Easy Family Crafts for the Olympics

Try these kid-friendly crafts as you watch the Olympic athletes compete for gold. 

Go for gold with these festive Olympic crafts—the perfect way to get your kids involved while tuning in to the games.

Jessica Hartshorn

Torches

What you’ll need:

  • Flashlight
  • Gold cardstock
  • Red, yellow, orange tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Make It:

  1. Cut a piece of cardstock to cover the handle of the flashlight. Make sure to cut out button hole in paper.
  2. Tape paper around flashlight with clear tape.
  3. Cut a strip of cardstock to cover the head of the flashlight (the part where bulb is). Set aside.
  4. Cut flames from tissue paper in 3 different heights: 4”, 3”, 2”.
  5. Tape flames, shortest first, to the back of the cardstock strip.
  6. Tape cardstock strip with flames around the head of the flashlight.
Amanda Kingloff

Luge

What You'll Need:

  • Toy cars
  • Small beads
  • Flag toothpicks
  • 4’ of corner molding (2)
  • White duct tape
  • Hot glue gun

Make It:

  1. Break end of toothpick so only about ¾” remains past the bottom edge of the flag.
  2. Hot-glue small bead to the back corner of the car. Hot glue end of toothpick into the bead’s hole.
  3. To make the luge track, lay two pieces of molding on the floor so they are evenly matched. Adhere a strip of white duct tape down the center. Flip it over and attach another piece on the back for sturdiness.
Jessica Hartshorn

Medals

What You'll Need:

  • Jar lids
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Glitter (gold, silver, bronze)
  • Dimensional number stickers
  • Red, white, blue ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Make It:

  1. Pour glitter into a bowl that’s wider than the jar lid.
  2. Coat jar lid in mod podge. Dredge jar lid in glitter and flip over to let dry.
  3. Coat numbers (1, 2, or 3) in mod podge and dip into glitter. Let dry.
  4. Once dry, glue number to the center of the jar lid.
  5. Glue 2 ends of a piece of 18” ribbon to the back of the jar lid to create necklace.
Amanda Kingloff

Balloon Hockey

What you’ll need:

  • Wrapping paper tubes
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brush
  • Cardboard scraps
  • Utility knife
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape
  • Boxes
  • Balloons

Make It:

  1. Cut a 12”x4” “hockey stick blade” from scrap cardboard.
  2. Cover blade in duct tape.
  3. Paint wrapping paper tube and let dry.
  4. Cut 2 1” slits opposite each other on the end of the wrapping paper tube and slide one end of the hockey stick blade into the slits. Secure with duct tape.
  5. Set 2 boxes on either side of the room and challenge kids to score the inflated balloon into the opponent’s goal!
Jessica Hartshorn

Olympic Rings

What You'll Need:

  • 9” floral craft ring (5)
  • Crepe paper rolls in red, black, green, blue, yellow
  • Hot-glue gun

Make It:

  1. Wrap crepe paper around each ring, overlapping as you work. Secure with hot glue at each end.
  2. Hot-glue rings together to match the Olympic Rings. 
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