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Hi, this is Joelle Meijer.
I will show you how to make an Olympic torch.
Are you ready for the Olympic torch relay?
For this project, you will mainly need a long tube, a small paper plate,
a roll of toilet paper, waxed paper and paint.
Start by cutting a slice of the toilet paper roll and glue it
in the centre of the small plate with white glue. Let dry.
Take a sheet of paper and fold it in half to get the appropriate size.
Create a pattern by drawing the profile of a large flame
or use the pattern provided in the free document. Cut out the pattern.
Take a piece of wax paper that is at least twice the size of the pattern of the flame.
Spread diluted white glue or Mod Podge on the waxed paper
and then cover the surface with a sheet of yellow tissue paper. Let dry.
When the yellow tissue paper is dry, trace the outline of the pattern of the big flame
on one half of the tissue paper and then reverse the pattern and trace the outline
on the other half of yellow tissue paper.
Now draw a smaller flame inside the pattern
and cut it out to get the pattern of a medium size flame.
Take a piece of orange tissue paper that you fold in half.
Trace the outline of the medium size flame pattern on the orange tissue paper
and cut both layers of tissue paper.
Spread diluted white glue or Mod Podge on the yellow tissue paper
and place an orange flame on one of the yellow flames.
Then, reverse the other orange flame and glue it on the other yellow flame.
Draw a smaller flame inside the medium size pattern
and cut it to form the pattern for a smaller flame.
Take a piece of red tissue paper that you fold in half.
Trace the outline of the small flame on the tissue paper
and cut both layers of tissue paper.
Spread diluted white glue or Mod Podge on the orange tissue paper
and place a small red flame on one of the orange flames.
Then, reverse the other red flame and glue it on the other orange flame.
When it's dry, brush the red tissue paper with diluted white glue or Mod Podge
to make it shiny as well and let dry.
Take the plate with the ring of toilet paper roll that you glued earlier
and paint both sides of the plate in a colour of your choice.
I chose to paint this part of the torch in gold.
Because the gold paint is very transparent,
I begin by painting with a solid colour very close to the gold colour.
When the ochre paint is dry, I put a layer of gold paint.
Then, paint the handle of the torch in a colour of your choice.
I chose to paint the handle white. Let dry.
When the plate and the handle are dry, flip the plate over
and put white glue on the edge of the tube.
Glue the long tube in the centre of the back of the plate. Let dry completely.
Take the wax paper covered with tissue paper and cut both sides of the flame.
Take one of the sides of the flame and place it with the waxed paper side up.
Put a thin bead of white glue all along the edge of the flame,
with the exception of the bottom.
Overlap both sides of the flame exactly. To obtain good adhesion of both sides,
put clothespins along the edge of the flame for a few minutes.
Then, remove the clothespins and let dry completely.
To mount the flame on the torch, open the bottom of the flame
and insert the ring of toilet paper roll into the hole of the flame.
If you are going to use the Olympic torch during the day,
glue the flame on the plate with white glue and let dry.
To use the torch in the evening,
put a LED candle in the ring created with the roll of toilet paper
and then place the tissue paper flame as in the previous step
and glue the flame with the glue gun or with a few discrete pieces of scotch tape.
To print the illustrated instructions and the patterns for this project,
click on the link below the video.