February 02, 2022

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How To Make A Doll Sized Olympic Torch

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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Supplies:

  • Silver and red metallic poster board or scrapbook paper
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • 1/2 inch dowel (or other similarly sized cylindrical object)
  • Orange and yellow tissue paper (you only need scraps)




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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100 Comments

Janice
Janice

February 08, 2022

My favorite is figure skating!!

designdreamer
designdreamer

February 07, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport to watch is figure skating . . . . .. and slalom. . . .and speed skating . . …and ski jumping . . . . and, and You expect me to pick one?!?!

ashley
ashley

February 06, 2022

figure skating

Beverley
Beverley

February 06, 2022

I love watching the figure skating!

Vicki
Vicki

February 06, 2022

My favorite to watch would be the ice skating.

Anne Cox-Espenlaub
Anne Cox-Espenlaub

February 05, 2022

My favorite Olympic sport is figure skating.

Linda
Linda

February 05, 2022

Bobsledding and figure skating are my favorites! I know very different lol. I like the teamwork it takes to bobsled and I like the intricacies of figure skating so graceful!

Christine
Christine

February 05, 2022

I love to watch every event but the ice skating is the most graceful and beautiful!

Patricia A. Stegall
Patricia A. Stegall

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport is Ice Skating. It’s graceful and the costumes are lovely too.

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Donna
Donna

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport to watch is downhill skiing.!

Cath
Cath

February 04, 2022

IMHO you can’t beat the figure skating, so graceful.

Denise Amrich
Denise Amrich

February 04, 2022

Figure skating is my favorite winter sport because it’s so graceful and beautiful and the costumes are amazing.

Ma
Ma

February 04, 2022

Figure skating and curling are my two favorites.

Dorothy
Dorothy

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport is ice skating. The skaters are amazing!

Linda
Linda

February 04, 2022

Always the ice skating!!! Thanks

Carol Ellis
Carol Ellis

February 04, 2022

I do particularly like to watch the ice skating and ice dancing, But when the US Ice Hockey team was playing the Russians, I lived in New England where one of the players on the US team was a college hockey star considered too small to play in the pros, the Olympic hockey games were covered extensively. And I loved it1 I’ve enjoyed watching Olympic hockey ever since.

Joanne
Joanne

February 04, 2022

Women’s Figure Skating

Ivana
Ivana

February 04, 2022

Figure Skating is my favorite Olympic sport during the winter Olympics. Men or women’s they’re both fun to watch.

jackie
jackie

February 04, 2022

My favorite Winter Olympic sport is figure skating. However, my favorite part of the figure skating is the ice dancing. It is so romatic.

Cheryl
Cheryl

February 04, 2022

My favourite winter olympic sports are curling and all figure skating competitions.

Grace C-A
Grace C-A

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport is women’s figure skating (followed by partner skating).

Toni C
Toni C

February 04, 2022

Been a fan of figure skating for more than 50 years (Carol Heiss, Peggy Fleming, Janet Lynn, Dorothy Hamill…), but I also like pairs (the Militanos, Bablilonia/Gardner…) and later ice dancing (Torvill/Dean…sigh).

Diane
Diane

February 04, 2022

My favorite olympic sport to watch is figure skating.

Leslie Yeaton (Koepke)
Leslie Yeaton (Koepke)

February 04, 2022

I love Snowboarding!

Renee B.
Renee B.

February 04, 2022

My favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch is Figure Skating, but I like to watch downhill skiing, bobsled luge, ski jump and anything that makes me gasp! Whoa, how did they not get hurt? The speed that those downhill skiers go on those ice-snow slopes! Yikes. Go USA and Canada! :) :)

Debora
Debora

February 04, 2022

I love the snowboard half pipe because it’s just so AMAZING!! I also love the figure skating for the strength and grace they show.

Deb H
Deb H

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter sport to watch would be both gymnastics and figure skating.

Christie
Christie

February 04, 2022

I love all of the winter sports, but my top two favourites are figure skating and ice hockey. Curling is really fun too! Ooh and snowboarding…okay, I can’t pick!

Barb Pratt
Barb Pratt

February 04, 2022

Figure skating is my favorite winter sport.

Sharon B.
Sharon B.

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter sport to watch is ice skating, although I love to watch downhill skiing as well!

Susan
Susan

February 04, 2022

My favorite Olympic sport is the figure skating competition. Their skating attire is so beautiful, as well.

Linda C
Linda C

February 04, 2022

I always loved gymnastics and figure skating !

BevM
BevM

February 04, 2022

Real women’s figure skating.

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

February 04, 2022

My favorite olympic winter sport is figure skating

Barb
Barb

February 04, 2022

My favorite Winter Olympic Sport to watch is the ice skating, whether it is the figure skating or the couples skating it is all so graceful and moving.

Gail
Gail

February 04, 2022

My favorirte Olympic sport to watch is figure skating.

Sewbig
Sewbig

February 04, 2022

Individual figure skating

Sandra Lyons
Sandra Lyons

February 04, 2022

I have never really been into watching the Olympics but I have watched Hockey as it’s my favorite sport.

Cathy
Cathy

February 04, 2022

ice skating

Lori Wrenn
Lori Wrenn

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter olympic sports is the 4 man bob sledding. Teamwork!

Janet
Janet

February 04, 2022

My favorite is the figure skating! But I also enjoy watching the snowboarding, skiing, and the luge (not sure how to spell that.

Grace
Grace

February 04, 2022

Ice skating!

Violetta
Violetta

February 04, 2022

My favorite Olympic sport is figure skating.

Gina Reiley
Gina Reiley

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport is curling. It’s so much fun!!

