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Roman Coins Craft

Monday, October 21st, 2013


If you are studying Ancient Rome or the time when Christ walked the earth, you can make this Roman coins craft with your children.

You will need the following items:

  • white self-hardening clay
  • wax paper or plastic placemat
  • rolling pin
  • toothpick, butter knife, or sculpting tool
  • lid of a bottle
  • metal spatula
  • gold spray paint
  • newspaper
  • a copper leafing pen


Start by rolling the white self-hardening clay out with a rolling pin. It helps if you have wax paper or a plastic placemat under it. With a bottle cap, stamp out some coins. If you want larger coins and smaller coins, you could use 2 or 3 different sizes of lids. Just look in your refrigerator, and take a lid off something.


Grab a toothpick, a butter knife, or a sculpting tool and carve a picture of Caesar on your coins. Using a metal spatula, remove each coin and place on wax paper to dry for 2 days.


Spray paint the coins a gold color. Let dry for a day. With the copper leafing pen (which I bought at Fred Meyer for a couple of dollars), color the top of the coin, so that the grooves are lighter than the top of the coin. Let it dry. You are now finished with your coins, and you can play with them.


You can use this Roman coins craft to illustrate many Scriptures referring to coins:

  • The widow who put in 2 mites to the coin collection at the Temple, and Jesus said that she had given more than anyone else because she gave everything she had.
  • The woman who lost a coin and swept her entire house to find it, and was overjoyed when it was found. That’s how the angels rejoice when a person is saved.
  • Any number of times that Jesus talked about money. The love of money is the root of all evil, and the rich young ruler couldn’t be saved because he loved money more than Jesus.

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