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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympic Rings US Flag Canvas Art

I am excited about the Summer Olympics (just check out my Olympic Fun Pinterest Board!). This is the first time the girls can appreciate what it is & watch the games. To introduce them to the entire concept we spent some time online. I showed them the Olympic Rings and we discussed what they symbolized and took a peek at this years posters (they weren't too impressed). 

I wanted to make something symbolizing the games that we could display at home but I wasn't in the mood for a huge mess or fuss. Yes, I have those days too. Lots of them actually! 

I had decided we would recreate the rings - short, simple & minimal fuss. The girls decided that was "boring" and quickly vetoed my idea. It was 2 against 1. I held firm telling them if they wanted to do something different they would have to come up with the idea themselves. No problem, Mom. 

After a few minutes the Oldest Diva excitedly yells that she has the "perfect" idea - let's paint a flag inside the rings, Mom. The American flag. 

I couldn't help but smile. It was a good idea. 
We got to work.


What We Used:
11x14 canvas
paint
watercolors
white crayon
plastic lids

What We Did:
1. We used plastic snack bowl lids to make our circles. 
I thought they were a nice size for our canvas.


2. Let circles dry.

3. Using watercolors, we painted the blue circle blue and added red stripes to the rest to represent the American flag. 

4. Allow to dry.


5. Using a white crayon, we drew some stars onto the blue circle.

Tada!

We had our Olympic Rings & the American Flag.
We will proudly display this during the Olympic Summer Games!

Bern

16 comments:

  1. What a clever idea. I love how they filled in the circles with a flag design. Very nice :D

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  2. You always have such fun ideas! I just wanted to let you know that I included your fabulous blog in my Homeschooling 101 post as a great resource for fun ideas! Thanks for sharing all your ideas with all of us!

    http://www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2012/07/homeschooling-101.html

    Beth =-)

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  3. What a very cute idea to combine the olympic rings and the American flag. Wonderful. Looks great.

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  4. Looks great and I love it when the kids come up with the ideas:-) FSPDT

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  5. Really great idea - I love the flag inside the flag.

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  6. What a great art project to tie into the Olympics! We haven't done any projects with the Olympics, and this is an idea my daughter and I would enjoy.

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  7. sweet project, thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  8. love it Bern! such little creative stars you have, great mom as example!

    with love,
    Angelique

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  9. Great idea! I would love to have you link this up to my linky party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2012/08/friday-fascinations-2-olympics-linky.html

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  10. Would love to use this idea with my kindergarten students. I teach Art to K-2 students, and all the Encore teachers are doing lessons inspired by the Olympics. Could I get permission to use this idea? It's brilliant. And I will give credit to your kiddos! Thanks.

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