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Olympic crafts are fun for kids. Olympic crafts for preschool kids are a nice way to engage kids and learn about the Olympics. Kids can make their Olympic arts and crafts and play Olympic-themed games with their friends.
Olympic-themed Craft Ideas for Children
Children love sports, whatever the sport may be. What better way for them to get right in the sporty mood than with some Olympic arts and crafts? Below are some easy, original, and fun Olympic craft ideas for kids.
1. Olympic Torch
The Olympic torch is one of the core items associated with the sporting event, and this Olympic torch craft is sure to be a close replica of the original torch.
- Toilet Paper Tube
- Yellow and Orange Tissue Paper- Four 5” squares
- Flameless Tea Light
- Orange Cup Cake Liners
- Gold Paint
- Paint Brush
- Tacky Glue
- Paint toilet paper tube with gold paint and let it dry
- Now put glue on top of the tube to fix the cupcake liner
- Cut the orange and yellow tissue papers into 5” squares
- Cut a corner of the tissue paper and line that edge up with the bottom of the tea light
- On the edges of the tea light, apply glue and layer tissue papers around the sides.
- First layer yellow paper and then orange paper. Let it dry
- In the middle, put a cupcake liner to place the tea light on top of the cup.
- You can easily take the light in and out of the torch to turn it off and on and save battery.
2. Olympic Rings
Apart from the torch, the five rings are one of the most well-known symbols of the Olympics. So, recreate the event’s magic with this incredibly easy but fun Olympic rings craft.
- 5 paper plates
- Blue paint
- Yellow paint
- Black paint
- Red Paint
- Green paint
- Paper Knife and Scissors
- Cut the paper plates to make them look like rings
- Paint each ring blue, yellow, black, red, and green.
- The top row should have the blue, black, and red rings
- The bottom row has yellow and green rings.
- Slit the yellow and green rings to entangle them with the rings on the top row.
- After arranging, stick them with glue.
3. Olympic Medal
Winning an Olympic medal is a matter of pride. While your child cannot win the real medal just yet, this easy Olympic medal craft can be the perfect alternative.
- Air Dry Clay 1 box
- Gold, silver, and bronze spray paint
- Ribbons cut into 25” each
- Take some clay and roll it out.
- Use a cookie cutter and press it hard to get small discs.
- Use a knife to cut out a rectangular hole.
- Now make designs of your choice (using cuticle sticks, marker caps, bottle lids) on the clay discs.
- Allow the medals to dry and use spray paints to get medals of different colors.
- Now put ribbon through the loop on medals and stick ends of the ribbons with glue.
4. Laurel Leaf Greek Crown
This is surely one of the easiest and most fun-to-recreate Olympic crafts for preschool kids.
- Dark and light green felt
- Plastic Headbands
- Glue gun
- Cut felt sheets into leaf-like shaped pieces
- Cut about 25-30 pieces, depending on the size of the headband
- Now begin from the middle of the headband and work in one direction
- On the headband, layer the colored leaves and glue them to fix it
- Follow the same steps on the other side of the headband
- The Olympic crown is ready
5. Golden Winner Trophies
Make your child feel like a winner with this creative trophy craft idea.
- Plastic Champagne Flutes
- Shiny gold spray paint
- Double-sided tape
- Empty cardboard box
- Take an empty cardboard box and put double-sided tapes.
- Place the champagne flutes on the tape to prevent them from falling while spray painting.
- Use golden spray paint to paint the champagne flutes and leave them to dry.
- Repeat the process on each side to give the trophy an authentic look.
6. World Flag Garland
Unite the world right in your home with this world flag garland craft.
- Colored papers (green, yellow, red, blue, white, black, orange)
- Knife or paper cutter
- Hole Punch
- Glue stick
- Rubber cement
- White chalk marker
- Masking tape
- Country Flag book from any library
- Cut colored papers in quarters
- Choose one color as the base color of the map and then the designs on top of that layer.
- Use rubber cement to cover both sides and glue together for better durability.
- Use tape to twine a bunch of flags
- Mask the tape to fold over
- Make short or big garlands or big garlands to décor the room
7. Olympic Felt Ring Puzzle
Join your child in making this puzzle – the perfect combination of fun crafting and logic games.
- Felt sheet for the background color of the puzzle
- Felt Sheet for the rings (Blue, Black, Red, Yellow, Green)
- Sewing Machine
- Cut felt sheets of different colors to make rings of the same color and size.
- Arrange the rings on the felt chosen as the background color
- Now pin in place and sew the pieces to secure them
- Now draw lines on the reverse side of the puzzle and cut them
- Cut pieces as per your choice (14 pieces are ideal for making it difficult) and stitch around them to complete it.
8. Olympic Fruit Torches
The perfect after-meal dessert to accompany your Olympic game binges, these edible torches are sure to keep your child happy.
- Ice cream cones
- Sweetened whipped cream
- Kids favorite Yogurt
- First, prepare the flames by cutting nectarine and pineapples into thin slices.
- Now prepare the fruit dip by mixing an equal quantity of yogurt, whipped cream, and raspberries.
- Raspberries need to be smushed to get a smooth consistency. Add it to the yogurt and whipped cream. Give the mix a good stir
- Now make the torch. Put the pointy bottomed cone in a jar so that the cone stands upright.
- Fill the cone generously with the dip.
- Place the nectarine and pineapple slices vertically to give them a resemblance of the flame. Do this step to make your fruit torch look the best!
- Serve them immediately
9. Olympic Flag Rocks
Keep the spirit of the Olympic games even after they are over with this creative rock decoration idea.
- Rocks or polished river stones
- First, decide the flags of which country you want to paint
- With the help of a pencil, make an outline of the flags on the rock
- Now use acrylic paints to color the rocks.
- If needed, use a marker to make the minute designs of the flags like stars, Olympic rings, etc.
- Have names of countries printed on paper, and the kids can match the country name with its flag rock.
10. Patriotic Bracelet / Necklace
Bring out your child’s patriotic spirit in style with this flag-colored bracelet and necklace idea.
- Thin yarn or string
- Blue pony beads
- Red and white striped paper straws
- Scotch tape
- First, cut the red and white striped straws into pieces of 1 inch and set them aside with some pony beads.
- Now take a string and cut it in long enough to fit your kid’s wrist for a bracelet. Cut it accordingly if you want to make a necklace.
- Now take a pony bead and tie it on one end of the string so that the beads and straws don’t slip off.
- Take a piece of scotch tape and wrap it on the other end of the string to make it sturdy.
- Think of a pattern and begin threading the pieces of straws and beads.
- Once threading is done, tie both the ends of the string to complete the necklace/bracelet.
- Finally, cut the ends with the help of tape and the attached pony bead.
Kids get excited about the Olympic games. They have fun trying different Olympic arts and crafts as Olympic games are fun. These crafts will make your kid involved and engaged. Hope you and your kids enjoy making these Olympic crafts.