Bandz Napkin Bands!


Finally a craze slow in coming to California, yet before it even takes hold, schools and school districts across the country are banning bandz.  The bandz craze seems to have begun in Birmingham Alabama last year and now bandz are flying off shelves throughout the country.  These colorful rubber bands are made of silicone and die molded, come in a variety of shapes and themes, and are manufactured by a handful of vendors. Basically, kids wear them, collect them, and trade them! Bandz come in multi-band packs starting at about $5.00/pack.  Best of all, Bandz make for great party favors and napkin rings! (Warning:  Choking Hazard!  Not recommended for children under 3 years old!)

So why are they being banned at schools?  Basically kids are distracted by the bandz — fiddling with them and plotting trading strategies, all day, all night.  Occasionally, trades go awry and schoolyard brawls ensue. Should bandz be banned?  And if so, does banning bandz make them more desirable?   Let us know what you think! Continue Reading →