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.