February 7, 2014

Olympic Torch craft for kids

I quite enjoy watching the Olympics and wanted to share that joy with my kids.  I tried to figure out ways to get them excited about it, but they really don’t have any experience with what the Olympics are.  So this week, I channelled my inner crafty mom and pulled together some items I had around the house and we made Olympic torches.

Olympic torch craft

You will need:

Empty toilet paper rolls or a paper towel roll that you can cut in two
Aluminium foil
Red and yellow napkins or tissue paper


Wrap the toilet paper roll in aluminium foil.  Fold in the loose edges.  Layer the napkins, red, yellow then red again.  Pinch it in the middle, flick your wrist (like you do when putting tissue paper in a gift bag) and put the ‘flame’ in the toilet paper roll.  Voilà…you have an easy peasy Olympic torch.

Homemade Olympic torch

So far, we’ve had their friends stationed around the house and they’ve passed the torch to each other.  They’ve also had an Olympic torch race in the snow.   They seem to be getting a bit of Olympic fever.  I’m so glad that the games have officially begun.  Let’s go team Canada!  #WeAreWinter

We are winter


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  1. Great Craft! Thank you for sharing!

    Angie from
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  2. I love crafts like this- fun, simple, and usually stuff we have in the house!

  3. This is great!! I just did a lesson with my 7yr old on the Olympics. This is a great add on to that! Thanks! #sitsblogging

  4. Such a fun idea! My kids are little too young to be in to the Olympics this time around, but in two years they’ll be ready.

  5. What a sweet idea! I love crafty moms 🙂

  6. That’s a really cute idea! I know when I had a daycare (many moons ago) we would do Olympic crafts and activities, like making medals and having little competitions. I see you have quite the winter, and I’m guessing you like it. I live in northeast PA, where we get some snow every winter, but we are being blasted this winter. I’ve had enough of it, that’s for sure! But it sounds like you’re getting away from it for a little while, too, so enjoy! Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • We’re officially desperate to get away from winter’s icy hand, at least for a little bit. Seriously Barb, I can’t wait to warm up my bones. How did you deal with getting blasted this winter in PA? I hope you and your family were ok.

  7. I love it! What a fun Olympic themed craft!

  8. What a perfect little craft. Cute, easy, and educational too. Well done!

  9. I love this! What a perfect way to get the kids involved with such an awesome event. They’ll grow up looking forward to and loving the Olympics!!

    • That’s our plan Cathi. Even without them knowing it, we’ve been planting seeds as they watch about the importance of working hard at whatever you choose to do. They’re only 3 and 5, so I find it’s sometimes easier to instil our values when we’re sitting side by side and having fun.

  10. I am not crafty but I think even I could do this one. Thanks so much for a very clever idea.

  11. So stinking cute!

  12. What a cute craft! Love the idea of getting the kids excited for the Olympics.

  13. So adorable! <3 http://www.sweetanddownlow.com #SITSblogging

  14. Very cute and easy. We haven’t been watching the Olympics, though. Not sure why…

  15. That’s such a cute idea for getting your children in the spirit of the Olympics!

  16. Awwwww. Your little torch holders are the cutest ever! : ). What a fun craft to do. I haven’t watched any of them yet, but I plan on catching up this weekend.

  17. Aww this is a great idea, and so much fun too 🙂

  18. Looks like you had lots of fun! Love to have you link up with me @costours.blogspot.com

  19. What a fantabulosa idea, I like the cute fun pics heheh!

  20. such a cute idea I have pinned it

  21. Love it! I think I’ll be doing this with my kids this week 🙂

    • Thanks Elizabeth, I think your kids will like their torches. My kiddies are now getting their stuffed animals to carry their torches around the house, it’s totally cute.


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