How to make a medal craft

Updated February 21, 2017

If you are organising a field day event for elementary-aged children, you can reward the children's involvement in the day's events by providing the winners with whimsical medals. Although you can buy novelty medals from a party or educational supply store, you can save money by creating your own medals from craft supplies, like oven-bakable polymer clay. When you make your own craft medals, you can customise the medals to suit the particular events.

Roll out 0.454kg. of polymer clay into a 1/2-inch thick sheet.

Place a silver dollar on top of the clay sheet, and cut around it with a clay knife.

Remove the clay circle from the clay sheet.

Poke a hole near the top of the clay circle using a toothpick.

Decorate the front of the clay circle using more polymer clay and the toothpick.

Bake the medal in a 200 degree oven for 10 minutes. Let it cool.

Paint the medal using acrylic paints. Let the medal dry.

Cut a length or wire to measure 1-inch, and wrap it into a ring through the hole in the medal using needle-nosed pliers.

Cut a length of ribbon to measure 18 inches long.

Insert the ribbon through the wire ring, and tie the ends to wear the medal.

Things You'll Need

  • Polymer clay
  • Rolling pin
  • Silver dollar
  • Clay knife
  • Point tool
  • Toothpick
  • Wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle-nosed pliers
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Woven ribbon, 1-inch wide
  • Scissors
  • Baking tray
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