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Olympics: DIY Medals


July 30, 2012

Macaroni Made

By: Jamie Clark, Macaroni Kid Publisher for Roanoke, VA
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Jamie Clark
DIY Olympic Medals

Salt Dough Recipe:
1 cup salt
1 cup flour
3/4 cup water

Combine the flour and salt and add water gradually. Knead it until it gets a dough-like consistency. If it's too sticky, add more flour. If it won't hold together, add more water 1 tsp at a time. 

Materials:
Acrylic Paints (gold, silver, and bronze)
Paint brush(s)
ribbon

Directions:
Shape Salt Dough into a circle about one cm thick. I used a mason jar lid to help shape it, but cookie cutters or other household items work great, too. Using a straw, poke a hole at the top (this 
is where the string will go through).

Press a 1, 2, and 3 into each shape. I used molds from a Play-Doh(R) kit.

Place onto a baking sheet (I also used wax paper to help keep it from sticking) and bake for about 2 hours at 200 degrees, turning once during "baking."

Once they have cooled, it's time to paint!  

Now your medals are ready!

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