Olympic Torch Craft

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Wow I can’t believe it is Olympic time again! The Olympic Torch is one of my all time favorite crafts to do with the kids because it is easy to make and is a great prop for pretend play.

olympic torch craft
The silver paint on this is so sparkly I keep on forgetting what I am doing…yep, shiny things distract me…

To make this craft we used our homemade dyed coffee filters, a paper roll, paint, and glue. It took less than 15 minutes to make the entire torch and the kids were still playing with them when it came time for bed!

olympic torch craft The only real trick to making the Olympic Torch is to place glue inside the tube and in between every layer of tissue paper. It doesn’t take much to hold together for a while. I would also suggest using a sturdy paper roll tube for this craft. The one that I used came from a roll of garbage bags and was a lot thicker than the typical toilet paper roll. 

Olympic Torch Craft

We made one Olympic torch in gold and one in silver. I am in love with the way they both turned out. I usually am not very impressed with glitter paints and I have to say I am absolutely in love with this line of paint from Martha Stewart

olympic torch craft

Olympic Torch Craft:

Olympic Torch Craft

Olympic Torch Craft

A fun way to incorporate pretend play into your child's day!


  • Tissue Paper
  • Paper Roll
  • Glue
  • Glitter Paint
  • Paint Brushes


  1. Paint the Paper Roll with Glitter Paint
  2. Line the inside of the Paper Roll with a glue circle.
  3. Make a cone with the first color of Tissue Paper.
  4. Repeat steps of glue and tissue paper until all paper is used.
  5. Let dry and play!


Craft items provided by Oriental Trading:

Adapted from Oriental Trading

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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