Handmade Hanukkah: 25 Hanukkah Crafts to Make With Kids


What better way to teach your kids about Hanukkah than by making crafts? From stained glass window menorahs or clothespin menorahs to Star of David mobiles. Make some for your local senior center and teach them the importance of Tzedekah, or use them to decorate your home for the festival of lights. Get links to 25 fun tutorials for Hanukkah kid crafts…

  • Star of David Mobile 1 of 26
    Star of David Mobile
    Use pipe cleaners to make a Star of David mobile to decorate your home.
    Get the tutorial at Disney.
  • Handprint Menorah 2 of 26
    Handprint Menorah
    Handprints are a great way to make your own unique menorahs.
    Find out more at Little Learners Lounge.
  • Colorful Tissue Paper Vases 3 of 26
    Colorful Tissue Paper Vases
    Have the kids cut dreidels out of tissue paper and then wrap your them around vases. Don't be afraid to use bright colors.
    Get the tutorial at Creative Jewish Mom.
  • Delicious Cupcakes 4 of 26
    Delicious Cupcakes
    Your kids will love helping you make these cupcakes. Then, let them decorate them with frosting and sprinkles for a yummy Hanukkah treat.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Beads and Button Garland 5 of 26
    Beads and Button Garland
    This is a perfect project for little hands to help with.
    Get the tutorial at Creative Jewish Mom.
  • Dreidel Game in a Jar 6 of 26
    Dreidel Game in a Jar
    Fill a decorated baby food jar with Gelt and a dreidel to give as a Hanukkah gift.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Spinning Tops from Bottle Caps 7 of 26
    Spinning Tops from Bottle Caps
    Don't toss those bottle caps just yet, they can be used to make fun spinning tops.
    Spotted at Creative Jewish Mom.
  • Dreidel Paper Chain 8 of 26
    Dreidel Paper Chain
    Decorate the home by cutting out a paper chain and dried els.
    Find out more atMartha Stewart.
  • Cardboard Tube Menorah 9 of 26
    Cardboard Tube Menorah
    Use toilet paper rolls or a cut up wrapping paper roll to create this kid-friendly menorah.
    Get the tutorial at Creative Jewish Mom.
  • Teach the Story of Hanukkah with Stained Glass 10 of 26
    Teach the Story of Hanukkah with Stained Glass
    Teach your kids the story of Hanukkah by making this beautiful stained glass art.
    Find out more at Matzo Ball Soup.
  • Hanukkah Button Art 11 of 26
    Hanukkah Button Art
    Encourage your kids to use their imaginations to come up with creative button designs.
    Spotted at Creative Jewish Mom.
  • Tin Foil Star of David 12 of 26
    Tin Foil Star of David
    Use tin foil to make shiny dreidels and a colorful Star of David.
    Get the tutorial at Matzo Ball Soup.
  • Torn Paper Silhouettes 13 of 26
    Torn Paper Silhouettes
    Even the smallest kids can help gluing these torn pieces of paper to make colorful art.
    Check it out at Creative Jewish Mom.
  • Gelt Envelopes Using Toblerone 14 of 26
    Gelt Envelopes Using Toblerone
    After eating a delicious Toblerone bar use the box to create Star of David envelopes for Gelt.
    Spotted at Kids Craft Weekly.
  • Cookie Cutter Garland 15 of 26
    Cookie Cutter Garland
    Cookie cutters are a great way to cut out different shapes for a Hanukkah garland.
    Find out more at Prudent Baby.
  • Popsicle Stick Star of David 16 of 26
    Popsicle Stick Star of David
    Paint and decorate popsicle sticks to make a decorative Star of David.
    Get the tutorial at My Activity Maker.
  • 8 Day Cookies 17 of 26
    8 Day Cookies
    Here is another delicious way to celebrate each day of Hanukkah.
    Spotted at Prudent Baby.
  • Hanukkah Paper Cones 18 of 26
    Hanukkah Paper Cones
    A fun and easy project to make and give away as gifts.
    Find out more at Disney Family Fun.
  • Pom Pom Garland 19 of 26
    Pom Pom Garland
    The older kids can help make this beautiful garland by cutting and rolling up fleece.
    Check it out at Prudent Baby.
  • Yummy Cookie Menorah 20 of 26
    Yummy Cookie Menorah
    This menorah is both beautiful and delicious.
    Get the tutorial at Sweet Designs.
  • Spool Menorah 21 of 26
    Spool Menorah
    Let the kids paint and decorate each one of the spools. Then, add the candles for a craft-lovers menorah.
    Find the tutorial at
  • Dreidel Paper Dolls 22 of 26
    Dreidel Paper Dolls
    Make a collection of dreidel paper dolls out of recycled brown paper bags.
    Get the tutorial at Bringing Chesed Home.
  • Hanukkah Luminary 23 of 26
    Hanukkah Luminary
    Wouldn't these look so beautiful all lit up at night?
    Find out more atKaboose.
  • Clothespin Menorah 24 of 26
    Clothespin Menorah
    Paint clothes pins and sew up fabric flames for this kid-friendly menorah.
    Check it out at Scrumdilly-do.
  • LED Tea Light Menorah 25 of 26
    LED Tea Light Menorah
    Recycled jars and fake candles will make a pretty and safe menorah this Hanukkah.
    Get the tutorial at Instructables.
  • Handmade Hanukkah 26 of 26
    Handmade Hanukkah
    Know of any fun Hanukkah crafts we missed? Share them in the comments!

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.

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