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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
One Ohio family recently gathered in Hot Springs Village for a reunion with 50 of their closest relatives. Their cousin Larry had a brilliant idea to set up a table, a flower pot and a watermelon. One by one, with the watermelon sticking out of the flower pot, each relative began stretching rubber...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
With the fall quickly approaching and pre-season in full swing, rubber bands are making a big impact on football season! It's not just tailgating and superfans representing the beloved sport this year. No matter what fandom your team and division, we can all agree that rubber bands can help us...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Baseball season is in full swing, and if you're among the players ready to hit the field you're probably familiar with how stiff and awkward a new glove feels. Don't worry, like a pair of shoes, a good baseball glove or softball glove gets worn in with time and use. Want to help move this...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Tie-dyeing is a fun and creative activity people of all ages can enjoy. Did you know we make rubber bands that are specifically used for tie-dye?! Forget buying tie-dye shirts, and make them yourself with our rubber bands! Our Tie-Dye Rubber Bands allow users to tie their groovy crafts and make cool...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
This weekend is Easter, which means people will be dyeing eggs. You can make fun stripe designs on your Easter eggs by using rubber bands. Start by wrapping rubber bands around your egg then dip them in your water and vinegar mixtures. Use our Advantage Rubber Bands to make these cool designs!  (Photo...
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a rubber band ball looks like? Obviously it’s filled with rubber bands, but few could predict what cutting a rubber band ball in half would look like. This video of a father and son team cutting open a 28-pound rubber band ball, which took three years...
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Rubber bands can be used to make art! All you need is a clipboard, paper, rubber bands, watercolor paint and a sponge. Put a piece a paper on top of a clipboard and wrap rubber bands around it. Next, dab the sponge into your watercolor paint and begin to place it on your rubber band paper. This fun...
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Did you know that you can make a rubber band-powered toy car with plastic water bottles, rubber bands, tooth picks and bottle caps? Yes, it’s that easy! Use some of our rubber bands to help make your car go fast! Watch the video below to learn how to make this toy car. 
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Play ball! Hit a home run with this rubber band tip! Simply place two rubber bands onto the barrel of the bat (about three inches apart centered on the sweet spot). The rubber bands will serve as a visual cue to help the hitter keep the sweet spot in the hitting zone. Eliminate the strikes with this...
Thursday, November 05, 2015
Who wouldn't want a rubber band launcher?! A Philadelphia University student developed the rubber band launcher as part of his senior industrial design project. He calls it the Precision Rubber Band System. The video below describes the launcher to be accurate, fast and to hold plenty of ammo...
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The perfect pick me up is always a good laugh! During your coffee break on a slow day, try making this fun DIY toy from supplies you can find around the office! We recommend our Advantage Standard Bands for the highest powered plane! Check out the instructions here and let us know!   (Photo...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
What’s summer without playing a little catch in the yard? Definitely not as fun with a stiff glove. We know a way to help break it in quickly! All you’ll need is vaseline, a washcloth, a rubber mallet, a baseball and, of course, a rubber band! First, bend the leather to get it ready, then...
Sunday, June 21, 2015
It’s summertime! And with summer comes yummy watermelon! We found this hilarious video of “The Slo Mo Guys” using rubber bands to cut a watermelon in half. It may not be the most functional, but it definitely is fun! I’m sure Alliance Bands could get the job done! Be sure to...
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
  Julie, author of Eggs and Herbs, guest blogs today informing us how our new Tie-Dye Bands can be used in the classroom. Julie offers a step-by-step guide on how to use these bands to yield the best results.   Tie-dyeing t-shirts is something I have fond memories of...
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Superheroes assembled at the 2015 Arkansas State HR Conference in Hot Springs!  We were starstruck as we encountered every famous protagonist imaginable, including Superman, Captain America and Wonderwoman. Then this happened! “Spiderman does whatever a spider can,”...
Thursday, April 02, 2015
We’ve recently shared several fishing tips on our blog, including how to create bait and about our Offshore Angler Bands.  Here is another idea from the Sioux City Journal on how fishermen can capitalize on this time of year. You may be aware that late spring yields a limited...
