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Hanukkah Crafts


Hanukkah Menorah
Your family will want to use your menorah for Hanukkah for many years to come.
Your family will want to use your menorah for Hanukkah for many years to come.

Build a Hanukkah menorah for the Jewish Festival of Lights. Your menorah will look so great, your family will want to make it a permanent part of the Hanukkah celebration.

What You'll Need:

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

1-1/2 cups water

Spoon

Bowl

Paint

Paintbrush

Here's how to get started:

Make some baker's clay by mixing the flour and salt in the bowl. Add the water and mix again.

Form the dough into a ball, and knead it for five minutes. Now it is ready for molding. Make nine candle cups, either by molding the dough or rolling it out and coiling it around to make a small cup.

You will need eight cups for the eight nights of Hanukkah and a ninth cup for the special candle that is used to light the other candles.

Make a base out of the dough and attach the candle cups to the base. Place eight cups in a row and then set the ninth cup higher up and off to the side or in the middle just behind the others.

The candle holder can be set to dry for a few days or baked in the oven at 300 degrees until it's hard. Once it's hard, paint it to express how wonderful you feel about Hanukkah.

Next you'll learn to make a festive banner to help you keep track of the 8 days of Hanukkah.

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