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Maker Monday: Glowing Olympic Torch

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Sally Quinn
February05/ 2018

We’re just days away from the 2018 Winter Olympics! To help build excitement, we’ve created a fun selection of Maker Monday Olympic activities over the past few weeks. Check out our speeding Luge Racers, the Action Skaters, and the no-sew Skater Skirt.

This week, we’re looking at the opening ceremonies with a Glowing Olympic Torch so kids can join the procession at home in front of the TV.

Most materials can be found at home or picked up at the dollar store.

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Cardboard tube

Tissue paper in red, orange and yellow

Aluminum foil


Glue gun

Cupcake paper cup

Battery-operated tea light

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Cover the cardboard tube with aluminum foil. Apply a ring of glue inside the top of the cardboard tube. Insert the cupcake paper cup.

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Cut two 5-inch squares from each tissue paper color. Stack the colors from red to orange to yellow, rotating each square and applying a drop of glue in between each layer.

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Apply glue in the center of the cupcake paper cup. Fold up the layered tissue squares and insert into the paper cup. Fluff the tissue apart to create the flames.

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Switch on the tea light and set inside the paper flames. Dim the lights and hold your glowing torch high!

For more Maker Monday projects and other fun stuff for kids, visit the Kidsburgh Activities page.

Sally Quinn

Sally Quinn is an award-winning writer and editor who has been covering her favorite city for more than 20 years. She welcomes comments and story ideas for Kidsburgh.

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