Start by snipping an inch and a half from a cardboard paper tube. Trim a folded section from a red, an orange, and a yellow sheet.
Trim the other two strips to the same size. Fold a strip in half lengthwise, then in half again, then in half again. Mark the inside of the ring with a pencil, and then place it on the paper so the mark lines up with the paper's edge. Roll the ring along the edge until the pencil mark hits the paper again. Make a light pencil mark on the tissue paper, and then remove the ring. cut a strip of paper about a quarter-inch longer than that measurement.
Mark a swooping, sharp angle onto the folded paper, and cut it out Unfold the cut paper. Then, repeat the folding/marking/cutting steps with the other two colors of paper. Trim the bottom ends of the three folded papers in a single snip, leaving at least an inch and a half in length below the flame-shaped bits.
Apply glue stick to the outside of your cardboard ring, and then smooth the unfolded yellow piece around it, lining up their bottom edges. Repeat with the orange and the red. Place a battery-operated tea light inside, and you're ready to go.
It looks cool when it's light out, and extra cools when it's nice and dark. Have fun!