How to Make a Torch

How to Make a Torch

How to Make a Torch

Making your own torch can be a fun and easy project for both adults and children alike. Whether you’re exploring the great outdoors or simply trying to light up the dark corners of your home, knowing how to make a basic torch can open up a lot of possibilities. So, grab some materials and get ready to get started!

Things You Need

  • PVC pipe
  • Drill
  • Saw
  • Wire mesh or fireproof fabric
  • Wire
  • Screws and bolts
  • Lamp oil or kerosene
  • matches or lighter


  1. First, use a saw to cut the PVC pipe to the size you want your torch to be. Depending on your preference, you can make a short and wide torch, or a tall and slim one.
  2. Next, drill some holes in the bottom of the torch. This will be where you’ll insert your wire mesh or fireproof fabric, so make sure the holes are slightly bigger than your material.
  3. Insert the wire mesh or fireproof fabric, and use wire to secure it tightly in place. Make sure that it’s securely fastened.
  4. Now, use screws and bolts to create a handle for the torch. Try to make the handle as sturdy and comfortable as possible, so that it won’t slip out of your hand when in use.
  5. Fill the torch with lamp oil or kerosene. Make sure it’s full enough to light the torch efficiently, but not so full that it drips.
  6. Finally, you’re ready to light your torch. Simply use a match or lighter to ignite the lamp oil or kerosene, and you’ll have your own homemade torch!


  • Make sure to always exercise caution when handling a torch.
  • Always keep your torch away from flammable materials, and make sure to extinguish your torch after use.
  • Wear eye and hand protection when drilling and cutting the PVC pipe.
  • Use a high-quality wire mesh or fireproof fabric for your torch. You want something durable so that it won’t easily melt or catch on fire.

Making your own torch can be an enjoyable project that the whole family can do together. With a bit of time and effort, you can have a functional torch that can light up the night! Have fun and be safe!

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