COMPETITION: Loom Bands craze is a playground ‘epidemic’

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Toy crazes come and go, but one toy shop chief has called the latest playground activity involving small elastic bands ‘an epidemic’.

Loom Bands are proving popular with boys and girls from as young as four. They weave them together making bracelets or, with more skill, they can create shapes including animals or cartoon characters.

JPCT 200614 S14260852x  Horsham. The Entertainer, loom bands. Donna White, Natasha Lees, asst manager, and Matt Daniels -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140620-131010001

JPCT 200614 S14260852x Horsham. The Entertainer, loom bands. Donna White, Natasha Lees, asst manager, and Matt Daniels -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140620-131010001

In partnership with The Entertainer toyshop store in Horsham, the County Times is running a competition to find the best Loom Band creations across the Horsham district.

Managing director of The Entertainer chain Gary Grant said: “We have crazes in the toy trade. This is not a craze. It’s an epidemic.

“Lots of shops have been trading up 50 per cent on last year. It’s got a very wide appeal. It stretches the age groups of children.”

He has offered £25 in Entertainer vouchers for the winning entry and three runners-up will receive £10 vouchers.

JPCT 200614 S14260747x  Horsham. The Entertainer, loom bands.  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140620-131841001

JPCT 200614 S14260747x Horsham. The Entertainer, loom bands. -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140620-131841001

To enter email a photo of you with your favourite Loom Band creation to the newsdesk. Please include your full name, age, address and telephone number. Also include a few sentences saying what you love about looming.

Normal competition rules apply. Closing date for entries is July 11 2014. All entries will appear on our website. Staff at the Horsham Entertainer store will pick the winners.

To read more about this latest toy craze see the County Times on Thursday.

 

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