Did you catch any of the Rio Opening Ceremony?
Back in our Pre-Kid Days, the hubby and I dreamt of travelling to Brazil for Carnaval.
Then the kids came along, and that dream has been put on hold for a little while.
Seeing the Olympics open amidst all that colour and all that energy made me determined to make sure we do get to the Carnaval City one day.
Until then, these Olympic-inspired head dresses will have to give me my Rio fix.
To get the full tutorial on how to make these super simple head dresses, head to the Mumtastic site. (Thanks to the awesome people at Spotlight for providing all the materials for these crafts. Getting through Spotlight with two toddlers should be considered an Olympic sport.)
I recommend that you make these head dresses with a really good Samba soundtrack playing in the background.
In the same article, you’ll also find some ideas on how to stage your own Backyard Olympics with the kids.
I do love Olympics time.
Mostly for all the simply amazing and inspiring stories that emerge.
Like the Refugee Olympic Team. All the feels.
This interactive article on what makes gymnast Simone Biles the best in the world is fascinating.
The story of Iran’s flag bearer is awe-inspiring.
After what feels like months of bad news, it is so nice to be reminded that humans can be awesome.
Come and check out the #ohhandyolympics that @handywithscissors and I are running over on Instagram. We’re digging deep into the Recycling Bins to create some Olympics-inspired upcycled fun!
How lovely are those head dresses! Seriously. I want to make one for me #nevergrowingup