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Silly Bandz Bracelets Are the Big Trend

Not Your Mama's Jelly Bracelets, Silly Bandz Are the 2010 Trend

Silly Bandz are to 2010 what jelly bracelets were to the '80s. The inexpensive bendable silicone bands shaped like fish, fashions, and just about everything else are being traded in school yards across the country. There are even principals who have banned the bands because kids were getting riled up over their swaps. Themed packs of the bracelets ranging from zoo animals to western shapes and musical instruments to body parts are sold in packs of 24 for around $5 at retailers like Hallmark and Amazon. Other companies have launched competitive lines of the bracelets, some of which will sport big-name logos. In a recent report, AdAge attributed the accessories' sky rocketing popularity to a recent news event. It said:

The company got a national media boost when the young girl who got lost in the Everglades mentioned them in her "Good Morning America" interview. (One of her friends gave her a green frog band when she returned to school.)

Are your tots taking part in this hot unisex trend and stacking the bracelets up their arms or snapping them across the room?

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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
Our parents probably rolled their eyes at our slap bracelets and pogs. That doesn't stop me from rolling my eyes at these! :D I'm sure kids know why these things are so important, but I don't.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
little kids do, obviously. thats why they sell...
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
What a stupid idea! Wish I thought of it...lol!!!
sabii1228 sabii1228 7 years
I think they're a waste of money, plus they can cut of circulation for some kids. Now they're being banned on some east coast schools. AND they've already gone out of style. Besides, who wants wrinkly pieces of scrap rubber on your arms?
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