Make an Olympic Torch


The Olympic torch is a widely-recognised symbol of the Olympic games with its origins going back to Ancient Greece, when a fire was kept burning throughout the games.

Olympic torch craft

Olympic Torch Instructions

You will need:

An empty small drink bottle
Aluminium foil
Red/yellow/orange paper
Sticky tape.
Sand paper

Cut the bottom from the drinks bottle and discard. You may need to smooth the edges for young children. Wrap the bottle in aluminium foil, tape down any loose edges. You now have your torch.

olympic torch instructions

To make the flame, cut flame shaped pieces from the paper and tape to the inside of the torch starting with small pieces at the edge and getting bigger as you work in.

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