Monday, October 3, 2011

Statue of Liberty Torch

We have been learning about American symbols the last few weeks.  Last week we each made a torch like the Statue of Liberty holds.

It isn't fancy but the kids really enjoyed making them.  All you need is a styrofoam cut, piece of aluminum foil, a piece of paper and some yellow and orange tissue paper.  Punch out the bottom of the cup.  Take a square of aluminum foil and place the cup in the center.  I pre-cut the foil to be the correct size.  Wrap the cup with the foil and punch out the foil bottom.  Roll a piece of paper and insert it in the hole to be the handle.  Finally add tissue paper for the flames.


  1. We made a torch in a similar way and had the kids wear a crown that looks like the top of the statue.
    We wrapped them in a pale green sheet and took individual pictures. The parents adored this and I love your version of this. Sometimes the simplest things give kids the most pleasure.

  2. Fran-I love the idea of wrapping them in a pale green sheet :) It really is the simple things that mean the most!

  3. LOVE this! One of the vocab pictures on our state (FL) reading test is a torch. It's always one they miss---but this is a GREAT way to make sure they know what it is! I will definitely be sharing this with my team. Thanks for thie idea!

    Color Me Happy in Kindergarten

  4. I love the simplicity of it! My kids have no problem recalling that the Statue of Liberty is holding a torch :)