Olympic SWAP

Are you enjoying watching the Olympics as much as I am?  Most nights you can find my family in front of the television watching the various athletes compete.  I was reminded of a set of mini-gold medals I made for a previous Olympic themed campout, and thought it would be a great time to share them with you.  These would make great SWAPS.

They are super easy to make, but do require a few days of dry time, so be sure to plan ahead.

1 batch of homemade air-dry clay (recipe here)
Small round cookie cutter (1.5 inched in diameter)
A #10 decorating tip (or other tiny round item to make circle impressions)
Gold metallic craft paint
Small craft paint brush
Hot glue gun with glue
Rolling pin
Safety pins

Step 1: Make air-dry clay and allow to cool to room temperature. (Depending on the size of your circle cutter and how many you need you may only need to make 1/2 batch of clay). Recipe found here

Step 2:  Working with a small amount of clay at a time roll it into a sheet just under 1/4 inch think.  Using your round cookie cutter cut out as many circles/medals as you need.

Step 3:  Before the clay begins to harden, use the small end of a #10 decorating tip to create the Olympic rings.  You only want to make a light indention. Be careful not to go all the way through.

Step 4: Allow to dry at least 24 hours.

Step 5: Paint each medal with gold paint, being certain to get into the crevices of the Olympic rings, and the sides.  Allow paint to dry.

Step 6: Place a small loop of ribbon on the back of each medal with a little hot glue, and add a safety pin.




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