These simple Olympic crafts for Kids are perfect for getting into the spirit of the games and it is Paris 2024 this year. There is something magical about the Olympic Games and when they were in the UK in 2012 and the London olympics really captured everyone’s imagination. These simple crafts are a great way to capitalised on your children’s interest in the Olympic games and have some fun with crafts.
Fun Olympics Fact The first Olympics allowed the participation of only men. In the first Olympics in 776 BCE, there was only one event—a short 200-meter sprint called a stade. The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival.
I find that sporting events are a great way to get children involved in crafting. They capture their imagination and are brilliant for involving children that don’t want to craft. Perhaps they are more interested in sports than art and crafts but combining the two makes for fabulous fun for everyone. So lets get into the spirit of the Olympics with these fab crafts.
Easy Olympic Crafts
A great way to encourage reluctant crafters is to hold your own Olympic games at home or with friends and you can craft your own Olympic torch, medals, Olympic games medal charts, logo and posters for your Home Olympic Games.
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Olympic Medal Facts – Did you know that the last gold medals that were made entirely out of gold were awarded in 1912. Nowadays “gold” medals must be gilded with at least six grams of pure gold and must be at least three millimetres thick and 60 millimetres in diameter. The silver used in the first and second place medals must be at least 92.5% pure.
Since 1972, local Olympic organising committees have been allowed to create a design for the back sides of the medals
I adore these edible Olympic medals from Create, Craft, Love. Not only do you get a medal, but you get a tasty treat too!
These DIY Medals from The Artful Parent are just fabulous and easy to make for all.
Fun Olympics Fact In The 1936 Berlin Olympics were the first Olympic Games ever to be televised.
Olympics Ring Craft
Olympic Ring Facts – The Olympic rings are the official symbol of the Olympic Games. The design was created by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1913. The rings on the right represent the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from around the world at the Olympic Games.
These paper plate Olympic rings are a great collaborative craft that you can do as a family or group.
Whilst we are looking at the Olympic rings then these tissue paper ones are perfect for kids that LOVE gluing!
These natural Olympic circles are a great way to celebrate the games. My children love collecting natural treasures and this is a fab way to use them mindfully.
Perhaps you have a child that loves LEGO, then these Olympic Rings from Little Bins for Little Hands is ace.
Whilst we are thinking about LEGO,you can do an Olympic Rings inspired by this colour sorting activity from Toddler Approved.
Every Garden Olympic Games needs a windsock, so this is a fun craft to hang in the garden for yours. You could also use a toilet paper tube.
Kids adore printing and this simple cup printing looks amazing as a Kids’ Olympic Artwork from East Coast Creative. If you do not have a cup then you could use a toilet paper roll.
This Olympic Ring Necklace by Kids Craft Room is so cute and fun to make.
Or a fab friendship bracelet by Inspired by family Mag.
Make some crystal Olympic rings – The Science Kid tells you how.
Olympic Torch Crafts
Olympic Torch Facts – The flame Is lit at the site of the Ancient Olympics in Olympia, Greece and each games has its own unique torch design.
I am a BIG fan of this printable Olympic Torch template from The Imagination Box. I think this would make a fabulous multimedia activity and keep the kids quiet for quite a while.
Back in 2012 Maxi made a very simple Olympic Torch from items we had at home. He loved his DIY Olympic torch and kept it in his room for ages especially as we went and watched the Olympic torch relay as it passed near our house.
I love this felt laurel wreath. Felt is such a fab material to use with kids as it doesn’t fray and is great for working on scissors skills.
Why not colour in this Paris 2024 Paralympic emblem?