By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is celebrated in part by lighting candles on the menorah. Make your own fun candelabra using these instructions.
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet each of yellow and white construction paper
- Construction paper: brown, blue, yellow and orange
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- Trim about ½” off of two sides of the white construction paper (one long side and one short side).
- Print out the pattern and place it over the top of the white construction paper. Use a pencil to trace over the printed pattern, pressing firmly so that the construction paper will have an indented pattern left on it. Lightly trace the indents with pencil, just enough so you can see the pattern to use as a guide.
- Glue the white construction paper, centered, onto the yellow construction paper.
- Tear a ½ sheet of brown construction paper into strips. Tear the strips into small squares.
- Pipe white craft glue over the pattern of the menorah and place brown pieces onto the glue. On the pattern leave about 1 inch to 1 ½ inches below the flame shape uncovered.
- Tear blue construction paper into small squares and place them at the top of each candle holder on the menorah.
- Tear 9 small orange pieces and glue above the blue candles.
- Tear 9 smaller yellow pieces and glue them on the lower part of the orange pieces, creating the flames.
- You can vary the colors of the construction papers in this project however you like.
- Construction paper can be purchased inexpensively in large value packs.
- Discuss the significance of the menorah while creating this project.