Olympic Torch Craft

One of my favorite things to do is to watch the Olympics. In fact, I am watching the olympics as I type this today! Summer or winter, I am so in awe at the athleticism and camaraderie. Using the Olympic games as our inspiration, our groups created a torch craft that was so adorable, fun, and easy to do. I loved how simple it was to grade this activity up or down depending on the age and skill level of the child. Try it out, post it, and tag me to check it out!

Here is what you need:

  1. paper plates
  2. red/orange/yellow tissue paper
  3. tape
  4. glue stick
  5. stickers/markers

First, have your child roll the paper plate. This is a wonderful fine motor dexterity activity! For some kids, it will be easier to do this after you demonstrate it. Second, tape the plate to create the base of the torch. Thirdly, place some glue on the inside opening on one end of the plate. After, tear and crumple up tissue paper and stick it to the glue. Lastly, decorate the base with stickers and markers, or even paint!

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