When you have girls, they're almost certainly making rubber band bracelets at the moment. It's a hype over here. Our daughters do not have a loom, but that's no problem. When you search the net for 'rubber bands' in combination with 'pencils' or 'forks', you'll find several tutorials on how to make bracelets and more. Here's how our eldest made a construction, with pencils and a doll, to make the braiding easier. I love her ability to work with what is available.