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
- 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!