Olympic Medals

by shara.anderson on July 10, 2012

Today we made medals.  Olympic medals.

Here’s what we started with:

  • Hammer
  • Nail
  • Marker
  • 3 Mason jar lids
  • Cardboard

Other things you’ll need

  • 3 Post-it Notes
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Standard Screwdriver
  • Red, White and Blue Ribbon

This is what we did:

I made the numbers using dots on a post-it note making sure it is centered on the jar lid.

Then the kids pounded gently (can I use those 2 words together??) through each dot.  Notice that my kids are doing this on the table.  They did fine, BUT I would encourage you to do this on a garage floor or sidewalk as I didn’t do so well.  Let’s just say that there is a minor hole in the table that wasn’t there before today…whoops.  It was when I was trying to make the hole for the ribbon.  Not good.

Then they painted the medals the appropriate colors.  We had to do 2 coats of paint.  (Notice how much Sawyer is enjoying this!!)

I used a screwdriver to make the ribbon hole.  (On cement after I learned my lesson!)

Here they are!  Now we just need some events to use them for:).

Here’s the Olympic craft we did last week using glue and salt.

Blessings to you,


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