Thursday, March 05, 2015
Think of the greatest museums in the world. Which ones came to your mind? The Louvre? The British Museum? Perhaps New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. All of these museums are fascinating galleries filled with some of the most beautiful art ever created. We wanted to provide a...
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Being located in Hot Springs, Ark., we are accustomed to seeing many residents enjoying various outdoor activities, particularly when water is involved. Although the groundhog forecast six more weeks of winter, we know it will be fishing season before we know it. There are many factors that...
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Halloween is tomorrow. As a busy, hard-working adult, it’s possible you may not have a costume selected and lack the time to shop for one. Before you begin to consider not dressing up, remember a rubber band can stretch your options. Back in June we wrote about how you can create super...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Remember a few months ago when we shared a Buzzfeed video featuring a “Watermelon explosion” trick? Well a similar stunt was demonstrated on The Tonight Show.  In the spirit of fall, and with Halloween coming up, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon played a game called “Pumpkin...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The best magic festival in the country was in Hot Springs this past weekend!   Maxwell Blade’s Weekend of Wonder took place at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The International Festival of Magic showcased a full spectrum of magic. Maxwell Blade has been entertaining Hot Springs...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Common scenario at a jam session or band practice: You bring your guitar then a song comes along that calls for a capo, and you forgot one. Luckily making one out of a couple of household items isn’t much of a stretch. YouTuber Samantha Fajardo shows that all you need is a pencil and a couple...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Making tie-dye shirts is a fun craft to make with kids! Partake in this activity to celebrate the end of summer or to create a fun way for a classroom to bond at the beginning of the school year. School field trip t-shirts, anyone? Dharma Trading Company shared very helpful instructions on how...
Thursday, July 31, 2014
“What do you do for a living?” is a question you are likely asked on a regular basis. According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics the top three most common jobs can be found in the retail industry: salespeople, cashiers and fast-food workers. One New Zealand man has found a way...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale once stated: “Shoot for the moon. Even if you’ll miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Four years ago, all Bob Coulston was shooting for was making “the awesomest rubber band gun in the world” in the eyes of his six-year-old son, Bobby....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Our minds were blown this week when we saw a video showing fun tricks you can do with ordinary objects. While each of these tricks blew us away, we were especially impressed with the “Watermelon Explosion” trick. To pull this off, all you need is a watermelon and rubber bands –...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Oh to be a kid again. If you’re a parent of a child old enough to walk, he or she has likely run around as Batman, Wonder Woman or another superhero. It’s fascinating to observe children using their imaginations. How present they are in the moment during playtime is a trait to be admired. We...
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
It’s April Fools’ Day. You’ve been on the lookout all day for pranks and have made it this far. Now you’re home safe and sound. At least that’s what your friends or family will think! Quick! Make a deal with your friends/family that you will treat them to a home cooked...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Let’s face it: Kids are expensive. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it will cost a middle-income couple an estimated $241,080 to raise a child born in 2013 for the next 18 years. In a child’s early years, a lot of money goes toward toys. Luckily, we found a fun...
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Loom kits were one of the most popular toys of Christmas 2013. With these colorful rubber bands, users can create bracelets, rings – even handbags. What you probably don’t know is that Alliance Rubber is the hidden ingredient to many of these kits. You would probably never guess...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
One of the most common roles children love to emulate is that of a cowboy. A boy walking around the house with boots on his feet, a cowboy hat on his head and a gun holster around his waist is a common scene in American households. However, one item that is often missing is a banjo. What’s a...
Thursday, October 31, 2013
It’s Halloween. Plenty have purchased a costume, but many will also be “winging it” by putting something together at the last minute. If you fall into the latter category, dress as a magician but take it a step further and perform like one, too! It has been said, “a magician...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
We are excited to announce that the Eraselet has made the finals of Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf” contest! However, we will have just a few days to help them win. Only from October 22 (Next TUESDAY!) to October 25 will you be able to vote for this handy tool. The winner will...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Our culture strives to make everything hands-free. More and more bathrooms are featuring automatic hand dryers and toilets that automatically flush. Even the simple act of holding a phone has become optional with the advent Bluetooth headsets. This device is perfect for people who always have...
