Easy Construction Paper Menorah
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Even your young children can get in on the fun with this very easy construction paper menorah project for Hanukkah.
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet blue or light blue construction paper
- 9 craft sticks
- White craft glue
- Yellow acrylic paint
- Glitter glue – orange and blue
How to make it:
- Start by showing children how to line up the craft sticks. There should be 4 to the left, 4 to right, all lined up at the same height, and one in the middle an inch or so higher than the rest (see image).
- Fold construction paper in half lengthwise and crease. Open paper up and place on work surface so that the crease is running horizontally.
- Pipe white glue onto the top 3 inches of the paper. Place craft sticks onto the glue in the same fashion that you lined them up in step one, leaving about half of the craft sticks off the paper and half on (see image).
- Pipe some glue onto the tops of the crafts stick (only on the section that is on the paper) and add some glue below the craft sticks as well so that when folded over, the paper will stick to itself (see image).
- Fold the bottom part of the paper up and onto the craft sticks and press down gently with your hand to get the glue to adhere (see image).
- Paint the top ½" – ¾" of each craft stick with yellow paint and let dry (see image).
- Add a dot of orange glitter glue over the top of the yellow paint on each craft stick, smooth glitter glue with a paintbrush or your finger (see image).
- Use blue glitter glue to write "Happy Hanukkah" or "Happy Chanukah" on the front of the blue paper (parents may have to help with this step - see image).
- Allow this project to dry several hours or overnight.
- Simplify this project by using a marker to write the sentiment on the front instead of glitter glue. This will cut down dramatically on the time it takes to complete this project as well.
- Instead of yellow paint and glitter glue for the flames, dip the ends of each craft stick in white glue then dip into loose glitter and let dry.
- You can recycle frozen ices sticks for this project as well!