Olympic Ice Skater Craft

Do you remember when the Olympics used to be every four years? When the summer and winter versions were in the same year, and we’d have to wait four long years for another exciting Olympics? (I just searched and learned that 1992 was the last year that the games were held in the same year.) Well, I remember it (age reveal!), and I’m so glad that now we only have to wait two years for the next installment of global sporting fun.

And it also means that I only have to wait every two years to exercise my Olympic crafting muscle!


What you’ll need:

  • Square gift box
  • 2 strong magnets
  • Clothespin
  • Cupcake liners
  • yarn
  • Pipe cleaner
  • 2 small beads
  • One 1/2″ bead
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pens
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Wooden doll head

Make it!

1.Paint hair on the wooden doll head and paint the ends of the clothespin white. Let dry.

2. Paint the magnet sides and top white. Let dry.

3. Draw face on the head and hot-glue the 1/2″ bead to the top of her head. Set aside.

4. Fold cupcake liner in half and cut a small half-circle from the center; cut slit up to the center hole. Trim off edge of liner to form ice skater’s skirt. Repeat with the second liner if you want a layered look.

5. Glue cupcake liners around the middle of the clothespin.

6. Glue head to the top of the clothespin.

7. Wrap exposed clothespin with yarn and glue ends to secure.

8. Cut a 3-inch piece of pipe cleaner and glue to her back. Stick small wooden beads on the ends as her hands.

9. Cut a small tiara from the scraps of cupcake liner and glue onto head.

10. Hot glue the feet of the clothespin to the top of the painted magnet. Place the other magnet underneath the box and place the skater on top. Drag around the bottom magnet so she skates!

February 15, 2018| Age, Early Elementary, Everyday Crafts, Grown-Up, Older Elementary, Toys, Winter, Wood