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Tour de France inspired bicycle craft for kids

We’re surrounded by big sporting events at the moment. We’re still participating in Euro 2016, Wimbledon started today and we have the Tour de France, the Olympics, Tour of Britain and the Paralympics still to look forward to. Our family love to get outdoors and active so all these sporty events are the perfect inspiration for us. Today we’re sharing a really fun Tour de France-inspired bicycle craft for kids – perfect if the weather is keeping you indoors.

You will need:

a paper plate
black permanent pen
contact paper
coloured pieces of cellophane

How to make a Tour de France inspired bicycle craft for kids

Tour de France inspired bicycle craft for kids

When we sat down and talked about the Tour de France to took us a while to think of a simple bicycle inspired craft. My 4 year old loves her bike, she is a speed freak and loves nothing better than feeling the wind in her hair. So we have been crafting with the wheels of a bicycle and used the shape to make fun sun catchers. She’s all about shapes right now so anything which can be used to talk about shapes, colours and sounds in a great activity for her.

We took a paper plate and a thin ruler to draw lines across the paper plate. We drew 4 lines across the plate and I used my Swann Morton scalpel to cut out the spare white segments – you could also use scissors for this.

We went around each of the spokes of our paper plate wheel with a black marker pen to highlight them. Then I covered one side with a circle of contact paper and let her choose her cellophane pieces. She opted for a rainbow and enjoyed cutting small pieces to fit inside each triangle.

When she had finished I covered the other side with more contact paper and we hung it up in the kitchen. It’s made a fun rainbow and hopefully inspired her to get back out on her bike after nursery today!.



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    Emma Plus Three
    June 27, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Oh this looks fab, I’ll have to do this with my kids 🙂 x

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    Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
    June 27, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    How fun is that! My niece loves doing things like this, and it’s fun to do with her too.

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