Everyone receives a gold medal this week at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix. Art Studio Manager John Bomhoff shares instructions.
Ages: 5 and above.
Yellow cardstock paper or cardboard
3” plastic lid to trace a circle on paper
Yarn cut in 28” lengths
Place the plastic lid on the paper and trace around it. Cut out the circle.
Using the markers, write your name on the circle. Then decorate it. You can write or draw pictures of things you are good at on the medal.
Add glitter if you wish.
Punch a hole in the top. Thread the yarn through the hole and tie it off to make a necklace.
Wear your medal proudly.
Only a very few people can become Olympic gold medal winners. However, everyone excels at something and this project promotes building self-esteem by focusing on your child’s strengths. It also provides an opportunity to discuss winning and losing with your child. No one can win all the time and part of growing up is learning how to deal with losing, even when you have tried your best. Even though the Olympic gold is awarded for first place, silver for second, and bronze for third place, we honor all the athletes for giving it their all.
About the Children’s Museum of Phoenix
The mission of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix is to engage the minds, muscles and imaginations of children and the grown-ups who care about them. With hands-on, interactive exhibits designed for children ages birth to 10, the Museum focuses on learning through play, with emphasis on early childhood education and school-readiness.
The Children’s Museum of Phoenix is located at 215 N. 7th St. in downtown Phoenix, at the southeast corner of Seventh Street and Van Buren in the historic Monroe School Building. In 2011, it was named one of the “10 Best Children’s Museums” by Parents magazine.