Hanukkah Candle Cutouts
Hanukkah candle cutouts are pretty and decorative. Ask an adult for help with using a craft knife on this project -- it's sometimes tricky, even for grown-ups -- but you should be able to do the rest on your own. The instructions are for one candle, so make one for each day of Hanukkah.
What You'll Need:
Craft knife (adult use only)
Black construction paper
Colored cellophane or tissue paper
Old crayons (yellow, red, orange)
String or yarn
On a rectangle of cardboard, draw a candle shape and a flame shape (see the illustration below).
Ask an adult to cut out the shapes using the craft knife; this is your tracing stencil.
Make two equal-size rectangles from black paper. Use the cardboard to trace the candle and flame shapes onto the black rectangles. Cut out the shapes.
Choose a color of cellophane or tissue paper, and cut a rectangle slightly larger than the candle stem. Tape the colored paper to a black rectangle so it covers the cutout stem shape. The colored paper makes the candle look as if it's glowing.
We know a menorah is an important part of Hanukkah. Continue on to the next page to learn how to make one that looks -- and tastes -- great.