Olympic Torch Craft

  • 01 of 06

    Make a Colorful Olympic Torch

    Make a Colorful Olympic Torch
    Instructions 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.


    Materials Needed:


    • Paper Towel Roll
    • Paint (optional)
    • Tissue Paper (red, orange, and yellow)
    • Cellophane Tape
    • Craft Glue or School Glue
    • Paint Brush (optional)
    • Scissors

    Now we can...MORE begin....


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  • 02 of 06

    Cutting Your Tissue Paper

    Cutting Your Tissue Paper to Make an Olympic Torch Craft
    Cutting Your Tissue Paper.
    First, 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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  • 03 of 06

    Arranging Your Tissue Paper

    Arranging Your Tissue Paper
    Arranging Your Tissue Paper.
    Lay 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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  • 04 of 06

    Taping Your Tissue Paper

    Taping Your Tissue Paper
    Taping Your Tissue Paper.
    Tape 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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  • 05 of 06

    Gathering Your Tissue Paper

    Gathering Your Tissue Paper
    Gathering Your Tissue Paper.
    Loosely 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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  • 06 of 06

    Finishing Your Olympic Torch

    Finishing Your Olympic Torch
    Finishing Your Olympic Torch.
    Using 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!