I had planned on using red and yellow paint for this project. JDaniel pointed out that flames can burn things and cause them to be black. He though we needed to make black flames too.
I have to confess the idea of using black paint at the beginning didn’t seem like a great idea, but I was wrong the black paint made really pretty flame flickers.
I wrapped a paper towel around a kitchen spoon and then secured the towel to the spoon with twist ties from loaves of bread.
We then dipped the spoon into several different colors of paint mixed with water. Once we had finished dipping the torch like painting tool into the paint, we took the twist ties of and set the paper towel out to dry
You will find more Olympic Themed activities on my Olympics board on Pinterest