Rubber bracelets are all the rage. If you have something to say, but don’t have the cash to put it on a commercially produced rubber bracelet–make your own. An inexpensive box of rubber bands purchased from a stationary store, often contains anywhere from 50 to 100 of rubber bands. With a little creativity, producing rubber bracelets of various colors, that tell the world what’s on your mind, will have your friends and family asking for some, too.
Select ½-inch wide rubber bands. Rubber bands at least ½ inch or wider can easily accept stamped or handwritten lettering.
Fill a small bowl with warm water. Slip on a pair of rubber gloves. Add three to four drops of food coloring to the water. The more food coloring you use, the more intense the color. Use as much as you like to achieve the desired result.
Set the rubber bands in the bowl of colored water. You can color as many rubber bands as you like, just make sure every inch of each rubber band is exposed to the dyed water.
Remove the rubber bands from the colored water once they have reached the desired color. Lay the rubber bands on a layer of paper towels to dry.
Write on the colored rubber bands with a thin waterproof marker. If you prefer, stamp the sayings on the colored rubber bands using a rubber stamp.
- Do not use rubber bands that do not fit comfortably on your wrist. Rubber bands that are too tight can pose a health hazard, interfering with circulation.