Mint Your Own Coin
What To Do
Create Your Piece Of History
1 Your coin is going to represent something about you. Think about the information youíll include. What place will your coin represent? Your school? Your town? What images reflect something about you or where you live? Do you have a motto or wise saying that you like? What would all these things tell about you? What do they tell about the time and place in which you live? Write down some of your ideas and sketch your images on a piece of paper. (Remember, your coin has two sides to work with!)
2 Use a cup to trace a circle on a piece of cardboard or sturdy construction paper. Use a cup to trace a circle on a piece of cardboard or sturdy construction paper. a circle
3 Along the edge of the circle, write the place where your coin was made. Then write the year your coin was made. Along the edge of the circle, write the place where your coin was made. Then write the year your coin was made.
4 Draw a picture to represent you or where you live. It could be an important place, event, or symbol. Draw a picture to represent you or where you live. It could be an important place, event, or symbol.
5 Cut out the circle with scissors. Cut out the circle with scissors.
6 Draw a picture of a place or a building on the back side of the coin. You might also want to include a motto in small letters. Draw a picture of a place or a building on the back side of the coin. You might also want to include a motto in small letters.
7 Color in both sides as if the coin is metal, and you're done!
Color in both sides as if the coin is metal, and you're done! front back

Try This: Carve A Coin

Take a close look at a coin in your pocket and youíll see itís not actually flat. Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters have a unique thickness. They also have different textures and patterns around the edges. Use sculpy to make a more realistic, three-dimensional model of your coin. First, work on your coinís size, thickness, and textures. Then use toothpicks to carve the words and images into the surface.