It’s been 4 years since the last Olympics where we celebrated in London but the simple crafts that we created then with our then 2-year-old and 1-year-old are still going strong. These medals are an ideal craft and prize if you decide to hold your own Toddler Olympic Games or Sport’s Day so that they can get in all of the fun as well.

Create your own medals for the Summer Olympics with this simple DIY that even toddlers can do with you

What you need to create some Olympic medals for your games

Cardboard from a junk box

Plastic Cup to draw around

Scissors

Foam

White Glue

Gold and Silver Tissue Paper

Ribbon

No Olympics is complete without an Olympic Torch – try this simple Olympic Torch Craft to make with your toddlers and Preschoolers.

How you make your Olympic Medals

Creating olympic medals

J is just getting to the stage of wanting to draw around things so he helped me draw around a plastic cup 3 times to make our medals for our games. Once we had 3 circles I cut them out for him and drew on a rough number 1, 2 and 3.

medal ready to decorate

We don’t have any foam numbers so I quickly cut out some numbers for J to stick onto the template that I had made with him. If you do have foam numbers then these would really well instead of creating them yourself. J had great fun placing them on the templates – having drawn a number he tried so hard to fit it over the top exactly.

Making our own olympic medals

We found some gold and silver tissue paper and tore that up into small pieces and then glued it over the top of our templates to create shiny medals and then left them to dry.

Make your own Olympic Medal

Once they were dry I cut around the excess tissue paper and used a pencil to create a hole in the top and then J and I threaded a ribbon through the hole and attached it for people to wear.

Make your own Sports Medals


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Create your own medals for the Summer Olympics with this simple DIY that even toddlers can do with you

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Create your own medals for the Summer Olympics with this simple DIY that even toddlers can do with you

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

6 Comments

  1. This is a wonderful idea! Thanks for passing the TORCH πŸ™‚ we are going to get ready for the Olympics today here over the pond in NY.

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