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Olympics Craft: Olympic Torch

The 2018 Winter Olympics have begun! This year’s Olympic Games is being held in PyeongChang, Korea.  The city will host Alpine Skiing, Bobsleighing, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Freestyle Skiing, Ice Hockey, Luge, Nordic Combined, Short Track Speed Skating, Skeleton, Ski Jumping, Snowboarding, and Speed Skating.

 

The Olympics are such a fun event to watch on television. One of my favorite parts of the Olympics is the opening and closing ceremonies. So much goes into planning and creating the displays and parades that open and close the festivities. One of the great parts of the opening is the lighting and the running of the Olympic Torch. It travels to the Olympics in such a grand ceremony that it makes an incredible display.

 

Since the torch is such an important part of the opening ceremony we thought it would be fun to let the kids create their own Olympic torch at home. Thank you to Classy Mommy for such a fun and simple craft.

 

Classy Mommy has a very simple tutorial that will make it easy and fun to build your own Olympic torch at home. So head on over now to follow along, and be sure to check out all the other fun ideas she has for crafts and activities at home.

Heart Hedgehog Craft

I love a good holiday craft. Raise your hand if you are one of those moms that decorates for every holiday. GUILTY! I love to see the decorations and feel a little uplifted by the sweet colors and cheery appearance.

 

I especially love it when my kids art crafts are displayed for the holiday season. I love to look at their little crafts and remember the day we made them, how old they were, and see how much they have grown.

 

I try to do crafts with my kids at home. Even if it is only something small. For Valentine’s Day this year I wanted to do something different. Not the routine heart designs. That is when I happened upon this adorable Heart Hedgehog craft. It has the traditional heart and colors of Valentine’s day, but the little hedgehog is just so darling I couldn’t stand it — I just had to have it.

Thank you to Fireflies and Mudpies for such a sweet and out of the box idea for my February craft. Now I have a brand new memory and a brand new craft to display every February.

 

Check out this incredibly cute craft at Fireflies and Mudpies. Be sure to check out the other amazing ideas when you are there. You won’t regret it.

 

Chinese New Year: Fire Breathing Dragon Craft

Chinese New Year is coming. February 16th is the Chinese New year, the year of the Dog will be upon us! Every year families gather to celebrate Chinese New Year and celebrate health, wealth, and good fortune.

Every year in school my kids do something for chinese new year. But they enjoy it so much I try to have a craft waiting for them when they get home as well. This year I found this fun dragon craft. It is such a simple craft, but it will bring them so much joy to see it waiting for them when they get home.

We all love to celebrate together, we even prepare chinese food for dinner and eat fortune and almond cookies for dessert. This year they can enjoy playing with their dragons after dinner. Thank you to Homeschool Giveaways for the craft tutorial. Homeschool Giveaways offers many more ideas for creating and learning at home. Be sure to check them out!

What kind of occasions do you celebrate with your family that isn’t exactly traditions of your own culture or religion? We think it is important to learn about different cultures and religions in our family so we try to do little activities, crafts, or even find books about other cultures and read about them together.