To make him feel more positive about school sports events I decided that we would celebrate the fact that he has participated in the running races. If he did this in a positive manner he would attend an awards ceremony when he got home (he so wanted to attend). There he would be given a special sunshine medal, an award for children who ran races with happy smiles on their faces at school sports events (I made that up).
Firstly I made him a medal certificate and laminated it. I used Custom Medal Maker to make a medal certificate like this to go with his medal.
|This is an example I worded it |
differently, using the child's name etc.
Things you need:
1 plastic buckle
1 metre or less of ribbon
1 curtain ring
Jovi modelling clay
1 hacksaw blade
A glue gun
Acrylic gold paint
Acrylic black paint
2 Paint brushes
Water based varnish
Glass for cutting circle
|To start with you need a belt buckle|
and some ribbon...
|Using only the blade of the hacksaw, saw the|
bar at each then remove it
|Now it's ready for inserting and|
gluing the clay medal onto it. I set the
clay medal from underneath the buckle,
not on top it was tidier that way
|I used an old clay cookie stamp to|
press into the clay to make the
|I found store bought clay was the best |
for neatness of shape. Though I did try
making my own clay but it didn't retain
the sunshine print as well...
|Roll the clay out to the thickness needed. |
Then cut out a circle shape with a glass.
Next press the cookie stamp firmly onto
| I tried out the stamp a few times until|
I got the perfect sunshine impression
|Dry the clay shapes. I used the oven I|
didn't have time to wait...
|Paint the hardened clay gold and|
then varnish when dry...
|When varnish is dry paint the clay medal|
black using a dry brush
|Next wipe off the excess black paint off|
with a handy towel or cloth. Buff then re-varnish
|Clay medal glued onto the buckle surround|
using the glue gun...
|A vintage brass curtain ring to glue onto|
the back to attach the strap to...
|Curtain ring glued on|
|Now cut your ribbon to length. Sew the |
ribbon using a straight stitch and a zipper foot
so you can stitch close to the ring
|The sunshine medal finished|
|The 'sunshine medal' ceremony|