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Here’s the latest video to go viral and make its way into many inboxes and Facebook newsfeeds. Rubber bands have a wide variety of uses, but who would have guessed a child’s play toy could be one of them? Watch, and try not to smile, laugh or say, “aw,” as these two baby...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I personally don't play tennis much less know how the game is played. However, I do have friends who LOVE tennis. This past weekend, I went to watch a friend play in a tennis match. He was telling me about a rubber band use for a tennis racquet. He had learned...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
You know how to make it work, we won't spell it out. But for catapulting a small object from one side of the room to the other, a rubber band is ideal. Be careful or you will put someone's eye out. Be sure to LIKE US on Facebook. Tell us...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Just wrap rubber bands in different directions around the eggs before dunking them in egg dye. Cool patterns will appear. Tell us how rubber bands make a difference by emailing us at bandology@alliance-rubber.com. Remember to comment below!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Many baseball players search for ways to improve their swings. Rubber bands can help with that. Simply place the rubber bands onto the barrel of the bat about 3 inches apart centered on the sweet spot. The rubber bands will serve as a visual cue to help the hitter keep the sweet spot in the hitting...
Monday, December 31, 2012
Untied shoe laces can drive some parents crazy….especially during sporting events like soccer games. Kids often take themselves out of play due to unnecessary shoelace issues. Even a double knot won’t guarantee that the shoes stay tied.  Next time use a wide rubber band to...
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
"In our play, we reveal what kind of people we are." Ovid, Roman poet 43 BC–17 or 18 AD Kids are wonderful.  With their funny little ways, they light up the world—especially kids at play. Think rubber bands don’t make a difference in the lives of children?...
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Rubber bands are so versatile. From craft projects to rolled-up newspapers, there are a lot of interesting things you can do with them...like homemade drink ids. Want to have some fun with your favorite glasses? Try writing some of your favorite slogans on a few bands and place them around the...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Linus: “He'll come here because I have the most sincere pumpkin patch and he respects sincerity. “   Sally Brown: “Do you really think he will come?“ Linus: “Tonight the Great Pumpkin will rise out of the pumpkin patch. He flies through the air and brings...
Friday, September 28, 2012
We just love doing fun things with style!! And when it comes to fashion, the rubber band offers unique ways to dress up your shirts. We dedicate this blog post to Amber Warfield, who wrote in that, “Rubber bands are my go to item for organizing all of my craft supplies like pens/pencils and...
Monday, September 24, 2012
Wearing eyeglasses and playing sports can be tough. That’s where rubber bands come to the rescue. As illustrated in the picture, with a rubber band providing light support from the back of your head, you can play as mean and hard as you want without fear of losing your glasses. Simply...
Friday, August 31, 2012
On Labor Day Weekend, it is normal to reflect on things like the economy and the job market. This Monday, whether we pack up and donate extra belongings, go shopping, or gather with friends and family, we say goodbye to summer and welcome the approaching fall, thankful for our many blessings. Even...
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
We’d like to thank Joel from Florida for sending in a picture of what he says is, “My 9,400 LB rubber band ball, Megaton.” Joel’s ball, according to various reports, is the largest one ever created and is featured in the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records. The rubber...
Monday, August 20, 2012
Playing cards with the family can be a lot of fun. It is easy, however, to misplace or lose a card box. Sometimes, boxes just deteriorate with use and time and you end up holding a deck of cards with no way to secure them. Looking for an economical, easy way to keep your playing cards together?...
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
A good, tall fish tale about the one that got away is always great to hear on the boat. With legs propped up and a beverage in hand, jug line fishing is fun. Don’t know about jug line fishing? It’s just an alternative way to catch a catfish. Let’s say, however, that you...
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A new baseball glove needs a few things before heading out into the baseball field. A brand new glove can be hard and difficult to bend when you need to catch the ball. So, it’s important to soften one up before attempting to use it for the first time. Most people don’t know it, but rubber...