Everyone is in the Olympic spirit! It’s impossible to avoid the hype about the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. While little kids may not understand the concepts of competitiveness, sportsmanship, or rankings, they sure do understand awards and celebrations! That’s why we found a few fun Olympics-themed crafts for kids that enables them to get in on the fun.
Our first craft from the blog “No Time for Flash Cards” is a fun way to make your own olympic medals!
We all have spare paper plates lying around gathering dust, so let’s put them to use. You’ll also need some glitter paint, a paint brush (the blog recommends a wider brush), ribbon, tape and scissors. Coat the paper plates with the glitter paint and let them dry. Once dry, cut the plates into a smaller circular “medal” shape. Measure the length of the ribbon that makes the right size necklace for your child, cut, then tape the ribbon to the back of your paper plate medal. It’s as simple as that!
The next craft comes from the same blog, and is slightly more difficult but just as fun! Create your own olympic torch with your kids using a paper towel role, red paint, orange tissue paper, aluminum foil, glue scissors and a paint brush.
Start by painting your Olympic “torch” (or, paper towel roll) red. Rip apart pieces of the aluminum foil as your child paints; the pieces don’t need to be uniform! Spread glue on the top half of the dry, painted paper towel and attach your aluminum foil pieces. Cut triangular “flames” out of the orange tissue paper, and put some more glue inside the top half of your paper towel roll. Attach the tissue paper flames and your set! Your child is now a future olympian.