Thursday, 12 July 2012

Olympic rings

Well Olympic fever has finally hit 'casa  The Fairy and The Frog'. We're not really sporty people and haven't got any tickets for the events but I felt like maybe we should do somehing to join in with the celebrations, especially as a family member is going to be one of the torch relay runners (does that count as a 'stealth boast'? I hope not!)

The Fairy is very into threading and hole punching. This Olympic ring decoration combines the two. We used paper plates and pipe cleaners.

We cut out the middle of the plates and punched holes around the outside.

The resulting plate can then be used as a 'rubber ring' to spin round your arm (cue action shot)

or it can be used to thread pipe cleaners through.

Thread one with each of the Olympic colours and then you can use them to make the Olympic rings (after checking Wikipedia as to which way round the colours should go!).  Did you know the rings symbolise the 'Olympic Movement is international and welcomes all to join'- another handy Wikipedia fact

I think the rings would make a great decoration for an Olympic themed party. All that threading is also great for developing fine motor skills and concentration - its a win win situation.


  1. What a great and easy idea to get into the spirit of the Olympics!! Thanks so much for sharing. I am your newest follower!

    Mama Of Many Blessings

  2. Thanks for the kind comments and for following!

  3. Very effective, what a clever idea!

  4. Thank you Coombe Mill the best bit is its so easy to do!

  5. A wonderful idea!!! We need to do more lacing crafts!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  6. These are such a cute idea. Thanks for linking up to learn through play linky.

  7. I love this! I'm putting together a few London/Olympic themed activities for my son at the moment and this will be included for sure. I'm also featuring this on my blog today as one of my favourites from last weeks Weekly Kid's co-op link up!

  8. Great idea! I'll bet things are starting to get crazy there with the Olympics starting next week! We'd love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love your great kid-friendly ideas! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  9. Great idea!!!

    Thanks for linking to 'Kids Bloggers Go Olympics'



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