Making Kids' Award Medals

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March 30, 2020

Kids' Award Medals - finished medalsDo you have little kids at home that you are now homeschooling as well? To spice it up and make outdoor activities fun you could make obstacle courses/games for free time, PE time, and outdoor time. And, to make it more fun, I made these award "medals" for them from plastic coffee lids, some paint, stickers, and ribbon.


Total Time: 15 minutes + drying time


  • plastic coffee lid
  • acrylic paint + paintbrush
  • stickers
  • glue stick
  • ribbon
  • scissors
  • construction paper number (or stickers)
Kids' Award Medals - supplies


  1. Paint your plastic coffee lid with a color of your choice. Since I'm making this as a "gold medal", I painted the lids yellow. Allow to dry.
  2. Kids' Award Medals - plastic cup lids
    Kids' Award Medals - bottle of acrylic paint to paint the lids yellow
  3. Determine if you want to do 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, etc - depending how many kids you have. But I just made both 1st place. They'll just be 1st place since the course will be by age group and they're different ages to make it simple. :) I had scrapbook paper with 1s on it so I cut those out and glued them down. If you don't have scrapbook paper with numbers, you can print your own, find numbers in a magazine, use stickers, paint numbers, or draw the numbers out with a Sharpie/marker.
  4. Kids' Award Medals - scrapbook paper with the number 1 cut and glued to the top of the lids once paint dried

  5. Optional - Decorate the medal. I used assorted star stickers.
  6. Kids' Award Medals - star stickers as an optional decoration
    Kids' Award Medals - more stickers added
  7. Cut ribbon, thread through the hole, and knot. (Be sure to make the ribbon longer than usual so your child can pull it over their head easily as well as take it off easily). This award medal could also double as an indoor play pretend accessory prop.
  8. Kids' Award Medals - cut ribbon and thread through the hole and knot
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