The Winter Olympics are upon us again, and if you’re like us, you’ve always wanted to be a part of it! Here is a quick craft that will make you feel like you are there, ready to witness all of the amazing things that happen at the Olympics. Follow along to make your doll her very own 2022 Olympic torch!!
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Step 1: Begin by laying your two poster board colors back to back and hot gluing a section near the edge together. It needs to be about 12 inches by 2.5 inches.
Once the glue has set, cut out a strip through both layers that is approximately 12-13 by 2.5 inches.
Going about half way, trim off about half an inch off of either long side. Save these scraps.
Step 2: Beginning at one untrimmed corner, gently wrap the double-sided strip of poster board around the dowel. Keep the silver side to the outside. Wind it all the way on, and try turning each end of your paper in the opposite direction so as to get the most amount of curl into your paper. (We tried doing this by hand but without something smooth to wind on, the poster board came out with tons of bends and creases in it, so we feel like the dowel is necessary.)
Once it is curled nicely, slide it off of the dowel.
Step 3: The curling process probably made your hot glue come unglued, like it did ours, but that’s ok. We just needed it there to hold it mostly in place so the two papers would curl more evenly than if we left them unglued.
Now that they are curled, we’ll begin gluing the papers into a tube that is slightly cone-shaped. We began at the bottom. Curl it tightly at the bottom so as to fit it into your doll’s hand. As we went we re-glued the silver and red poster board together again in some places, and we also trimmed off some excess paper that was sticking out so the white side of the paper wouldn’t show as much. Try to make this a swirly shape with the bigger, open end not completely attached.
We decided to trim some of the length off of ours. You’ll want your torch to be about 9 inches long when done.
Step 4: Once you are happy with the shape, you may want to glue a leftover strip of the red poster board to the outside of your torch, like we did. You can follow the lines of the edges of your paper, or wrap around more times to give more little peeks of red.
Step 5: Now take small torn off sections of the orange and yellow tissue paper (don’t cut it - you don’t want smooth, straight edges) and arrange them into a sort of bouquet, or flame shape.
Hot glue your flame into the top of your torch, and you are finished!
Now your doll can take part in the opening ceremonies herself! Or you could make more than one and your dolls could have a torch relay. What a neat event to be a part of!!
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