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Make your own medals craft


Make some adorable medals for your very own Olympic medal ceremony! Have a parent or a trusted adult to help you gather up the supplies. Wear the gold, silver, or the bronze medal (or all THREE!) while you cheer, "Go Canada, go!"

Here's what you'll need:

  • any kind of round plastic lid (yogurt, margarine, sour cream, etc.) or paper circle
  • paint brush
  • acrylic paint in gold, silver and bronze (or yellow, grey and orange)
  • glitter glue or nail polish
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • beads or stickers for decoration
  • tape (preferably duct or something nice and sticky)
  • hair dryer (to speed up drying process  — optional)


supplies for medals craft


1. Have a grown-up set up a craft area for you because things may get messy! Lay out the lid with the flattest surface facing up and paint the medal to your liking. This may take a couple of layers. While you're waiting for the paint to dry, a parent may want to use a hairdryer to speed up drying process for you. If you plan on using glitter, a solid coat of paint will show off your glitter design the best, but it's up to you!

step 1 - paint the base


2. Once the paint dries, it's time to decorate! Add glitter, beads or stickers. You can even add a muffin liner as a fun border. This is a great opportunity to practice your letters, numbers or shapes and even colours. 

step 2 - add beads and glitter


3. Cut a piece of ribbon (or have a grown-up help) that is long enough to be pulled over your head easily and that the medal rests on the centre of your chest. Once the ribbon has been cut, flip the lid over to the unfinished side and secure both ribbon ends with tape.

step 3 - add tape


4. Now it's time to show off your creation. Stand tall and wear your medal with pride!

Close-up of gold medal.