Introduction: Olympic Torch Papercraft

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It's Olympic time again! In just a few days, the Olympic torch will reach Sochi and the games will begin.

To help get you pumped for the Olympics, we're running the Makerlympics Contest - enter any amazing thing you've made and you could take the Gold Medal in Food, Living, Play, Outdoors, Tech or Workshop!

But in the meantime, we want to see how many people we can get to make an Olympic torch and take a photo of themselves with it. It's super easy and I would love to see all of you! Let's pass the torch around the world. :D

Use the "I Made It!" button to share yours in the comments below!

Step 1: What You'll Need:

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∆ one piece 8.5 x 11 grey or silver paper

∆ three or four different shades of yellow, orange and red paper - 8.5 x 11

glue stick or tape for securing the torch

This Olympic torch is ridiculously easy. I made this in elementary school and did a pretty good job of it. I think glitter and paint would make this even more awesome. :D

Step 2: Roll the Bottom of the Torch

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Lay the paper down on the table in front of you so the longest side is facing you.

Start at the lower left hand corner and roll it up and across. This will give you a cone - let it relax until it's the size you want and then tape or glue it closed.

Step 3: Repeat the Rolling for the Flames!

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I started with dark red and worked my way up to the light yellow.

Roll each paper horizontally into a cone and then insert them into the torch. Mess with the edges of the cones to make them look different. You don't have to secure these with tape, which will make them really customizable. :D

Step 4: Take a Photo!

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Here I am outside Pier 9 in San Francisco carrying the torch and being blinded by how bright it is. I was also encouraged to eat it. It tastes like GLORY.

Thanks to Penolopy Bulnick for taking photos! :D


maliboo (author)2014-02-12

very nice

color is awesome

uwe made it! (author)2014-02-09

Sorry I have no photo me holding the torch but I made an instructable about it some time ago ... ( )

Cheers Uwe

Fikjast Scott (author)2014-02-08

wow - those colors of paper really look great. Great photos

makendo made it! (author)2014-02-05

Fun & easy, nice!

hunter999 (author)2014-02-04

Nice work!

bkelly1012 (author)2014-02-04

Mine caught my house on fire :/..

bricobart (author)2014-02-03

You just made a 'frietzak' - a BELGIAN FRIES BAG!!! Wonderful new design, I love it!!! ;)

Kona-chan (author)bricobart2014-02-04

frietzakken ftw

Tarun Upadhyaya made it! (author)2014-02-04

Aye Aye Captain...we are following ya :)

PeckLauros (author)2014-02-03

Nice collors!

AngryRedhead (author)2014-02-03

I made the torch, filled the bathtub with water, and built the Golden Gate Bridge outta Legos...

You have some mad maker skillz!!! :D

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