- Gather your materials. You will need a paper towel roll, some red paint, orange tissue paper, aluminum foil , glue, scissors and a paint brush.
- Start by painting your torch red.
- While your child is painting rip the aluminum foil into small pieces, if you are doing this with an older child they can use scissors to make pretty designs like the real torch!
- Spread your glue on the top half of the roll.
- Add your aluminum foil.
- While your child does that cut your tissue paper into flames.
- Add glue on the inside and stuff your tissue paper flames inside.
One Little, Two Little says
I absolutely love your blog and the many creative ideas you have shared. Thank you!
Do tell–what did your grandmother medal in? That is REALLY cool!
Wish I knew of some Olympics books!
Nicole- She won a silver medal in the 4x100m relay, thanks for asking!
tanya (jordyn's mama) says
So cool about your grandma, Allison. But if your grandma is Hilda Strike, she won TWO Olympic silver medals, the other one for the 100m race! Read about it here http://www.cshof.ca/hm_profile.php?i=101
Tanya (jordyn's mama) says
Oops…it just occurred to me that there were 3 other teammates for the 4x100m race. Sorry! 😉
My grandma was Mary Frizzell one of the other three 🙂 I hyper linked her page from the BC sports hall of fame in the original post ! Just click on the word Grandma if you are interested 🙂
I wish I could find more books about the Olympics too. However, the two I have now are Tacky and the Winter Games by Helen Lester and Santa’s Reindeer games by Smantha Berger. We also always incorporate the Tortoise and the Hare in our Olympics unit.
“G is for Gold Medal” is a new book that is pretty good! It has a lot of text, but also shorter, rhyming sections that work well for reading it to younger children. I’m going to use it during my Olympics activities week at my house:
Thank you so much – I will check it out asap! There are so few good kids books about the Olympics.