What is Silly Bandz?
Are your kids wild about Custom Silly Bandz? Silly Bandz is the latest toy craze sweeping the country. They are colorful bracelets made of rubber in the shape of animals and toys. They are made of silicone and look like rubber bands, and stretch to be worn as a bracelet. And Silly Bandz returns to their original shape when you take them off.
Kids love wearing an armful of Silly Bandz. Custom Silly Bandz is sold in packs of 24 and costs $5.00, making them very affordable. Both girls and boys love them and they give them as gifts or trade shapes with each other. Some Silly Bandz even glow in the dark, making them fun to wear at night.
Where Can I Buy Custom Silly Bandz?
Silly Bandz bracelets are sold at many toy stores, Hallmark card shops, Walgreens and Amazon.com. If you prefer not to drive all over town, or if you don’t have these stores nearby, just order Silly Bandz online at Amazon.com.
You will find the largest selection online, anyway, and you are more likely to find styles that are new or hard to find. They are also sold directly from the maker at sillybandz.com.
Who Wears Silly Bandz?
It seems like all age groups from young children to adults are fans of Silly Bandz! The craze has hit everyone including teenagers, who like to wear them as a fashion an accessory.
Even celebrities are wearing Silly Bandz! Mary-Kate Olsen and Sarah Jessica Parker have been seen wearing custom Silly Bandz. And Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa wore them on their talk show in May 2010.
Just keep them away from babies and toddlers, who could put them in their mouths and possibly choke.
How did the Silly Bandz Craze Get Started?
Silly Bandz is made by BCP, a private company owned by Robert J. Croak in Toledo, Ohio. The 47-year old Mr. Croak was selling custom t-shirts, mugs, and other items when he visited a trade show in China and saw a similar stretchy animal-shaped rubber band which is popular in Japan.
Mr. Croak thought he could sell them in the U.S. if they were larger, thicker and came in a greater variety of shapes. He named his new product Silly Bandz and created a website in 2008. Sales took off, and have grown rapidly ever since. He does no marketing, which makes his success even more remarkable. He also created a Facebook page that now has over 255,000 fans. The success of his company has created jobs in a city that has been hit hard by unemployment.
What’s Next for Silly Bandz?
Silly Bandz just introduced a Silly Necklace, which comes in a pack of three different sizes. The necklaces can be used to hold your collection of Silly Bandz. There is also a new UV-activated pack of beach bracelets that change color when the temperature rises.
Mr. Croak says more new products will include celebrity packs, including a major basketball player, as well as backpacks and notebooks for the school year.
The Craze about Rubber Band Bracelets
For several years, rubber band bracelets have been a trendy and affordable bracelet for kids and adults alike. They are memorable collectibles that will excite your children and their friends. Many people, from the punk rocker in high school to the construction worker on the highway, are seen showing their support for different causes and raising awareness of those causes by wearing a rubber band bracelet. Though these bracelets can be purchased at affordable prices, it can also be a fun activity to make your own rubber band bracelet. This can be a fun activity for any age group. Not only will you be able to create your own rubber band bracelets relatively free of cost, but you can also create your own causes and support them through your simple creation.
If you would like to create your own rubber band bracelets, find some rubber bands around your home or office space. You will need either sharpies or pastel gel pens; you will use these to embellish your rubber band. Looking to support a cause? Write down the name of your favorite party, or place to make contributions, or mark your name. If you’re simply looking to get creative with the design, beautify the rubber band bracelet with patterns such as polka dots, stripes, hearts or stars. Be sure to let the ink dry completely. Making rubber band bracelets can be a great activity for children at a birthday party. Again, this is such an affordable activity! Just supply the rubber bands and an abundance of gel pens and let the kids go to town.
If you want to have a background color for your rubber band bracelet, other than tan, it’s not a great idea to shade the rubber band that color because it may rub off onto your clothes or your skin. Instead, you may want to purchase a pack of colored rubber bands. Rubber bands come in lots of different sizes and consist of different thicknesses and colors. The thicker the bands, the easier it will be to decorate your rubber band bracelets.
It wasn’t too long ago that rubber band bracelets became a popular fashion accessory. Because they became so popular, organizations saw the benefit of promoting causes and awareness. One very memorable phase for rubber band bracelets was when the Lance Armstrong Foundation began to sell the Live Strong rubber band bracelets to collect funds to support cancer research. This went so well that it really triggered the creation of rubber band bracelets for the purpose of raising awareness. After the Live Strong campaign, additional non-profit organization and foundations started to sell their own rubber band bracelets to raise money for various causes. There are rubber band bracelets for raising awareness of breast cancer, racism, animal protection, and so forth.
Many big businesses are now using rubber band bracelets for advertising and promoting their products or services. These rubber band bracelets are flexible and economical so that lots of companies can benefit from their low production cost by reaching more people. They can be purchased online from companies that manufacture high-quality rubber band bracelets with the best prices. These companies are able to manufacture any kind of rubber band bracelet according to the needs of the customers. Also, they will help you choose the best type of rubber band bracelets for any occasion. We are able to generate any type of rubber band bracelet we have in mind; who knows maybe your rubber band bracelet creation will one day be on the market.
Rubber bands by Silly Bandz are made of silicon and are die molded into fun shapes: Harry the Caterpillar; Igor the Spider; Betty Jo the Butterfly and more. My personal favorite is Speedy the Snail!