The school where the Art Cabin is based is having an Olympic themed week, all their lessons are being themed around the Games. In preparation for this, the children at school helped paint a banner for a classroom display and a rather fine Olympic torch was created too.
The banner is made from calico and poster paints were used to decorate it. The torch was made from a rolled up piece of card that had been taped to keep its shape. The top was evenly trimmed, then the whole cone was paper machéd. Finally it was painted with a couple of coats of gold paint and tissue paper was shaped, glued and positioned inside the cone to form the flame.