For the last Olympics, the girls made an awesome Olympic flag using different paint techniques for each ring. This time around we decided to focus on supporting Canada. You could adapt this Olympic craft for kids for any country in the world.
Olympic Craft for Kids
red, black, yellow, blue, green and white paint
The red, black and white winter mittens have become a symbol of the Canadian team and their fans. We wanted to recreate the magic of those mittens in our Olympic craft. I started out with a large piece of cardboard. The girls traced a mitten shape around their hands…so the mittens “fit” their hands.
Next, we got busy painting the mittens. I had my eldest daughter do some online research, finding images of the mittens. I like to encourage my kids to use the computer as a resource for research..not just a resource for games.
I decided to use a canvas as the backdrop for our mittens…but we had to add a little more colour to the craft. I love teaching my kids new painting tricks and techniques. To create the little Olympic rings we started by using our fingers to dot red, blue, yellow, green and black paint all around the edges of the canvas. After the dots dried, we used the flat end of the a paintbrush dipped into white paint to dab the white centre of each coloured dot. Thus, creating a little ring. The girls thought this was a pretty cool way to make a ring.