Lately children have been hankering after funky rubber band bracelets in all sorts of fun shapes to wear, collect and trade. Unless the child is allergic to rubber - most kids aren't - these are safe, age appropriate and cost very little. However, school authorities beg to differ. This craze has become such a source of classroom distraction, several US states have banned them.
Goofy Bands is one brand. They sell different themed shapes like the 24/pk Military Shaped Silicone Rubber Bands Bracelets as well as the 24/pk Medical Doctor Shaped Silicone Rubber Bands Bracelets. What I found hilarious is the combo pack Goofy Bands Fast Food / Medical Combo. Is that an educational move to teach kids about what happens when you overindulge in fatty foods? You need a doctor!
I also googled and discovered Whacky Shapes which sells more types of Goofy Bands like construction and emergency packs. This store also carries the Silly Bandz line which has a large selection, from cars to animals to dinosaurs. And let's not forget the inevitable princess line!
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