Hanukkah Crafts

Shining Tin Menorah

Make an engraving of a menorah.
Make an engraving of a menorah.

Make a shining tin menorah to hang on your wall. Its shining brilliance will capture the spirit of the Holiday of Light.

What You'll Need:

Heavy-duty aluminum foil




Knitting needle or spoon



Double a large piece of foil -- the doubled foil should be several inches larger than your piece of cardboard.

Cut sheets of newspaper the same size as the cardboard; cut enough newspaper to make a pad, about 7 to 15 sheets. Put the newspaper pad on the cardboard, and center the foil on top.

Fold the excess foil over the edges of the cardboard, and secure them with tape, making sure there are no wrinkles in your foil. Use a knitting needle or spoon handle to draw the menorah shape onto the foil. Press firmly but not hard enough to tear the foil.

Work slowly; once the lines are drawn it isn't easy to erase them. Draw with long, smooth strokes, and don't lift your tool until you have finished a line.

When you have finished engraving, glue the back of your menorah onto a slightly larger piece of cardboard to create a frame. Color the cardboard around your engraving with markers. Your special menorah will last for years to come.

Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights. Keep reading to find out how you can create a festival "in" lights that will add a special touch to any room.

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