I think it has been sweeping the nation so you might have heard of it already. I know in my neck of the woods it is THE favorite activity for grade school kids. Andrew came home from school the last week and begged me to take him to a local toy store to purchase a Rainbow Loom. I happily obliged because heck, if there is something that will keep these kids busy in a creative way I jump on it.
At a little local toy store it was about $15 and there are plenty of rubber bands that come with the kit to get off to a good start. The refill bands are sorted by colors are about $4-but some are "hot" and Andrew put himself on a waiting list for a few and it's been weeks. Every time the store calls and says, "We have the (insert color) bands in now" you'd think he just won the lottery and we only have five minutes to pick up our millions.