It has been 2 years since I have mentioned this, so for those of you who don't know, we LOVE the Olympics! We love watching a lot of the sports as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. I knew that with the summer Olympics coming up in about a month, I wanted to make some kind of craft with my girls to celebrate the Olympics. I came up with a fun craft that you can buy the craft kit and complete with your kids as well. Yay!
I came up with a fun craft and you can buy the craft kit to complete this craft with your kids as well. Yay!
If you have followed my blog for a while, you may have noticed that I have done some activities and crafts with my girls. In addition to working on my home, it has become one of my favorite things to blog about and my favorite way to use my creativity. I love coming up with a creative idea that I can use to spend time with my girls.
I love coming up with a creative ideas that I can use to spend time with my girls.
I don’t have any many memories from my childhood. When I became a mom, I knew I wanted to make sure that I spent time and energy every week or more with my girls so that they would grow up and have tons of memories of their mom spending time with them. It became really important to me.
Sometimes it gets a little hard to carve out the time for that. There is always so much going on and there is the tug between earning money doing something I love and the time I want to give to my kids.
I love doing creative things with my girls but sometimes between the time to come up with the idea and the time to go to the store to get the stuff we need, it feels overwhelming or I feel like I don’t have time. It gets to be too much and I give up…. at least until I started incorporating it into my job here on the blog.
I know most of you don’t have an editorial calendar that includes coming up with a creative idea of something you can do with your kids. I am super lucky that it is part of my job!
I have now created craft kits. You can see the idea I have created and done with my kids….then you can buy the kit and it will be delivered to your door.
Memories delivered right to your door. No need for the hassle of figuring out what to do or sourcing everything I used to do this craft with my kids. Simple and done…the only thing you have to do is find an hour or so to hang out with your kids. I know in the busyness of life even that can be hard sometimes, but I also know that we want to invest in our kids and that we want to build time and memories with them. I also know we know it is so worth it in the end!
One of the things that we have to do as adults is to take a step back and let our kids be creative. This is the time to make your own medals while your kids are making medals as well.
I try to make these crafts something that is fun for the kids and the adults so you can hang out with your kids and everyone has fun.
One of the things that I love about doing creative crafts with my kids is seeing how much creativity we all have and how many great ideas they have.
Whether it is what to carve into the medal…
or what colors to paint the medals…
or what medal needs what kind of ribbon.
My girls had so many ideas. My oldest daughter, Snowflake, made a large medal that was Olaf inspired! So cute! It had nothing to do with the Olympics, but it doesn't matter because that was only the jumping point idea, the main goal was for us to have fun and time together.
She also looked up the symbols for various sports and etched those into her smaller medals.
Both of my girls made the majority of their medals small, we call them doll sized. They are planning to have an American Girl Doll Olympics. These will be the medals for the dolls. Cute idea!
Pumpkin, my youngest daughter, had so many creative ideas for her medals as well.
She also made a majority of her medals doll sized.
There are medal templates in the craft kit that are for human sized medals and a smaller medal. The smaller medal is a great size for dolls, Beanie Boos, stuffed animals, or whatever your child loves.
They both enjoyed trying out all the different Sculpey tools that come in the kit. There are so many ways to use them to etch or carve into the medals.
This is just a portion of the medals we made with our kit. Because my girls made the majority of their medals small, the clay went a long way. You could easily make 9 full sized medals with the clay included in the kit.
As usual for my craft kits, I have everything you need to make this craft in the kit. For this craft, you will also need some wax paper and something on which to bake your clay.
Each kit also comes with full step-by-step color directions. Each step has a picture for you so you know just what to do. If you feel intimidated to try things like this with your kids, I've got you covered. All you have to do is order your kit, have fun and make memories with your kids. Yay! That is the best part!