Help your child make his very own Gold medals! We halved our baking soda modeling clay recipe for the boys to participate in creating their gold-medal masterpieces. The process was just as fun for them as getting to show off their medals!!!
Here’s what you’ll need: baking soda, cornstarch, water, a circle cookie cutter, gold metallic paint, and ribbon. Optional: shellac, clear acrylic spray OR clear nail polish.
1. In a saucepan, mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1/2 cup of cornstarch.
2. Add a tiny bit less than 3/4 cup of water in the pan and stir.
3. Stir over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
At first, it will be liquid like this…
…and then it will become the consistency of playdough.
4. Once the mixture is a playdough-like consistency, take it off the stove and dump onto a clean surface. Cover with a clean dishtowel until it cools down.
5. Separate the dough.
6. Have your child roll the dough out onto a clean surface and use a circle cookie-cutter to create the medal.
7. Use a straw to make a hole in the top portion of each medal.
8. Use a marker cap to make an Olympic-ring design by pressing slightly into the surface of the medal. You can also use numbered cookie cutters as well.
9. Let the medals dry overnight, or until they have become a clay-like consistency.
10. Let your child paint each medal using gold metallic paint.
The medals are ready to dry!
Optional: Once the paint is dry, spray the medals with clear enamel spray, shellac, or even give it a quick coat with some clear nail polish. This isn’t required, but it does help ensure that the medals hold up a little longer (plus it gives them a glossy luster). :)
Once dry, string a ribbon through the hole!
Here are our future little Olympians!
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