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Make a Colorful Olympic TorchInstructions for making an olympic torch for your own backyard Olympic games.
- Age Guideline: 3 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Paper Towel Roll
- Paint (optional)
- Tissue Paper (red, orange, and yellow)
- Cellophane Tape
- Craft Glue or School Glue
- Paint Brush (optional)
Now we can... begin....
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Cutting Your Tissue PaperFirst, paint the paper towel roll if you like. Set it aside to dry.
Cut two pieces from each color of tissue paper into the shape shown here. The finished size should be about 8-inches tall by 12-inches wide.
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Arranging Your Tissue PaperLay each piece of tissue paper down on top of each other as shown here. Each piece will have approximately 1/4 of an inch sticking out along the straight edge.
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Taping Your Tissue PaperTape along the bottom of the tissue paper to help hold it in place for the next step. Be very generous with the tape!
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Gathering Your Tissue PaperLoosely roll the tissue so it forms a circle with the yellow on the outside and the red on the inside. Gather in together along the bottom, straight edge, and tape.
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Finishing Your Olympic TorchUsing a generous amount of glue, stick the taped end of your flame into one of the ends of the paper towel roll. Let the glue dry, fluff up and spread out your flames a little bit, and you have your very own Olympic torch!