Directions to make a really cool
Olympic torch that lights up. My kids and I made this when we
participated in the Relay for LIfe. The theme was the Olympics and
each team needed a torch. Give it a try your kids will love it.
Directions to make an Olympic
1 liter Coke bottle rinsed with label
1 LED tealight (this can be
purchased at your local craft store)
Empty paper towel tube
Construction paper in desired theme
colors as well as a sheet of red, orange and white.
Electrical tape to match color of
Ribbons, self-adhesive letters or
anything else to use for decoration make sure it is in theme colors.
Step One Create Chalice
Cut the Coke bottle in half at the
bottom of the label. Start at the top of the
bottle and make 8
even cuts down the sides of the bottle. Stop one finger-width
before the label indent. Use the scissor to round off the top of
each of the 8 tabs you just cut. Firmly curl the top of each tab outward and
down toward the bottle.
Step Two Create Handle
Cover the paper towel tube by tightly
wrapping it with the construction paper and securing it with glue.
Decorate it with ribbon, words etc...
Fit the handle into the bottom of
your chalice and tape it in place with electrical tape.
Step Three Create Flame
Get out the red, orange and white
construction paper and cut out a flame (See sample below). Place
the flame inside the chalice, they should stay in place or you could use
a bit of clear tape to secure them. Add the LED tealight.
You may want to use a glue dot to secure the light when you are ready to
use it. The switch for the tealight is usually on the bottom so
you have to wait to turn it on before you can secure it if desired.
I did not secure my flame or tealight and it worked fine.