I know. Gold medals again? Isn't there anything else to the Olympics? Well, apparently not in Sofia's mind. She's a bit fixated on the gold medals, and quite honestly, she's pretty dead set on the idea that winning is everything. We were playing a game of cards, and when she was losing, she threw up her cards and started to walk away in a huff. When I asked what happened, she said, "If I can't win, then I'm not playing!" Ugh. All I can say is that she is honestly her papa's daughter.
Before making our gold medals, we wanted to know what the 2012 medals would look like in London. And this is what they look like. Using that as a rough guide, here's what we made:
For this round of gold medals, we used air-dry clay (Model Magic to be exact). It's an amazing product because it is light weight, cutable, paintable, and it takes adhesives very well. Model Magic comes in a vareity of colors, but I always get white because then you can paint it any color you want!
Here are our supplies (a written list is below):
We used glitter glue because it was the only gold we had. It actually worked out really well because it's much neater to use than loose glitter, and you can really cake it on because the adhesive dries clear. Leaving the glitter to shine.
After rolling out the clay, we used a drinking glass to cut out our circles.
Using the pizza cutter, we scored lines into the clay.
This is what it looked like when we finished with the pizza cutter
Using the back of a piping tip, we made the olypic rings. Then, using the crafting knife, we cut out a slit to insert the ribbon.
We let the clay dry for 24 hours. Then we used the glitter glue to "paint" them. After attaching the ribbon, voila. Done!
Here's the most important gold medalist in my life wearing her creation:
Drinking glass (or round cookie cutter)
Piping tip (or any small, round object to make the Olympic Rings)
A craft knife
Regular craft glue (to attach the ribbon)
Roll the Model Magic out on a clean surface, and use the glass or cookie cutter to cut out the desired number of gold medals.
Using the pizza cutter, score the lines on the face of the medal. Then cut a slit in the top of the medal in order to slip a ribbon through the medal. Allow the Model Magic to air dry for 24 hours.
Paint the medal with glitter glue. We didn't need a paintbrush. We simply squirted the glue out onto the medal. We used quite a thick layer because the adhesive dries clear, leaving the glitter behind. Allow that to dry completely (a few hours was sufficient). Then slip the ribbon through the slit on the medal, and glue the edges of the ribbon togther to fasten.