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!
Check out these Hanukkah coloring pages for kids of all ages!