Menorah Kids’ Crafts for Hanukkah

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You light the menorah on each of the eight nights of Hanukkah. As you add a flame to each candle, your young child sits back and watches. Obviously, your preschooler is too little to handle to real candles (with flames). Instead of feeling left out, include your child with her own handmade menorah. When you light each candle on the real deal, she can add a tissue paper or construction paper flame to hers. Check out these crafty Hanukkah menorah ideas.

Cardboard Tubes

Recycle and reuse those paper towel tubes, and turn them into a faux menorah. Cut the tubes in half (leave one full one as the ‘helper candle’ in the center of the menorah). Your child can paint them, glue paper to the outside or color on them with crayons and markers. Set the tubes up in a line to make a movable menorah or glue them together at the sides.

Egg Carton

Count out nine segments of a cardboard egg carton (in a row). This is one for each night, and another for the center helper candle. Your child turn the carton upside down (so that the open part is on the table) and decorate the cardboard. Poke pipe cleaners through the top of each ‘candle’ to attach a tissue paper flame to.

Pipe Cleaners

This is an easy option that requires only one material! Your child can twist and bend together pipe cleaners, creating her own mini menorah.




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