Holiday’s hottest toy? Crafty kids are loving this friendship bracelet maker that’s under $25

Making friendship bracelets is a time-honored tradition, but it takes some serious time and effort to get each bracelet just right. And if you make a mistake along the way, you either have to live with it or start all over again.

Now, Cool Maker has a device that helps kids make friendship bracelets seamlessly: the KumiKreator Friendship Bracelet Maker. It made Walmart’s top 40 toy list — an elite group of the season’s most wanted toys picked by hundreds of kids and road-tested by 25 pint-size toy experts — and it’s just $24.84 at

The process is pretty simple. Kids choose from one of several different types of bracelets they want to create. Then, they select the color threads they want in their bracelet and load them into the machine in the designated areas (you can watch the process in the videos below).

The KumiKreator Friendship Bracelet Maker (Photo: Walmart)

Once all the threads are loaded, kids simply turn the handle on the bracelet maker and keep cranking until they get the bracelet the length they want. Kids can measure their wrists to determine how long they want their bracelet to be, adjust the bracelet accordingly, remove it from the machine, and voila — a friendship bracelet! The whole process takes just a few minutes.

The Cool Maker KumiKreator Friendship Bracelet Maker comes with enough thread to make 10 bracelets. (You can buy more thread down the road to make even more bracelets.)

Online reviewers are loving this bracelet maker.

The Unboxers told its 11,000 YouTube subscribers that the KumiKreator is a “breakthrough” bracelet maker. “It’s going to make bracelet making really easy,” they said. “In no time, an awesome bracelet. How pretty is that?”

Reviewers Ro and Ra of Love Ro&Ra on YouTube told viewers that the KumiKreator “comes with everything you need, apart from scissors.” The twins hit a jam while they were making their bracelets but were able to troubleshoot pretty easily. “It’s so easy!” they said, once they got going.

Erin of Being Erin Rose on YouTube made the Starlight bracelet using gold, purple, and blue. “These are all my favorite colors,” she said.

The Quinn sisters told their 165,000 subscribers that they were excited to make bracelets to match their school outfits. “It comes with easy-to-follow instructions,” they said. And the finished product was a big hit. “These are so cute — I love mine!”

If your child loves making and wearing bracelets but gets frustrated with the process, the Cool Maker KumiKreator Friendship Bracelet Maker, $24.84 at, is definitely a must-have.

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