May

26

Wordless Wednesday: New Tween/Teen Fad

by Migdalia Rivera

Yesterday I had the opportunity to go on a field trip with Andrew, my 9 year old. While chatting with the kids, I learned of a new fad, shaped rubber bands! Based on my teen’s Facebook page, it seems to be all the rage with that age group as well! 

The rubber bands come in all shapes, sizes and colors.  They come in animal shapes, flower shapes, sports shapes and some glow in the dark. I purchased a ten pack for $1.29 in the 99 cents store; however, one of the kids told me you can buy sturdier bands at Modells.

I think they are perfect for tweens and teens,  but would not recommend them for young children since they pose a choking hazard.

Check out some of the different shaped rubber bands below. Can you guess what each shape represents? I’ll give you a hint, they are all animals except for number 4! Let me know in a comment and feel free to check back tomorrow for the answers!

 

 1. 10-1

 2. 9-1

3. 6-1

4. 5-1

5. 4-1

Happy WW and don’t forget to link up!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 CatSynth May 26, 2010 at 10:50 am

1) bird (I want to say an emu because of my past career)
2) seal
3) dolphin
4) sun
5) shark

Are they just to be decorative, or do they also function as rubber bands?

2 Ms. Latina May 26, 2010 at 10:55 am

@ CatSynth: They are actually functional! However, the kids wear them as bracelets or carry them in pouches to trade with one another.

3 Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) May 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

I’ve heard of those rubber bands. I didn’t realize they were so popular. It’s funny how I thought they were silly and the kids all think they’re so cool. I guess I’m not the target market. :)

4 Chanda @ Eco-Cheap Mom May 26, 2010 at 11:52 am

They are kinda neat! My 4 year old loves them. I just can’t believe that teenagers like them. One of our employees (a high schooler) gave my daughter one. It was a pink dinosaur so she was very happy! Dinos are her favorite!

5 Julie From Momspective May 26, 2010 at 11:55 am

I’m so OVER those. My kids talks about them non-stop. What he traded and to who. He won’t sleep without them. They’re like pokemon cards. I remember going through that with my newphew 15 years ago lol

6 Run DMT May 26, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Yes, these silly bands are certainly all the rage, even in our little corner of the world. Remember my WW post last week? My DD asked the tooth fairy for silly bands instead of money. I found out that Toys R Us also sells them.

BTW…Have you noticed that so many of them are “rare”? My 8 yo daughter loves to tell me about all the “rare” bands, like tie dyed or the glitter ones. Certain shapes are “rare” too like the Phoenix, but I don’t understand how they all can be rare when everyone has them! lol

7 Elisa May 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm

That is so funny! Funny that they are a fad. I was just going to ask..do they wear them? How fun…I will have to look out for kids wearing them..

8 Rachel May 26, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I LOVE those. My daughter has a gazillion of them. I kind of like them too! ;)

9 An Imperfect New Momma May 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

LOL. Seriously…what purpose do they serve?

10 Heidi May 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Ostrich, Seal, Dolphin, flower, shark. But apparently I can’t spell dolphin. lol I will have to look for these for my 13 year old niece.

11 Mommy Kennedy May 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Isn’t it amazing how fast these came around?

Happy WW and thanks for the linky.

Feel free to link up with me too.

12 Sabrina May 26, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Just purchased a pack for my daughter.

13 Melanie @ Whimsical Creations May 26, 2010 at 2:48 pm

My friend’s kids are trading these. My son will be asking for them soon, I am sure.

14 JoAnna Kelley May 26, 2010 at 2:57 pm

We have those all the way down here in Texas too!! =))

15 Lauren @ Hobo Mama May 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I will look forward to the day my 2-year-old trades and collects silly things! Right now he’s all about little trucks, but not so much into sharing. lol

I think I like the ostrich best, assuming that is an ostrich.

16 Sarah ♥ May 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Never heard about that fad, so thanks for making me feel old, lol. It is kind of strange IMO but I suppose other than the occasional flicking them at each other they are mostly safe ‘toys’

17 Julie @Dbestof May 26, 2010 at 9:24 pm

So funny, yesterday the tween from across the street made us turn off the lights so we could see them glow in the dark. My tween and her wannabe little sister so want these.

18 Melissa O. May 26, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Oh man! They sell these at the dollar store?!? I wish I knew that. I bought some on eBay and they sell them in other stores for a lot more. Maybe they are sturdier though. They aren’t “rubber” bands as much as they are silicone bands but they still break pretty easy. My kids have already been trading these for about a week and have broke some. Did you know there are “rare” bands that are worth more? My son traded a “rare” band for 5 not so rare bands today. Fads are funny.

19 Li May 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I say Ostrich, Seal, Dolphin, Sun, Shark.

Did I get it right?

Fun WW!

Best,
Li

http://www.herdeepthoughts.com/
http://twitter.com/LaLicenciada

20 Muthering Heights May 26, 2010 at 11:00 pm

How funny! They’re cute!

21 Alicia May 27, 2010 at 11:04 am

I JUST heard of these recently! I’ll have to check those out!

22 Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud May 27, 2010 at 11:22 pm

My kids love these. They’ve been bugging me about these darn things for months now. It drives me bananas! lol
Thanks for stopping by and linking up. Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
@TweetingMama

23 Mommy Kennedy June 1, 2010 at 10:09 pm

FYI, my WW Linky for this week is up! Feel free to use it!

http://thefrugalkennedys.blogspot.com/search/label/Wordless%20Wednesday

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