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Handprint Menorah

ages 3-6


Large tile, paint, permanent marker, 10 nuts, Hanukkah candles

Activity Detail

Take a large square tile (12x12 or larger). Have your child paint the tile. Allow to dry, and then trace your child's hands on the tile with the thumbs overlapping. The 4 fingers of each hand will be the candleholders with the two thumbs holding the center "shamash" (servant light) candle. Glue nuts (as in nuts & bolts) on each of the fingers. Glue two nuts (one on top of the other) on the thumb to elevate the shamash. You may also write "Happy Hanukkah!" on the tile if there is space. Allow to dry. To light the candles, remember to use the shamash candle to light all the others and you will need to melt the bottoms of the candles to get them to stand on the nuts.


jennifersweckard said:

This is a very creative way to make the Menorah personal for a child. Great idea using nuts to hold the candles!

- Posted on May 23, 2008

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