Golden Glory: DIY Olympic Medals

By  August 02, 2012

BRING OLYMPIC BLING TO YOUR PATRIOTIC PARTY with these dazzling, DIY Olympic Medals! We’ve reached the midway point of the London Olympic Games and the U.S. has climbed the podium 37 times so far. Add to the country’s collection with these radiant replicas.

STEP 1
Combine 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour, and 3/4 cups water in bowl. Knead until the dough is firm. If it’s too sticky, add more flour.

STEP 2

Shape dough into a circle about one cm thick. I used the cup I used for the salt and flour. If excess dough doesn’t cleanly peel from the outside of your circle, use a knife to gently scrape away the scraps.

STEP 3
Place dough circles about a half an inch apart onto parchment paper. Aluminum foil works too, but make sure to spray it with cooking oil so the circles won’t stick. Using a straw or the top to a marker, poke a hole about a half an inch from the top of the circle. Bake for about 2 hours at 200 degrees, turning once during baking.

STEP 4
Once cooled, the awards are ready for some razzle-dazzle! Using acrylic paint, coat the medal in gold, silver, or bronze.

STEP 5
Once the medal dries, channel your inner cheerleader and paint on your best hurrah!

STEP 6
Admire your artwork. GO USA!

Recipe inspired by Macaroni Kid.