Over the last couple of weeks we have designed and made our own versions of the medals for the London 2012 Olympics.
We started by looking at a variety of medal designs from past Olympics before creating unique designs for our own medals. Once the designs were complete we cut out a medal shape from plasticine, engraving a mirror image of our design into the top of the medal. Writing words like London 2012 backwards proved to be the biggest challenge!
Once the moulds were complete we were then able to pour a cast into our mould, which then became the embossed medal. We finished them off by painting the medals gold, silver or bronze, and attaching a ribbon so that we can proudly show them off! Have a look at some of our finished products below.