Hanukkah Crafts

A Hanukkah menorah.
A Hanukkah menorah.

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday that has historical and religious meaning.

Hanukkah is celebrated with delicious food, an exchange of gifts, and the lighting of the Menorah. The candles of the Menorah are lit on each night of Hanukkah -- one candle on the first night, two candles on the second, and so on.


In this article you'll find ways to celebrate Hanukkah with fun activities and crafts. Check out the following pages -- and Happy Hanukkah.

Star of David Bookmarks

With this craft, potatoes aren't just for eating anymore.

Dancing Dreidels

You just might find that the traditional Hanukkah activity is even more fun when you make the dreidel yourself.

Easy I.D. Bracelets

Homemade gifts are the best, and personalized gifts are twice as special. Here's an I.D. bracelet that's fun and easy to create.

Chocolate Hanukkah Balls

If you like chocolate, or know someone who does, try some fruity, chocolate treats -- they're yummy.

Wish Gifts

Let your friends and family know what you'd like to give them -- if only you could.

Luscious Latkes

Here's a twist on the traditional Hanukkah pancakes that might become the family favorite.

Shining Tin Menorahs

You don't need a candle to make your menorah shine brightly. Here's a different method.

Festival in Lights

Watch your family's eyes light up when they see your new kind of "candle" glowing brightly.

Happy Hanukkah Paper

Make your gift special with wrapping paper you make yourself. It's easy and fun to do with sponges and paint.

Countdown Calendar

Mark the days of Hanukkah with a pretty calendar.

Hanukkah Spinning Stars

Create your own star-mobile with paper and string.

Hanukkah Candle Cutouts

Shimmering candle cutouts look great in your window, especially when the sun shines through them.

Edible Menorahs

No, don't light it -- an edible menorah is a great snack. Find out how to make it.

Star Trivet

Create a star trivet to add cheer to the festivities.

Hanukkah Menorah

Make your Hanukkah celebration even more special with a menorah you create yourself.

Hanukkah Banner

Hang this Hanukkah banner and light a candle on each day of Hanukkah.

Star of David Napkin Rings

Meals will be extra-special during Hanukkah when you set the table with these napkin rings.

Continue reading to find out how to make a special bookmark by making a potato stamp.

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