Olympic Crafts: 20+ Crafts, Activities & Ideas to Inspire

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The Olympic Games is probably one of the biggest and most well known sporting event in the world – yes, there are others in racing, golfing and tennis – but nothing quite captures the hearts and minds of people as the Olympics.

Olympics crafts & activities We love celebrating the Olympics and as the kids get older they are really excited about watching the Olympics and doing more Olympic Crafts and activities. #winterolympics #olympics

Note: this post hasn’t been updated since 2012… but I hope you still find it useful!

Back to the Olympics: The Olympics is full of symbolisms – which are great for Olympic craft inspiration – you have:

5 Interlocking Rings – Designed in 1912, when the present day Olympics were established – the 5  represents the five parts of the world who support the Olympics. The colours blue, black, red, yellow, green on a white background representing all the colours on the flags of the supporting nations (at that time).

The Torch & Flame Relay – a tradition started in at the Berlin Olympics in 1936 – the torch is lit at the site of the Ancient Olympics – Olympia (Greece) and relayed to the site of the current Olympics of the course of several months. Carried by athletes, politicians and ordinary people.

Medals – as per many sporting events, the are medals for the top 3 winners – gold, silver and bronze.

Kotinos (or wreath) – in the Ancient Olympic games, there were no medals and only one winner. This winner was decorated by a horse shoe shaped wreath made from olive branches made from a sacret tree near the temple of Zeus.

Mascots – Mascots were first introduced in the 1968 Winter Olympics held in France. Popularised by the Misha during the 1980 Summer Olympics held in Moscow.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Olympic Torch

Olympic craft torch

Olympic Torch

And if your kids are after a “real Olympic Torch”, how about this fantastic one from Domestic Goddesque?  You will need a cheese grater to make this one.. yep, you read correctly – go find out for what!

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Olympic Torch 2

Well.. if you don’t want to use a cheese grater for special effects, then check out this second fantastic touch over at Not A Tiger Mum. Love the action shot!

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Olympic crafts

T for Torch

Another great way to practice your “letters” – make a t for torch a la No Time For Flashcards. Simple, cute fun and a great way to practice the letter T! Hooray!

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Olympic Medals, Trophies and Laurels

olympic craft ideas Olympic Medals

Now if you haven’t visited The Imagination Tree, now is the time to do so.. packed full of playdough and saltdough recipe ideas you will always find something fun to make – and she has great ideas to make it “easy” for small hands to help. Here we have some fabulous Olympic Medals.

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olympic medal Foil Medals

Now there is nothing better than getting out that tin foil and making some medals with the kids! I particularly like, that  Mum in The Madhouse  showed the children examples of previous Olympic medal designs and discussed their meanings with the boys.  I love love love the photos of her boys crafting and designing  away and looking very pleased with the result! This one may be one for our School Summer Fair!

olympics activity ideas Medal Cookies

And if you don’t want to “make” any cookies, why no “bake” some cookies the way Me and My Shadow did? Mmmmh I do fancy one of those!

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olympic ideas More medal cookies! How fun and cute are these?!

Find out more on Inspired by Family Mag!

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olympics crafts Medal Cookies 2

Aly at Point2Plus4 loves to cook and bake with her kids. She has a great resource of recipes well worth a look. And here is another fabulous recipe – her Medal Cookies that she made with the children. Look at those happy faces! Brilliant.

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olympic crafts Trophies

Here some cute, quick AND easy trophies that the kids over at Frugal Family made! Then you can have your own olympic races and challenges and award your trophies at the end. Lovely.

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olympic craft wreath Laurel Wreath

Keeping with ancient Greek tradition get the kids making a laurel wreath out green contruction paper or foam – there are two ideas for this on ehow to get you crafty!

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olympic wreath Vine Wreath

Who would spot the difference between an “vine wreath” and a laurel wreath? I think they both are very fitting for the Olympics and here one father got spontaneously crafty whilst doing a bit of tidying in the garden. It doesn’t take much as Mama Smiles shares with us!

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Olympic Sports and Activities

olympic game ideas

Javelin Inspired Shooter Game

Check out this very simple to make “shooter” game inspired by Javelin throwing. Get crafty and then get activity. Live At The Zoo shares their Olympic Activity!

olympic party ideas

Triathlon Party

Oh My Word! How coool is a triathlon party?? One of my favourite bloggers, se7en, created this fantastic party for her kids. This would be an ideal post for you to visit if you are having an Olympic Street Party. And if you are not, maybe you could have one at home. Ok, so there is swimming in this Triathlon.. but I am sure you can come up with a replacement sports of sorts. Or make it a Duathlon (running and cycling are perfect). Then come back, check out the post for a party craft, the sporty Pinata, the cake and triath

lon snacks. Se7en is SUCH a cool mum!

