Every Olympics has to have a mascot, so the FreeKidsCrafts team thought of an easy way to make your own original character based on an old idea. This is also a great decoration for packages. At Christmas label the packages like this for the kids and let them search for the packages that are theirs. Cut them out of shiney paper or add a little glitter for sparkle.
Wiggle Eyes or other decorations
Fold paper in half lengthwise.
On the outside of the folded paper draw a gradually decreasing line. See the photo below.
Then in script write your name or the name of the person holding the "Olympics". Use the fold as the bottom of the name making sure that some of the name touches the fold, just like making a snowflake.
Make the name in outline so you can cut around it.
Cut out and open. You will be amazed at the different looks that will be created. We took photos of two names, Jamie and Tyler for our mascots
Glue on Wiggle Eyes or other decorations.
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Katie is the writer and creator of View From The Fridge. She is also the mom to two adorable little boys (and another baby on the way), and wife to a great guy! She loves to craft, decorate, dream up projects for her home, and she’s learning to love to cook (though not there quite yet). She started View From The Fridge in the fall of 2013. Katie also enjoys coffee, a good glass of wine or beer (when she’s not expecting!), running, and anything outside. She lives in Minnesota and takes full advantage of the wonderful (but short) summer season outside with her family.