Saturday, November 27, 2010

Menorahs Kids Can Make from Handprints, Branches, MetroCards and Cupcakes

Have you ever wondered how to make a Handprint Menorah?  With Hanukkah right around the corner, now's the perfect time for making handprint menorahs with kids!

I'm a little bit of a Handprint Menorah purist, so I don't really approve of the ones that have all nine candles (i.e. fingers, with the thumbs combining in the middle as one) at the same height. Any menorah, even a handprint one, should have one candle, the shamash, that is set apart from the other eight mitzvah candles.

Crayola's official site has great, easy-to-follow directions for a traditional stick-your-hand-in-the-paint Handprint Menorah:


You can also trace your child's handprint onto construction paper and then cut it out for an equally festive but less messy version.  Here's the one from All Kids Network:



Kaboose has a beautiful Mosaic Menorah, perfect if you're looking for a project different aged kids can all enjoy.

About.com's Family Crafts has a gorgeous Tree Branch Menorah. With drills and spray paint though, this option is best for older children.


A Design Affair presents the amazing Metro Card Menorah.

And last, what's not to love about a Cupcake Menorah?

1 comment:

Jill said...

Oh, I like that Metro Card! Very urban :)

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