubber bands to solve a STEM paintbrush engineering challenge!
Put together a quick rubber or loom band busy bag to take with you on travels or elsewhere and keep your toddler entertained.
You know how geoboards are useful for strengthening little fingers? Well, they will surely enjoy making their own versions of a crazy DIY geoboard.
Music is always fun! And now you can make a homemade string instrument with rubber bands. Cheap fun!
Active kids will love making and playing with buzzing bug noisemaker toy.
Smaller catapult toys are easy to make, all you need are couple craft (or lolly) sticks and rubber bands.
An amazing STEM project for future scientists – sling shot LEGO car! It even sounds so much fun, don’t you think?
Setting up fine motor practice really doesn’t have to be hard or complicated as you can see in Montessori inspired rubber band activity.
Lovely way to work on fine motor skills is wrapping loom bands around hearts, especially around Valentine’s or Mother’s day!
Rubber band car is a cheap toy you can make for kids and they will play with them for ages! We also love that it uses so many items from recycle bin!
Guitar craft is a great alternative to purchasing low-quality plastic toy guitars. And cheaper for sure! All you need are few simple items you probably already have at home.
Make an amazing ABC DIY Geoboard.
Try these pretty DIY rubber band bracelets.
This tissue box guitar craft is great to make at home.
Play this estimate-unwrap-count fine motor skills challenge.
This rubber band car comes with a cool video.
Make this cute oscillating bird science toy for kids.
Try this messy play rubber band splatter painting activity.
Make this cool Science magic rollback can.
Try building this fun indoor slingshot.
Take a look at these rubber band game ideas.
Play this one minute kitty game.
Make a DIY toy boat with rubber bands and corks.
Play this fine motor rubber band passing game.
What fun ideas do you use in your home with rubber bands? Let us know, we’d love to add new ideas to our fun collection!
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.