MATERIALS NEEDED TO MAKE DIY CLAY SPORTS MEDALS

* Bostik White Glu

* Cornflour

* A straw

* Multi-coloured Permanent Markers

* Washi Tape (optional)

* Numbered stickers

* Ribbon

STEPS TO MAKE DIY CLAY SPORTS MEDALS

Step 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.

Step 2. Sprinkle extra cornflour onto a firm surface and roll the clay out flat. Use a plastic 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 the same time for different activities.

Step 3. Use a straw to make a hole near the top of each clay circle and then leave them to dry out overnight.

Step 4. Let your child choose to use washi tape, permanent marker pens, or numbered stickers to decorate their clay sports medal.

Step 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 while making our DIY Clay Sports Medals. My sons and daughter had a go at decorating their own medals. My son chose to make repeating patterns while my daughter wanted to see how many colors 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.