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Make a Children’s Hanukkah Menorah

Hanukkah is coming up and a great way to get your kids excited is to let them make their own Children’s Hanukkah Menorah.

Make Your Own Children's Hanukkah MenorahYou will need:

  • any kitchen or bathroom tile (I got ours from Lowe’s for less than $1.00)
  • acrylic paint (any color)
  • 3/8-16 nuts
  • hot glue gun
  • acrylic crystal clear finishing spray (optional)

Make Your Own Children's Hanukkah Menorah

First, clean the tile (I used a baby wipe.) just to get rid of any excess dirt.

Paint your child’s palms completely (I did one hand at a time) and make handprints on the tile with the thumbs of each hand meeting. I tried blue and yellow paint and I think a darker color works best but this is just a personal preference.

Make Your Own Children's Hanukkah Menorah

Next, bake the tile at 350 degrees for 30 minutes to let the paint set.

Once cooled glue a nut onto each fingerprint and using only one on top of the thumbs. These will be your candle holders and you will have 9 total. The thumbs will act as the Shamash candle.

Make Your Own Children's Hanukah Menorah

Once dry, spray the entire tile with the Acrylic spray. This is optional but it does give your tile a shiny quality while also protecting the paint from chips over the years.

Last add your candles and anxiously await the first night of Hanukkah!

Written by Kelly

 

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