We are pretty excited that the Summer Olympics are starting this month. And when we get excited, we turn that energy into crafting power. This time we came up with a tutorial on how to make your own Olympic medals. 

Related: Easy Olympics Craft: Make a Medal Counter

How to Make Your Own Olympic Medals

Let the Games Begin

Maybe the year-long delay in the games is adding  to the excitement, but we can't wait to watch the games. The 2020 Summer Olympics, became the 2021 games. It's officially the Games of the XXXII Olympiad. To help on this project, we enlisted master crafter Karimah Henry from the site craftingafunlife.com.

Olympic Medals Supplies

  • Canning lids
  • Red, white & blue striped grosgrain ribbon - 5/8" (6 yards)
  • Gold paint
  • Paint brush
  • Glue gun with glue sticks 
Olympic Medals Supplies

Olympic Medals Directions

Good news! You won't need to break the bank ordering supplies to make this easy Olympic craft.

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  1. Start by adding an old newspaper or plastic tablecloth to your table. This activity may get a little messy especially with smaller children.
  2. Next, paint the canning lid with gold paint. Set it aside and allow it to dry.
  3. Finally, cut about 24 inches of ribbon then glue it to the back of the canning lid. Let everything dry and get ready for your ceremonies.
Olympic Medals Supplies

Medal Ceremonies at Home

We love the idea of rewarding these medals for fun backyard games, like three-legged races and pillow case races. Or reward a child each day with the medal for helping with chores and spending the most time on summer reading. 

How to Make Your Own Olympic Medals


  1. Throw an Olympic Party
  2. DIY Olympics decoration
  3. Red, white and blue treats


Want more ideas on how to have fun with the kids during the games? Be sure to follow our Olympic Fever board here.

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We were provided with a gift card to supply the items for our crafting party.

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