Here’s a quick and easy way to create your own super cool Summer Learning Challenge Medal so that you can celebrate in style!
Foil embossing is a simple technique that school-aged kids and adults alike can use, and combined with the bright colors of the Sharpies, the finished product shines and impresses just like a real medal. Create your own design or use the one we’ve given in this tutorial.
• Aluminum Foil
• Small piece of Carboard, cut into a circle, medallion size
• Glue stick or Elmer’s glue
• Sharpies – any colors
• Tape or stapler or wire* for attaching ribbon to medallion
*If you have jewelry wire nearby, get a more authentic look to your medallion by curling a piece of wire into a loop, then inserting it through a hole in the top of the cardboard
Cut out your cardboard circle for your medallion.
Draw your design onto your cardboard circle and use your glue stick to glue yarn onto the lines of your design.
Apply liberal amount of glue onto the cardboard around the design, and attach foil on top of the yarn to cover the medallion.
Emboss or press around the shape to create a raised image.
Once you have your shape nice and cleanly embossed, color in your design with permanent markers. Sharpies work the best!
Measure some ribbon around your neck to size your medallion.
Tape, staple or use a hole punch and wire to attach the ribbon to your medal.
And you’re finished! Now you can let everyone know you completed Richland Library’s Summer Learning Challenge! Snap a photo and share on social media using #ilearnbecause.
Like creating stuff? Find more great Summer Learning Challenge activities for all ages, here.