This would be a great project to do with kids at a party. You would want to do the bands ahead of time, but then let them decorate them. The hardest, most time consuming part of this project is bending the bands, as you can imagine.
The author takes tongue depressors (like popsicle sticks only wider and bigger – the kind doctors use) and puts them in boiling water for about 15 minutes. This softens the wood and allows you to bend it. You then gently work these into a glass, about the size of a wrist. If you are doing this for children, you would use a smaller sized glass – like a juice glass?
Let them set up for 24 hours, giving them a chance to dry. They will then hold their shape. After they are dry, it is time to decorate! This would be a fun step for kids of all ages. You can use Washi tape, markers, paint, whatever you want to make them yours.