15 Easy and Festive Crafts to Make with Your Kids This Hanukkah
Eight crazy nights of Menorahs, dreidels, and Stars of David!
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While stuck at home this year, make your Hanukkah celebrations extra fun with festive craft nights. In addition to having a cool piece of holiday art, you’ll be making memories that the whole family will cherish. Art can also be a great learning experience for young people to connect more with the holiday. These are just a few Hanukkah crafts from creative bloggers with a proven track record of success. Make sure you brush up on these Hanukkah facts so you can answer all of your children’s questions.
Tape it up
Washi tape makes simple designs pop with fun patterns and colors. Send them out to wish loved ones a happy Hanukkah. Visit Creative Jewish Mom to learn more. Check out these Hanukkah destinations that celebrate the Festival of Lights.
A few snips are all it takes to create these repeating patterns for these Hanukkah crafts. Even with sloppy edges, they’ll create a pretty glow for your family’s celebration. Get the full instructions from Creative Jewish Mom.
Dance the night away
Another brilliant idea from Creative Jewish Mom. Kids will have just as much fun creating these dancing decorations as they will playing with them. Attach arms to paper menorahs, doughnuts, oil flasks, and more for a fun afternoon craft. Learn why Thanksgiving and Hanukkah once occurred on the same day.
Turn your kid’s old artwork into gorgeous dreidel wall art. Their funky color choices and splashes of paint will look like a cool, modern art piece. Learn more from Meri Cherry.
Upcycled grocery bags get a facial treatment with this adorable dreidel garland. Head over to Meri Cherry’s blog to learn how to make your own.
Have your kids decorate clothespins as candles, then put together these simple paper plate menorahs for an afternoon of Hanukkah crafts. Get the full directions from Simple Play Ideas.
These simple masking tape menorahs get a personalized touch with fingerprint flames—and your kids will love getting their hands dirty. Get the directions from Simple Play Ideas. See how you may have been burning candles wrong this whole time.
Cartons for candles
Egg cartons get new life with this funky upcycled menorah. Have your kids paint the cups, then help them glue them on a piece of decorated cardboard. Head over to Kids Activities Blog for the directions.
Down to the nuts and bolts
A plain wooden block gets a major update with paint, felt, rhinestones, and anything else your kids can dream up. Simple nuts from the hardware store become makeshift candle holders for this not-so-basic menorah. Get the full instructions from Sheri Silver. See how the holidays will look different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
An adorable and festive project from that is 100 percent edible. All it takes is five ingredients that you can pick up at your local grocery store: marshmallows, Hershey’s kisses, thin pretzel sticks, blue sugar sprinkles, and white frosting for “glue.” This easy idea from Hostess with the Mostess is a great afternoon activity that will have your kids licking their fingers.
Hanukkah word search
With instructions from The Printables Blog, you can create a Hanukkah-themed crossword puzzle in just five minutes. Just be prepared with a list of words such as gelt, candle, latke, and dreidel.
Hanukkah tissue paper sun catchers
These beautiful homemade sun catchers can hang on display in your window all December long. You’ll just need some craft sticks and tissue paper, along with a couple of other small items for the details for these Hanukkah crafts. Your children will feel like true artists with this craft from Craft Project Ideas.
- Creative Jewish Mom, Sarah Rivka
- Meri Cherry Art Studio, Meri Cherry
- Simple Play Ideas
- Kidsactivities.com, Holly Homer
- Moms & Crafters, Menucha Citron Ceder
- Sheri Silver, Sheri Silver
- Hostess with the Mostess, Jennifer Sbranti
- The Monday Box, Wendy Sondov
- The Printables Blog, Caitlin Johnson
- Craft Project Ideas, Rebecca Porcello