Olympic Hurdle

Get crafty and then get active! A great craft to include if you are having an Olympics Party or Olympics Street Party… and then when you are all done, of course you will need chocolate medals. Check out more from Mummy Mummy Mum!

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olympic crafts Olympic Memory

A simple idea to make your own Olympic Memory game. Practice some cutting skills, talk abouta ll the different sports and then get playing. Find more on this Olympic craft here.

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Winter olympics crafts Ice Hockey Game

Oh.. now I know we are heading towards the Summer Olympics, but this Ice Hockey game is sooo cute, I simply had to include it in this round up. What a clever idea from Toddler Approved. Hop right over and check it out!

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winter olympic gamees Skiing and Bobsleighing

Another adorable and creative idea from Toddler Approved – skiing and bob sleight piste. What fun! And if these are not enough, visit the other Olympic crafts on her blog – all cute and adorable! Hooray.

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Olympic Rings, Flags & Team Support

easy olympic crafts Simple Flags to Support Your Country

I love love love these simple flags from Putti Prapancha – I spotted them a while back, when she made them for India day and I think they will be perfect for the Olympics too! The fun part about these is that you only need paper and a little tape! Genius.

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olympic crafts bracelet Team Bracelets

Get your kids engaging with letters – buy some alphabet beads and then make your olympic bracelets – brilliant – such a cute idea from No Time for Flashcards, check out her post for what to use to thread them with and more letter fun.

olympic activities for preschoolers

Olympics Sorting Activity

Love the simplicity of this fun fun fun sorting activity. Easy to make and set up.. and lots of colour recognition fun!

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olympic ring craft

Mini Olympic Rings

You will NEVER guess what these olympic rings are made out of “random upcycling” at its best – Things Bright had the great idea!

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olympic bracelets Macramé Bracelets

Even better than these mini Olympic rings, are these Macramé Bracelets – you can wear your Olympic Craft with pride. The Sister’s Guild shows us how! I think that maybe we could do these at the school fair? Maybe the children could do one at the fair and take materials home for the rest?

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olympics crafts Olympic Rings T-shirt

Oooh how about some DIY Fabric Painting – love the simplicity of this T-shirt and yet it is so effective! Great idea!! Thanks Me and My Shadow!

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Olympics crafts Golden Rings

You will find a NUMBER of crafts for London Olympics over at Thinly Spread – but I do think these golden Olympic Rings are rather special – don’t they look fantastic against the window? Hop over and see all the rest!

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olympic craft ideas

Olympic Craft Paper Chain

Of course – the humble Paper Chain – perfect for the Olympic Craft bonzanza at any school. I love the idea how all the children work on this together – real team effort! Calm Energy shares all her Olympic fun ideas for the day!

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Olympic activities kids Hoopla Game

Aaah how cute is this “mini” Hoopla Game with the Olympic rings – perfect for a rainy afternoon or a play in the garden. Love that everything is made from recycled items around the home! Multiple Mummy shares her craft!

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olympic arts and crafts Olympic Art

Does this Olympic Poster for London 2012 inspire you to Get Arty? This is by London-born Rachel Whiteread and I think it is FABULOUS! And I am sure will be an inspiration for many this summer. Read the full article on all Olympic Postsers in The Mirror Online.

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olympic art for kids Olympics Kids Art

And look.. .Make Do & Friend did JUST THAT! and can you guess what favourite household item of mine she used to create this master piece with….?

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olympic craft ideas Olympic Cupcakes

Oooh yum yum yum.. such a simple and yet so fun idea!! Olympic Cupcakes – why didn’t I think of these!! And am sure little hands would love to help! The Gingerbread House shares her recipe!

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Olympic Fireworks

olympic activities Fireworks in a Glass

Now there is no better way than finishing off the Olympics with a bang  – and I am pretty certain that we will be seeing lots of fireworks at the end of celebrations. How about checking out Science Sparks and making some fascinating “Fireworks in a Glass”? Cool or what!?

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Colouring Pages

Olympics Coloring Page for Grown Ups (2)

Gorgeous Olympic Coloring Page for Grown Ups

olympic colouring pages    olympic sports   Wenlock & Mandeville

1. Some pictures to colour, as wells the Olympic Rings Activity Village

2. Set of Sports from Primary Games

3. The only Wenlock & Mandeville I could find is here

So… do you feel you are ready for the Olympics? I do hope you found some Olympic crafts and ideas inspiration here… and that you will be getting crafty this summer!

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