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.
You will need:
Empty toilet paper rolls or a paper towel roll that you can cut in two
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.
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
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