Make an Olympic Time Capsule

Olympic Time Capsule Free Printable Memory Book

Since the Olympic Summer Games only come around every four years, it provides a perfect milestone for doing a family time capsule project. As parents it seems like we constantly marvel at how fast our children grow. Creating a time capsule to be opened during the next Olympics provides a unique opportunity for your kids to see for themselves how far they’ve come!

How To Make An Olympic Time Capsule #olympics

First you’ll need a container for your Olympic Time Capsule. We raided the recylce bin and found an Oats container that was a perfect size. A glass jar could also work well. We decorated our container with torn scraps of paper in the Olympic-ring colors.

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Changing of the Guard

Buckingham Palace Queens Guard Craft Figurine London England

Buckingham Palace Queens Guard Craft Figurine London England #olympics #london

The Olympics provide such a great opportunity to teach children about other countries, which is why I love the international flag sugar cookies from this Olympic-themed party (also check out the Olympic Ring Wreaths on the wall — SO CUTE!) Since the Summer Games are in London this year, I wanted to do something fun with my boys that would help them learn a little more about England.

When we go to visit some day one of the must see things for my boys will be the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. Around Christmas time you’ll often see toy soldier ornaments made out of old fashioned clothespins, I knew my boys would love playing with an troop of the clothespin Queen’s Guard soldiers so I decided we should make a bunch.

Make Queen's Guard Soldiers Kids Craft London England Buckingham Palace Changing of the Guard #olympics #london

Begin by painting the top section of the clothespin with red acrylic craft paint.

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Make a Gold Medal

DIY Olympic Gold Medal Craft for kids during the 2012 London Summer Games

The local NBC affiliate here in Phoenix asked us to create some Olympic-inspired activities to share on the Arizona Midday show this Friday (if you live in Phoenix be sure to tune in to Channel 12 during the 1pm hour to catch our live segment!). We were honored to be included in their Olympic coverage and since it’s the closest either Aimée or I will ever get to being in the Olympics we’ve given it our gold-medal effort!

How to Make an Olympic Gold Medal #olympics #goldmedal

Who doesn’t want a Gold Medal after watching the Olympics? We made our own Gold Medals using air dry clay, but you could also use this salt dough recipe.

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