Olympic Rings Beaded Stretch Bracelet Craft

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I can remember when I was a kid watching the Olympics with my parents. My dad was all about track and field in the summer and hockey in the winter. For mom (and me), gymnastics and diving were the preference in the summer and ice skating in the winter. I was fortunate enough to be living in Atlanta when the 1996 Olympics came to our fair city. It was a crazy time, but one I will not forget. I was teaching summer camp when the Olympics were in Atlanta and we took a trip to the Centennial Park. A popular feature with the kids is the Fountain of Rings, which is an interactive fountain featuring lights and jets of water which are synchronized with music.

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The kids asked about the meaning of the Olympic Rings, which I myself did not know the history of. The highly recognizable five interlocking rings, known as the “Olympic rings” are blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white background. It turns out, the rings were designed by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1912. Coubertin was the co-founder of the modern Olympic Games. He said the colors stood for those which appeared on the national flags that competed in the Olympic games at that time.

Olympic Rings Beaded Stretch Bracelet Craft
 

Olympic Rings Beaded Stretch Bracelet Craft

 
In honor of the Olympic Games in Rio, I thought it would be fun to make an Olympic Rings craft. The Olympic Rings Beaded Stretch Bracelet Craft is super easy and affordable. The younger kids will need help from an older kid or adult to tie the knot on the first bead, which holds it in place. From there, they should have no trouble threading the elastic string with the appropriately colored beads.

Olympic Rings Beaded Bracelet Craft supplies

You will need stretch elastic string, colored beads in blue, black, red, green and yellow and scissors.

Olympic Rings Beaded Bracelet Craft beading

Step One: Tie one bead at the end of your string. This will keep all the beads in place.

Step Two: String your colored beads, leaving about and inch at the end. Tie a knot at the end and then tie one more to make sure it is secure.

Olympic Rings Beaded Bracelet Craft bracelet

Step Three: Show off your pretty Olympic Rings Beaded Stretch Bracelet!

About Kelly

Kelly is a wife, mom of 5 (2 are furry), camera bug, tech lover, gadget grabber, travel enthusiast, music aficionado and TV junkie. Her goal is to share with you recipes, DIY ideas and crafts that are fun, easy to make and won’t break the bank.

Comments

  1. dearrhannahh@aol.com' Hannah C says:

    These are really pretty and colorful homemade bracelets, I love them!

  2. cshell090869@aol.com' shelly peterson says:

    What a super fun and cute idea! My nieces would enjoy making these!

  3. That’s a fun craft to start getting ready for the Olympics.

  4. jewelwood55@gmail.com' Julie Wood says:

    These bracelets are so beautiful and I want to make these for me and my daughter. They are so pretty and a great craft to do with my daughter.

  5. This is such a cute idea to get in the Olympic spirit. I think we will make some this weekend. Thank you for the fun post.

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