This month’s #BostikBlogger theme is Sports/Athletics themed crafts. Since Adam started practising for his Sports Day, he has become obsessed with races. Not only does he enjoy the physical element but also finding out who came first, second and third. You can imagine his delight when I mentioned about sports medals. He was immediately intrigued at the idea of physically getting something if you won a race. As a result we decided to use our Bostik Glu to make DIY Clay Sports Medals. However, Adam decided he wanted to make medals for his teddy bears. As a result, we made small sports medals.
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Resources needed to make DIY Clay Sports Medals
* Bostik White Glu
* A straw
* Washi Tape (optional)
* Numbered stickers
How to make DIY Clay Sports Medals
1. Pour 1 cup of Cornflour and 1/2 cup of Bostik White Glu into a bowl and mix together. Knead the clay for some time until you get a dough similar to ready to roll icing.
2. Sprinkle extra cornflour onto a work surface and roll the clay out flat. Use a plastic bottle lid to create circles out of the clay. A bottle lid works best. TIP – use a knife to scrape off any excess clay from the bottle lid in between each use. This will mean you get a neat circle. Place the clay circles on a baking tray lined with baking paper. We made several clay circles at once for different activities.
3. Use a straw to make a hole near the top of each clay circle and then leave them to dry out overnight.
4. Give your child a selection of permanent marker pens, washi tape and numbered stickers to decorate their clay sports medal.
5. Thread ribbon or string through your sports medal so that it can be worn. We opted to use curling ribbon
We had a couple of helpers whilst making our DIY Clay Sports Medals. My nephew and niece had a go at decorating their own medals. My nephew chose to make repeating patterns whereas my niece wanted to see how many colours she could get onto one medal.
The permanent marker pens were easy to use on the clay and the washi tape stuck securely to each circle. If you wanted to preserve your clay medals you could give them a coat of Mod Podge Glue.
Next time I can see us making much bigger medals, especially once Adam has seen the Olympic games this summer. I feel that once he has seen an actual medal ceremony he will want a larger medal.
Disclaimer: We received a box craft materials as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club #BostikBloggers
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