Easy Olympic Medals Craft

Who tears up when watching the medals ceremony? Only me? The medal ceremony can be a moving part of the Olympic games and I feel a sense of pride when I hear the Australian Anthem played and the Australia flag being raised.

As I’ve said before, when I do craft with my girls, it has to be easy. The mess should be minimal – although that’s wishful thinking because the mess is very rarely minimal! I also like to use what I have on hand in the craft box and recyclables from packaged food we’ve consumed.

This Olympic medals craft uses recyclable lids and ribbon. It helps little kids understand the ‘prizes’ at the Olympic games. This craft is not as messy at it looks and I explain why in the instructions.

olympic medal craft

Fun For

  • Olympics education
  • Colour differentiation
  • Fine motor skills
  • Imaginative play
  • Just for Fun


  • 3 mini-tub ice-cream or pre-made icing lids (only 2 are pictured below)
  • Gold, Silver and Orange Glitter (if you really don’t want to do glitter you can use paint or even washi tape)
  • Craft glue
  • Paint brush
  • Ribbon (recycle ribbon from presents for this craft)
  • Sticky tape
  • Scissors
olympic medals craft


1. Grab the lid and pour some glue into the middle (ensure the lip of the lid is facing up to prevent the glue escaping the lid). Use the paintbrush to brush the glue to the edges of the lid.
2. Sprinkle glitter all over the glue. The lid lip will prevent glitter going everywhere.
3. Shake off the excess glitter onto a piece of paper.
4. Cut ribbon to desired length for the medal.
5. Use sticky tape to fasten the ribbon to the back of the lid.
6. Medals are ready to be worn with pride or used as ‘prizes’ for backyard games.
easy olympic medal craft
olympic medals craft
excess glitter
olympic medal ribbon
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The glitter stays in place on these lids because of the lip. I tend to stay away from glitter when crafting with my girls, but this activity had minimal glitter mess. You may need to guide your little one’s hand as they shake the glitter out though.

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