Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Olympics ~ T-shirt Project

Olympic T-Shirts
Tonight, as we watched the Opening Ceremonies, all of the kids made their own Olympic T-shirt.  All you need is a t-shirt and Puffy Paint!  I raided the drawers and found some older t-shirts that worked perfect! I blurred out the names that appeared on the top of each t-shirt.  
This was a fun, fast and almost mess free project!



Now...how do I get everyone back inside to watch the Olympics???  
I guess we will have to do our own Olympics outside instead!

Olympics ~ Food Fun!

Olympics Food and Fun!!!
Here are some of our favorite foods to celebrate and have fun with the Olympic Games!

1. Fruit Pizza
 2. Red Kool Aid

 3. Red, White and Blue Star Cut-out Watermelon and Blueberries
 4. Star Cut-Out PB&J

Free USA Printables can be found at paperboy press found  here!
I made the Drink bottle design in Microsoft Word.

Olympics ~ Olympic Crown fit for a Winner

Olympic Crown
Gold medals first appeared at the 1908 games.
In the ancient Greek Olympics only the winner got a crown made of 
olive leaves and a pot containing olive oil. 

2 - 3 Shades of Green paper for the  olive leaves
Glue Sticks
Thick Paper Plate

 Cut the paper into 4 long strips.  Cut a "rainbow shape".
 Cut an upside down rainbow shape.  You now have 1 leaf.  
Continue this until all of your paper is used up!

 Practice arranging them in a circle!

 Cut out the middle of a paper plate.  Use the outside ring for your crown base.
 Glue your leaves onto the base.

 Flip your crown upside down once the top is complete.  Run your glue stick around the base and place your leaves directly onto the plate, covering up all of the white.

Let's see those muscles!  Go Team USA!

Olympics ~ Gold Medals

 Salt Dough Recipe:
2 cup salt 
2 cup plain (all purpose) flour
1 1/2 cups warm water
Combine the flour and salt in a bowl, then add the water gradually. Knead the mixture until it becomes a dough-like consistency. It will feel very grainy because of the high salt content, but that's fine. If still too sticky add a touch more flour, if it won't hold together well then more water, a teaspoon at a time.
 Roll out and cut with a cookie cutter.

 Use a straw to make a hole for the ribbon to be threaded through after baking.
Press a star shape or number onto your circle of dough. 
Cook at 210 degrees for 3 hours.  Flip them over half way through cooking.
If they feel soft, continue cooking them in the oven.
Once cooled, spray paint them gold.
After they have dried, thread your ribbon through the hole.
All done!  Now they are ready for your Olympic Athletes.

This project was inspired by The Imagination Tree

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