She’s a star!


My 11-year-old granddaughter, Elanor, is seriously into rainbow loom bracelets. If you are not related to, or friends with, a pre-teen girl you have no idea what I'm talking about. These are bracelets made with small, colorful rubber bands on a loom. They are so much better than the potholders I made in my youth :-).

Elanor wanted to make a how-to video. She tried to do it with her phone but the results did not make her happy so she asked me to help. I am the Nana with video equipment, after all. 

I provided the equipment and the space. I zoomed in and out and did my best to shine light where it was needed. The rest is all Elanor. She practiced what she wanted to say and how to say it best. I am so very proud of her! I know how hard it is to give precise instructions and she did it perfectly, all on her own :-). 

She watched me edit the film in iMovie and it won't be long at all before she is doing that herself. That's good, because she isn't done making videos yet! so, please do share the links to her video. She will be so happy to see that people are watching it!



14 thoughts on “She’s a star!

  1. Ah, Elanor, very well done! Your speech was very clear and easy to follow – not clumsy or hesitant at all. What a pretty pattern. Now I see why these are so popular with the young girls! I shared it with a friend of mine who has a daughter who enjoys making Rainbow Loom projects. Congratulations!


  2. Wow! Makes me wish I had a pre-teen to share this with. Eleanor, you did a spectacular job of clearly explaining how to make this bracelet. And, I must say, it’s really pretty!!
    I do think some of Grandma must be rubbing off on Eleanor. You’re both very lucky to have each other.


  3. I have seen pictures of the weaving with rubber bands and had no idea of how it was done! You made it perfectly clear with your great video. I am an old, old grandmother and I have three granddaughters who are all grown up now. I loved the time I spent with them and am proud of them just as your grandmother is when it comes to you. Good job!


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