Kids Olympic Craft: Gold Medal Cereal Necklace

At my house we’ve been looking forward to this particular Friday night for weeks! It’s the start of the 2012 Summer Olympics! Today I’m sharing something you can do as a family while you watch the opening ceremonies or any of the events that are coming in the next weeks. It’s a twist on the preschool-classic Fruit Loop necklace :)

I found this “Special Edition” red, white & blue cereal that was perfect for Olympic Medals. 
{But regular Fruit Loops will look just as cute!}
The little gold medals are from the Dollar Store – in the party favors section : 8 for $1. 
To make it easier for cute little hands to thread the cereal on to the string, tightly wrap tape around one end. I tied an extra medal to the other end so the cereal wouldn’t fall off and then just cut it off before we tied the necklace together.
My daughter was pretty darn excited to wear her “Gold Medal!”
You could easily put together a few “kits” to give to friends for their own Olympic celebrations! 
(I’m all for giving moms a 10 minute break!)

Hope everyone enjoys watching the Olympics this year! What does your family do to celebrate?

Be sure to check out some other fun ways you and your family can get into the Olympic Spirit!


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  1. says

    Love this! So fun and great for toddlers! I’m sharing this on FB today! :) I am seriously loving all your great ideas! We would LOVE to have you link up on Saturday Show & Tell posted later tonight/tomorrow. We know our readers will LOVE your ideas too! :)
    Happy Friday!
    Mackenzie :)

  2. says

    It’s very cute but unfortunately my 4 year old SAW the screen and made me make her one immediately. But I only had cheerios so she was totally ripped off.

  3. says

    Oops, I tried to post on here ealier but must’ve messed it up. Super cute idea Nat! I haven’t introduced anything about the olympics to my kiddos, but I need to! Your picture at the top is really cute too! :)

  4. says

    You girls are soooo creative and such fun, cute moms! I’m just picking a random post to comment on, but I seriously love what you’ve been up to lately- all creative, and useful projects!!! (love the doctor bag kit, the easel, and this cute medal). Hope you’re having a good summer!!! xo, Rach


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