I wanted some extra light here, so I decided to build a torch. While looking for the colors, i stumbled upon this model on ThinkGeek. it looks really nice, but my need for light is only on a metaphorical level. I kept it simple: print the model, cut and glue. Voilà!

Step 1: Materials

I made a tiny modification to it, and put an LED in it, to make it glow.
<p>Will an A4 size sheet of paper do for the template? Because it looks kinda big, and my printer prints only A4. </p>
<p>stick a LED in it add a small switch and then u got a torch!</p>
I used cardboard for only the stick part so that if you put a light in the torch lights up.<br>Great Instructable!
<p>i made it!</p>
<p>This is cool! Torches from the store are <strong>sooooo</strong> expensive. I'll definitely make one!</p>
<p>cool dude</p>
<p>thanks for showing me</p>
my sister LOVES minecraft so i just made her two and put them on her wall. she has no idea so she'll be surprised. Mine turned out kinda crappy, but its only because im not that good at this stuff but she'll appriciate it :)
Haha, she will have a nice surprise! The good side of pixelated stuff is that the imperfections aren't that visible :P
how do you light it up
This one is not lit, but i'd suggest LED
What paper did you use?
I don't remember, i think it was a 80 lb paper. I had it printed at a printer, and i simply chose the thickest in the cheap papers!
Very cool,the kids love minecraft,think I'm gonna have to try making a few with wood and led's. Thanks for sharing.
This is pretty cool. I'm thinking of modifying this: Making the torch out of wood, and using plexiglas for the flame (painted or tinted, of course). Run an small lamp socket and wiring to it, and voila, you have a true lighting minecraft torch. My little nephew is gonna love it! Thank you for the inspiration!
Hah, I have one in my office now! Gonna see if I can make one in plastic =)
Im going to add a flashlight inside :) <br>or a really light led
would you call this a safety torch? <br>
This is very nice! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day! <br>sunshiine
I've been wanting to make these for the longest time. Thanks for making my life a bit easier! :D <br /> <br />GM
Looks great! <br> <br>Would you mind sharing the color version of the pdf? <br> <br>Thanks.
My error, wrong file, but it's fixed now!
can we get color version that we can just print out?
D'oh! Sorry, I uploaded the wrong file, but it's now fixed: a color pdf and the original illustrator file if needed. Have fun!
Where did you find the model? Did you have to buy it?
Didn't find it, I made it :) <br>I used Illustrator, I'll upload the file here!

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