Build a Light-Up Olympic Torch for Rio

Aug 5, 2016

Kick off the Olympic Games with your own torch relay at home!

What You’ll Need:

  • our Build-a-Torch printable (PDF)
  • tape or glue (a glue stick would work best)
  • scissors
  • tissue paper (red, orange and yellow)
  • paper muffin cup/cupcake liner
  • battery-operated tea light


1. Print out our Build-a-Torch printable PDF.

2. Cut out the torch handle, including the tabs, and roll it into a cylindrical shape. Secure with tape or glue where indicated.

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 3. Cut two slits in the bottom of your muffin liner, and slide the tabs on your torch handle into these slits. Secure them with tape or glue.

Two slits cut in the bottom of a muffin liner to insert two paper tabs.

4. Cut out tissue-paper flames and secure these around the inside edge of the muffin liner on your torch.

5. Add a battery-operated tea light. Now carry your torch proudly—you're ready to celebrate the Summer Olympic Games!

Hand holding a finished paper torch.

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