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Go for gold with these Olympic-themed craft activities

Ready, set, GO!…The 2016 Olympics will be getting underway in Rio next month, and to celebrate we’re providing you with the best craft activities to get little ones involved.

Whether it’s a summer school club, activities camp, or just out in the garden with your own children, these Olympic art activities present a great opportunity to capture kids’ imagination, getting them engaged and actively involved in the games over the summer holidays.

Hand Painted Olympic Rings


The five coloured rings are arguably the most iconic symbol of the Olympic games and provide a great template for a range of art ideas. Let little ones create an eye-catching personalised display, using this painted handprints tutorial.

Paper Chain


This colourful Olympic ring paper chain from Activity Village is a fun way to show your support and can be used to decorate your garden or local summer club.

Fly the Flag


Try your hand at creating a Flag Handprint Wreath to teach youngsters about the different countries of the world. This works as an individual activity or as part of a collaborative group project.

Olympic Torches


Pave the way for your own mini Olympics with an opening ceremony torch relay using these instructions from Happy Hooligans.

Crowning Achievement


Given to the winners of the Olympic games in ancient Greece, let your little champions create their own winning Olive wreath by DLTK.

Go for Gold


For a hands-on activity, make your own air-dry clay medals like these from Paging Supermom.

Have you been making some awesome Olympic crafts ready for this year’s summer of sport? Show us your creations in the comments below.

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