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Olympic Medal Craft
Learn how to make your own Olympic medals

Follow these instructions and you can make fun Olympic medals for your own summer or winter olympic games.

Materials Needed:

  • Lightweight Cardboard (Cereal Boxes, Etc)
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • 1" to 2" thick Ribbon
Use a glass to trace the desired number of 2 - 3 inch circles on the lightweight cardboard (you will need two circles for each medal. Cut out your circles. Paint the non-shiny side of the circles with gold, silver, or bronze paint and set aside to dry. If you cannot find gold, silver, and bronze paint, why not use blue, red, and yellow (traditional first, second, and third place colors).

Once the base paint is dry, you can decorate your medal if you like. Use glue and glitter to make it sparkle, or you can paint 1st, 2nd, 3rd on them. Let the designs dry completely.

The final touch is to add the neck ribbon. Cut on length or ribbon, approximately 32 inches long per medal. Put a dab of glue on the center of the non-painted side of two medal pieces (figure 1). Fold your ribbon in half at the middle to form a 'V' shape (figure 2). Stick the fold of the ribbon onto the glue on one of the medal backs (figure 3). Cover it with the other medal piece with glue on it (figure 4).

Set your medal aside and let it dry. You may have to add a bit more glue to the outside edges of the cardboard circles to they stick together nicely!

(You can also make olympic medals similar to these using felt, fun foam, or juice can lids!)

Find more Summer Olympic crafts and winter olympic games.

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