Hanukkah Finger Paint Menorah Craft for Kids

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Celebrate Hanukkah with a finger print paint kids’ craft. Your child can create their own artsy menorah using temperas and their own hands. This is an easy way to count the eight nights of the holiday, adding to the art activity daily. If you’re looking for a cute craft that your preschooler or kindergarten-aged child can create for Hanukkah, check out the simple how-to directions!

Materials You’ll Need

  • Tempera or finger paints (and color/colors plus yellow)
  • Card stock or other heavy paper
  • Paper plates

How-To Instructions

  1. Pour the paint onto the paper plates in pools. Your child can use one color or a rainbow of hues.
  2. Help your child to dip their hands and fingers into the paint. Start by having them coat the palm sides of their hands completely with paint. You can also use a paint brush to completely coat their hand. Use a solid color or a few different ones. Press their hands onto the paper horizontally with the fingers pointed towards one another. This is the base of the menorah.
  3. Have your child dip one finger into the paint. Press the finger onto the paper above the base vertically to make the first night’s candle. Continue for the rest of the candles.
  4. “Light” the candles on each night of Hanukkah. Pour a small pool of yellow paint onto a paper plate. Have your child dip their fingertip into the paint and dot the top of the first candle. Repeat for all eight nights.


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