Hanukkah is coming up and a great way to get your kids excited is to let them make their own Children’s Hanukkah Menorah. That paired with a dreidel spinning art activity, you will be ready to get creative and celebrate.
You 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)
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.
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.
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!