Kathleen Nelson
Kathleen Nelson

February 04, 2022

My favorite winter sport is figure skating, but I also enjoy watching the skiing events, especially the slalom.

Ksenia Gutzke
Ksenia Gutzke

February 03, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport was luge sled and ski jumping.

Summer
Summer

February 03, 2022

I think snowboarding is awesome and it started in the year I was born

Amy Shippy
Amy Shippy

February 03, 2022

I think ice skate is really neat to watch!

Patricia
Patricia

February 03, 2022

Figure Skating and snowboarding!

Debra
Debra

February 03, 2022

My favorites are figure skating and snowboarding! I LOVE the olympics both winter and summer. Probably because I am not at all athletically inclined so I am amazed at what these athletes can do! GO USA!!!!

Amy
Amy

February 03, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport to watch used to be the couples skating before it became so seductive like, now I prefer the regular figure skating instead.

Monica
Monica

February 03, 2022

I’m not coordinated enough to do any winter sport! However, the Winter Olympics are my favorite. While I don’t really get curling, I do like all of the other events. From the fearlessness of the skaters to the grace of the skiers and the sheer audacity of anyone who slides of the ice, I love these events. Go USA!!

Cynthia
Cynthia

February 03, 2022

My favorite is skiing and skating events.

Laurie
Laurie

February 03, 2022

Favorite Winter Olympic Sport to watch is figure skating.

sheila
sheila

February 03, 2022

my favorite is the ice skating

Susan Biles
Susan Biles

February 03, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport is figure skating.

peggy
peggy

February 03, 2022

Like everyone else, I like the ice skating. I really enjoy the snow boarding too!

Marilyn
Marilyn

February 03, 2022

I enjoy figure skating.
Marilyn

jennifer
jennifer

February 03, 2022

ice
shaking.

Mary Lou Negard
Mary Lou Negard

February 03, 2022

Figure skating

Lauri Sammartano
Lauri Sammartano

February 03, 2022

My favorite sport to watch during the Winter Olympics is a toss up between curling and women’s ice hockey!

Ann
Ann

February 03, 2022

My favorite winter sport to watch is ice skating

Crystal
Crystal

February 03, 2022

My favorite winter sport is ice skating.

Carol
Carol

February 03, 2022

Figure skating.

Marti Rouby
Marti Rouby

February 03, 2022

ice skating!

geri
geri

February 03, 2022

Ice skating of all kinds.

S.C.
S.C.

February 03, 2022

Figure skating!!!

Julie Breckel
Julie Breckel

February 03, 2022

I love watching the Winter Olympics, especially the ice skating and ski sports.

F king
F king

February 03, 2022

My favorite olympic sport is curling

Dorothy
Dorothy

February 03, 2022

My favorite sport is the figure skating because it is so graceful.

Helena
Helena

February 03, 2022

Ice dancing!

Sandra Stuckless
Sandra Stuckless

February 03, 2022

Figure skating and ice dance, every time!!

Eileen
Eileen

February 03, 2022

Ice skating is magical :-)

Tamara
Tamara

February 03, 2022

I love to watch figure skating!

anita
anita

February 03, 2022

Snowboarding for sure!! :-)

Cristy Estep
Cristy Estep

February 03, 2022

My favorite event is Ice skating!

Tuuli
Tuuli

February 03, 2022

Curling!

Rachel
Rachel

February 03, 2022

My favorite Olympic sport to watch is the sledding.

S
S

February 03, 2022

My favorite winter sport is speed skating.

Sharon
Sharon

February 03, 2022

ice skating is my fav!

Debbie
Debbie

February 03, 2022

Ice skating!

Rebecca
Rebecca

February 03, 2022

I love to watch the bobsledding events.

Gwyn
Gwyn

February 03, 2022

Snowboarding and ice dancing!!

Sparkle
Sparkle

February 03, 2022

Slopestyle snow boarding is amazing! My second favorite is curling.

Kate
Kate

February 03, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport is the luge. I love thrillers

Donna M
Donna M

February 03, 2022

I love figure skating

Janice
Janice

February 03, 2022

I love to watch the hockey at the Olympics, but my favorite is curling!

Ellen
Ellen

February 03, 2022

My favorite winter Olympic sport is ice skating, including ice dancing. The skaters are so talented, love their routines, love the costumes! Glancing through the other posts, I can see I am not alone!

Elaine L
Elaine L

February 03, 2022

I love to watch most of the Olympics. Figure skating has always been a favorite but I find myself watching more of the skiing, luge, bobsled and others like that now.

Candy
Candy

February 03, 2022

What is your favorite Winter Olympic Sport to watch? Number one has always been ice skating including figure, racing and hockey. Others I enjoy include curling, lunge, skiing, etc. Winter Olympics takes a lot of my time.

Holly
Holly

February 03, 2022

Figure skating

APRIL
APRIL

February 03, 2022

My favorite Olympic sports to watch is ice skating and gymnastics.

Janet
Janet

February 03, 2022

I love anything to do with ice skating – dancing, pairs, singles.

Kathleen
Kathleen

February 03, 2022

I love to watch figure skating. It is dancing on ice and so beautiful.

Rena
Rena

February 03, 2022

My favorite Olympic sport is figure skating.

Connie
Connie

February 03, 2022

I love to watch the figure skating.

Karen
Karen

February 03, 2022

I love the grace and beauty of figure skating!

Pam Issendorf
Pam Issendorf

February 03, 2022

figure skating

Judy sohn
Judy sohn

February 03, 2022

My favorite Olympic sport is figure skating.

Kris
Kris

February 03, 2022

My favorite is figure skating!

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