DIY Olympic Torch

Whether you’re looking for a centerpiece for an olympic-themed party or a kid-friendly torch for some olympic fun, you’ll love this DIY olympic torch craft made mostly from dollar store materials!

Read on for the tutorial…

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Two years ago, I was an assistant camp director for a Young Women camp at our church. It was an olympic year, so we had an olympic theme for the camp. As part of our decorations for the lodge, I thought it would be fun to make some faux torches. I saw a few examples that I loved, but couldn’t find the right materials in our budget.

So I was cruising Dollar Tree for inspiration and I found it.

Cheer cones and foam!

I loved how they turned out, so I’ve had it on my to-do list to share it with you!


What you’ll need for this project:

  • Plastic cheer cone (usually found in the toy section)
  • Round craft styrofoam
  • Spray paint
  • Red, orange, and yellow tissue paper

That’s it!

A quick word on the cheer cones, though:

You will definitely want to use a cheer cone that has a defined mouth piece, such as this type that you can find on Amazon.

Depending on the style of cheer cone, however, the mouth piece might not fit exactly flush or it might be too long. I would suggest cutting it down to make it flat-ish and short enough that it wont poke all the way through the floral foam when you attach it. (I just used my trusty kitchen shears.)

After that, you just need to twist the cheer cone mouth piece into the center of the floral foam. I found that no glue was necessary, especially once it was painted.

Speaking of paint…

That’s the next step!

Spray paint the outside and about halfway down the inside with your desired color. I used silver because I already had it sitting around from another project.

Once dry, you can add the tissue paper.

Just trim each piece of tissue paper into a square, with yellow being the largest, then orange slightly smaller, and red the smallest. Then bunch it so the red and orange show on the outside.

That’s it! A simple DIY Olympic torch craft for some family fun!

If you make these, be sure to come back and let me know! Or, better yet, share your final product on Instagram and give me a tag! (@stephanieroyer.mst)

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