Are you ready for Rio?!? The 2016 Summer Olympics are around the corner, and my girls and I can’t wait! I’m probably the least athletic person out there, so I’m living vicariously through the men and women competing.
Although I won’t be winning any medals for swimming or gymnastics, I have a chance for gold when it comes to having fun with my kids. In preparation for the upcoming Olympic games, we made Salt Dough Olympic Medals. I’ll show you how to make them today!
How to Make Salt Dough Olympic Medals
What You’ll Need for Salt Dough Olympic Medals:
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup luke-warm water
- Rolling pin
- Circle cookie cutter or glass
- Star cookie cutter (optional)
- Plastic straw
Mix the salt and flour in large bowl.
Slowly add water to the mix.
Knead until well mixed and doughy.
Then roll out the dough, like you would with sugar cookies.
Use a circle cookie cutter or rim of a glass to make circles.
If you’d like, you can add a star to your salt dough medals. To do this, press a star cookie cutter halfway through, being careful not to completely cut out the star. (You might need to help younger children with this part.)
Bake in a 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours (time depends on the thickness of your medals).
I’ve read that you can also microwave salt dough for 3 minutes initially, and then 10 second intervals until dry.
Because of the length of time it takes to dry out the salt dough, we made this a two day project.
Once we had prepared our salt dough Olympic medals, we were ready to decorate them.
Salt Dough Olympic Medal Decorating Supplies
Paint your medals with gold acrylic paint. You could also paint using silver or bronze!
Because I’m a fan of anything glittery, we added a little sparkle before leaving our medals out to dry. Once dry, we strung ribbon through the holes.
Now all that’s left is to sit back & wait for our nation’s athletes to take the world stage. We’ll be cheering them on, wearing our salt dough Olympic medals of our own.
Will you be watching the Olympics?
Those are so cute! I have made a few salt dough crafts and they are so easy to make! Great way to get in the spirit of the olympics!
What a neat craft idea, I will most certainly be trying to make these. I think they sound easy enough to make! I love the idea of salt dough Olympic Medals!
Winona Southern Family Fun says
I love the medals – My girls will love making these. We cannot wait to watch the Olympics!
These are adorable! I love salt dough, it’s so easy to make. I love the glittery touch, very pretty!
Cathi Crismon says
Oh my goodness! I haven’t made salt dough in ages. This is such an awesome craft for so many occasions.
Dana J. says
How many salt dough medals does one get when you use the above recipe?