My good friend Keren asked me a couple of weeks ago a Hanukkah craft. I say Yes right away. Even thought I knew the month of December was busy with several projects, I wanted to celebrate the Holidays.
So I’ve create a Menorah out of leftover cardboard. I went online to get inspired (as you know Pinterest is the place for me) and then Louise help me to make it. We cut and glue; we paint and most important spend some time together. We talked about religions as well.
I found online, a super fun Dreidel printable (thank you Martha, I love you). You just have to cut and add some chocolate coins. If you want you can write the kids name on each one.
So no need to go anywhere for the Menorah, the tutorial it is here!
What you need: Menorah: cardboard + compas + scissors + glue + paint & paintbrush + construction paper ( yellow and white). Dreidel: colored construction paper.
- Have all your supplies ready
- with the help of your compass draw a large circle (around 7 1/2″). Cut it in half. Set aside. Then cut a rectangle (3 1/4″ by 1 1/2″) and make 2 cuts at the center of the rectangle: at the top (1 1/2″) and bottom (1 1/4″). Now cut a small triangle (1 1/4″). Than make your candles: 4″ by 1/2″ rectangle.
- Now fun part: PAINT everything.
- For the candle cut vaguely a flamme in yellow and a smaller one in white. Glue them together and then to the back of your candle. Repeat that 8 times.
- Now assemble all the elements together. Turn your base and glue your candles (every weeks); finally add your stand. You are done.
- For the Dreidels, I just print them on colored construction paper, fold them and add chocolate coins.