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This post was contributed by Heather of Crayon Box Chronicles.
What’s your favorite color of the Olympic flag? Blue, yellow, black, green, or red? On opening day, February 7th, wear one or all five colors! Can’t make it to Sochi, Russia? Bring the thrilling excitement to your livingroom with these kid-made origami Olympic bracelets. Gear-up for some action-packed events! Here’s some interesting Olympic facts.
- Origami Paper, 5-7/8 x 5-7/8
These simple kid-made bracelets fold-up in just minutes. I chose the five colors of the flag – red, blue, green, yellow, and black. No origami paper? Simply square any piece of paper, thinner is easier to manipulate. For kids, 5-7/8 square works great. Origami paper can be purchased at any craft store and online too. Step-by-step guide:
- Fold A to C, creasing along the dotted lines; fold back.
- Fold D to B, creasing along the dotted lines; fold back.
- Fold C to A, creasing along the dotted line, below your original crease.
- As you see, the fold does not go all the way to the top.
- Turn the paper over; fold up.
- Continue to fold up until you reach the top. The wider the fold, the thicker the bracelet. Tip: For longer bracelets that slide on-off the kids wrists, use thinner folds, pictured above.
- Bend the bracelet and slide one end into the other end.
- Add a small piece of clear tape to secure the bracelet together. Slide on and have fun!
SImple, right?! Create a pretend play ticket booth for fun or color coordinate your favorite Olympic events to the bracelets. Origami is so versatile and fun!
Here’s our interlocking flag! Enjoy the Winter Olympic Games!
Looking for a last-minute valentine gift for kids? Try our origami superhero bands and bracelets – boys AND girls will love them! Just follow the same step-by-step guide, except use thicker folds when rolling up the paper. Glue on a few sequins or gems for the ultimate superhero power! Here’s a few of Crayon Box Chronicles favorite Valentine’s Day activities:
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Heather is a former creative director and stylist from the Big Apple. See more on her blog, Crayon Box Chronicles, where she explores sensory, art, and play-based learning with her son.