Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Make Your Own Olympic Medals

We are planning on having a Homemade Olympics with some friends this week..  One of our first crafts for this event  was to make our own medals.

At the dollar store, I found a 24 pack of pre-cut  foam circles and packages of  metallic glitter.

Using some paint I already had on hand, I painted 12 of the circles.  I used yellow circles for the gold medals, and orange for the bronze.  I didn't really have an appropriate color for the silver medals, so I used green which I thought might be the easier to cover.  Once painted, I added the glitter while it the paint was still wet.   The craft foam is thin enough that we were able to use a hole punch.  Since we would need a lot of ribbon which would run up the cost, we decided to use yarn we had on hand.

Once dry, we took the medals outside.  I love how they shimmer in the sun.

Kara pretending to be Michael Phelps.  They funny thing is, she is  only  wearing 12 medals.  She would need 7 MORE medals to have as many as he does.  She would also need a lot more gold.

I will be linking up this craft at these great linky parties HERE.


  1. So fun! My kids are really getting into the Olympics this year, it would be fun to have an Olympic Party! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Your metals turned out great. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. New follower.

  3. Cute project to do with the kiddos! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party1


  4. Oh, these are so cute! My little one is still a tad too young to comprehend the Olympics, but we've been watching and I am looking forward to the future!

    I'd love if you'd link up at my Teaching Time post!

  5. Oh, how fun!! I love them! Thanks for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  6. How cute!!! I love that so many kids are really getting into the olympics this year.
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)

  7. fun! My girls are really into the olympics this year too. ts been so fun to share it with them.

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase. Hope to see you this week.

  8. Wow! Kara is an olympic superstar will all of that bling! These are soo adorable! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus


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