10 fun Olympics crafts, games and food

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.

1. Make salt dough Olympic medalsDIY salt dough Olympic medals

Kids will love making salt dough and then rolling, cutting, stamping and painting these cute DIY medals. (via The Imagination Tree)

2. Compete in the teddy bear OlympicsOlympics games for kids: Teddy bear Olympics

If you don’t have a brood of kids to form an Olympic team, get the toys involved! Check out these 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! (via Sun Hats and Wellie Boots)

3. Make an Olympic memory gameMake an Olympic memory game

Red Ted Art suggests making your own memory matching game from Olympic pictograms (like the ones above). 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. (via Buyong)

4. Host an Olympics themed partyOlympics themed party

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. (via Hostess With The Mostess)

5. Create a LEGO track and field raceCreate a LEGO Olympics track and field

As Rachel Meeks shows us, 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. (via Alpha Mom)

6. Make a laurel wreathMake a simple Olympic laurel wreath

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

7. Make DIY wooden gymnastics ringsDIY gymnastics rings

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. (via Instructables)

8. Bake wearable, edible gold medalsOlympic gold medal cookies

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. (via Not Your Mommas Cookie)

9. Stamp your own Olympic t-shirtDIY Olympic t-shirt

Take a look at these instructions for making your own stamped t-shirt and an Olympic torch too! (via Kate’s Creative Space)

10. Make Olympic torch cupcakesOlympic torch cupcakes

Set your tastebuds on fire with cupcakes baked inside ice-cream cones and decorated with swirls of orange and yellow icing. (via Heather Christo)