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Menorah Craft Project

Hanukkah 101: Create Your Own Menorah


Get a little crafty this Hanukkah with a homemade menorah of your own. Using just a few household items and an hour or two of your time, it is easy to bypass the child-oriented menorahs in the stores for one that shows your tot's real creativity.

Based on one created by Martha Stewart, this menorah is easy enough for a toddler to help with, and pretty enough to be put on display with yours throughout the holiday. Just remember to always place a menorah on a ceramic plate or a piece of tin foil to help prevent fires.

To see what you need to create your own menorah, as well as step-by-step directions, read more.

Supplies you will need:

  • A piece of wood, approximately 8 by 2 by 3/4 inches
  • 10 1/4 inch nuts
  • Wood glue
  • Clear drying glue
  • Glitter
  • Hanukkah candles

Materials for creating the menorah.

First, use the wood glue to attach the nuts to the wood.  Stack two nuts in the center to create the shamus (the candle that is

Next, coat the entire piece of wood (including the nuts and sides of the base) with glue.  Cover with glitter.  Allow to dry.

Decorate your menorah with additional colors of glitter, or with paint.

Add your candles and enjoy!
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