10 fun Olympics crafts, games and food

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.10 fun Olympics crafts, games and food

.With the London Olympics only days away, excitement is building! Get racing, baking, crafting and playing with these 10 fun ideas for celebrating the Games with your kids.

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1. Make salt dough Olympic medals

DIY salt dough Olympic medalsImage: theimaginationtree.com

Kids will love making salt dough and then rolling, cutting, stamping and painting these cute DIY medals. Get the instructions at The Imagination Tree

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2. Compete in the teddy bear Olympics

Olympics games for kids: Teddy bear OlympicsImage: sunhatsandwellieboots.com

If you don’t have a brood of kids to form an Olympic team, get the toys involved! Check out Sun Hats and Wellie Boots for six very simple Olympic themed games that teddies can do (with a little help from their owners): including paper-plate discus, rolled-up newspaper javelin and hurdles over the broom handle!

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3. Make an Olympic memory game

Make an Olympic memory gameImage: buyong.com

Red Ted Art suggests making your own memory matching game from Olympic pictograms (like the ones above from Buyong). Print two copies, cut them up, lay them face down, then take turns trying to match the pictures. As you turn cards over, get your kids to guess what sport it is or explain ones they’re not familiar with.

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4. Host an Olympics themed party

Olympics themed partyImage: blog.hwtm.com

Hostess With The Mostess has some sporting ideas for decorating your Olympic party: including covered polystyrene wreaths as Olympic rings, gold cupcake liners pressed flat to form medals, and printable flags and tags by Bird’s Party.

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5. Create a LEGO track and field race

Create a LEGO Olympics track and fieldImages: alphamom.com

As Rachel Meeks shows us at Alphamom, all you need to re-create a LEGO track and field competition is some cardboard, pipecleaners and an active imagination. From baton relays to pole vaults and hurdles, get your inspiration here.

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6. Make a laurel wreath

Make a simple Olympic laurel wreathImage: easypreschoolcraft.blogspot.com.au

In ancient times, althetes didn’t get gold medals or endorsement contracts for winning – just a simple laurel wreath. Create your own with this tutorial from Pre School Craft For Kids. All you need is a paper plate and some green cardboard.

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7. Make DIY wooden gymnastics rings

DIY gymnastics ringsImage: instructables.com

If you’ve got a knack for woodwork, hand make your own gymnastics rings and then rig them up in the backyard for active play well beyond the Games. Get the tutorial at Instructables.

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8. Bake wearable, edible gold medals

Olympic gold medal cookiesImage: notyourmommascookie.com

Bright yellow food colouring added to cookie dough means these ‘gold’ medals need no decoration – but it might be fun to let the kids loose with some icing anyway! Visit Not Your Momma’s Cookie to see how she created the shape for the ribbon to thread through.

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9. Stamp your own Olympic t-shirt

DIY Olympic t-shirtImage: katescreativespace.com

Visit Kate’s Creative Space get get instructions for making your own stamped t-shirt (and an Olympic torch, too). Kate also let her son practise stamping rings with a toilet paper roll and some paint.

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10. Make Olympic torch cupcakes

Olympic torch cupcakesImage: heatherchristo.com

Set your tastebuds on fire with cupcakes baked inside ice-cream cones and decorated with swirls of orange and yellow icing. Get the details from Heather Christo Cooks.

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