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Good Question: What's all the hype about Silly Bandz?

Every generation has their fads and right now one is sweeping the country.

No doubt if you have school aged children you've probably heard about Silly Bandz.

Good Question: What's all the hype about Silly Bandz?

They are all the rage with kids of all ages.

"They are rubber bands made out of silicone that transform into bracelets and when you take them off they go back into their original shape," said April Mraz of Silly Bandz City.

We are talking about Silly Bandz.

A dozen or so pieces come in a pack, in all kinds of shapes and colors, ready to wear and trade.

The fad has hit Lexington.

Take one look at 10 year old Kaitlyn Thomas's collection and you know she's hooked.

"My mom went to the mall in Gatlinburg and got me some and I was all over them," said Thomas.

There are all sorts of silly shapes.

"This is a crocodile," said Thomas.

Collectors like Kaitlyn know that tie dye and glow in the dark bands are the most coveted.

Silly Bandz are so popular among Kaitlyn's friends that her teacher said no more.

"They got banned from our class and I think they may be getting banned from other classes in school too," said Thomas.

The craze that now has kids going silly for the bands started late last year and they are becoming harder and harder to find.

Parents are being forced to join the silly band wagon, like it or not.

"The store right around where we live has been out of of them for two weeks and so they're on back order, said Christy Wallace a mom buying Silly Bandz.

There have been a lot of kid crazes over the years, Beanie Babies, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Furbies and now Silly Bandz.


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