Olympic Rings

by Aubrey on February 24, 2010

How many of you have loved watching the Olympics as much as me?  It has been so fun and so incredible to watch these extremely talented people compete.  I’m not much of a t.v. watcher so it has been on a lot more than usual…I wanted my 3 year old to understand, or at least try to understand, the Olympics and why I was watching it.  Not sure if she gets it still, but she thinks the medals are pretty neat.  I showed her a picture of the Olympic Rings and told her we were going to paint them.  It’s not often that I get a response like this, “You’re great Mom!”  How cute is that?  She loves to paint and she had never painted with toilet paper rolls, so she thought that was pretty cool.

While your kids are stamping explain to them what the Olympic rings stand for and what the colors represent, click here for some information on that.


  • paper
  • blue, black, green, red, and yellow paint
  • toilet paper rolls

It was pretty simple.  We just followed the pattern and colors of the Olympic Rings.  By using both sides of the toilet paper roll, we only needed 3.

My daughter was having so much fun doing it that I couldn’t get a picture before she started stamping more circles.  She had a great time doing it.  I hope you all enjoy the rest of the Olympics this week!

Make and Takes has a bunch of fun ideas for Olympic games, and they include donuts, so you know that will be a hit.  Also check out Silly Eagle Books how-to for making your own Olympic medals, she has a few other great ideas.

I also wanted to remind you all that next week is Green Wednesday!  Don’t forget to come and leave your link so we can see what green things you are doing!

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria February 24, 2010 at 5:42 am

That is such a brilliant idea. I’ve never painted with toilet paper rolls either. This would be such a fun thing to do with the kids in our joy school. I love this idea!


Aubrey February 24, 2010 at 10:06 am

I know right? I’m teaching joy school this week so we are going to do it tomorrow with them too. I’ve got quite the stash of TP rolls since I started saving them. :-)


Destri February 24, 2010 at 7:37 am

So I have fabric paint and Hank has some plain white tees, and we are having all the cousins over tomorrow I am sure he would love to show off his skills!


Aubrey February 24, 2010 at 10:07 am

What a great idea! I need to get some fabric paint so Kaylee can do something like that.
I know she’d love it!! Tell Hank I want to see it too!


Kate February 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm

What about downloading an image of Quatchi, or Miga or Mukmuk or even Sumi if you are feeling brave. Trace onto the white t’shirt and then just use the fabric paint to out line yoru favourite mascot. I managed to free hand the mascots on to paper, that is if you are feeling up to a challenge… no really if I can free hand them, any one can!


Tina February 24, 2010 at 8:36 am

How much fun is that? TP rolls? Brilliant! Even I cannot mess this up….well, I am sure to find a way. And the t-shirts are a great idea. We are not big t.v. watchers either, but the other night I turned on the Olympics. It was some kind of fast skiing deal. My totbuckets was all “OHHHH LOOK AT THAT BIIIIG JUMP!”.


Aubrey February 24, 2010 at 10:10 am

Well I have to warn you Tina…if you hold onto the TP rolls too tight it makes the Olympic Rings oval. :-) Good luck! Love those excited expressions from the kiddos.!


Jileen February 24, 2010 at 9:25 am

Fab idea, Aubrey! I was looking for a fun project today – this one’s perfect. And we are loving all the Green craft ideas. The other day we made the International Space Station out of a milk jug, tp rolls, cut up egg cartons, and black foamies. Ok, so you really had to use your imagination but my 2 younger boys loved it and had their shuttles docked in no time.

We were already recyclers but I was hesitant at first to start collecting tp rolls and other normal trash for craft projects. I am a believer now. Thanks for all the great ideas!


Aubrey February 24, 2010 at 10:14 am

Thanks Jileen! It sounds like you are going to have to submit a post sometime on Green Wednesday. I want to see this International Space Station! I’m glad you are converted to green crafts…it does drive my hubby a little nuts as our box is over flowing with craft ideas. I’ve had to send some of it to the recycle bin.


Suzanne February 24, 2010 at 9:34 am

Very cute idea Aubrey!


Aubrey February 24, 2010 at 10:15 am

Thanks Suzanne! So did you find out if and when you are coming in July? We would love to have you guys come. Kaylee talks about you guys ALL the time.


Marie February 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm

Super duper cute!!


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