With all the fever of the upcoming extra-long weekend for the Queen’s Jubilee in addition to the London 2012 Olympic Torch run through the Borough, I couldn’t help but think of some activities for the children to do with items we have around the house.
Today we made our own Olympic torch craft. It is very easy to make, doesn’t take long, and worked great with all the kids from 18 months to 10 years.
We used the following for our Olympic Torch Craft:
-a knitting yarn spool, but an empty paper towel roll would do.
-a page from a newspaper
-orange cellophane wrap, or red/yellow
Take a strip of tin foil and place it ‘shiny’ side down on the table and roll the tube diagonally into the foil and tuck the ends of the foil gently into the ends of the roll. Add a little clear tape to the final seam if it’s needed.
Place a little bit of white glue around the inside lip of the large end of the tube.
Take the piece of newspaper and give it a good crumple.
Place the newspaper into a square of cellophane and bring the sides and corners up around the ‘ball’, leaving the corners sticking up.
Tuck this ball into the big end of the tube and give the cellophane ends a little crumple to give the ‘flame’ more texture.
And away you go!
As you can see, it was a real ‘winner’ with everyone!
The day of the Torch Relay came and our children were out with their torches.
Unfortunately, the torch wasn’t being run down the road- this is all we saw:
It was a great disappointment, but we had fun making the torches anyway!