The holidays have a way of sneaking up on us, this year will be no different. We want to be prepared with festive crafts for our little ones, starting with Hanukkah!
When you think of Hanukkah you think of menorahs, which is why we’re excited to get our toddlers involved with making their own. These flameless versions are perfect for teaching our tots about the Festival of Lights — without the danger of candles.
Enjoy crafting these five toddler-friendly DIY menorahs:
1. LEGO Mini-figure Menorah
All you need to do to construct this kid-friendly menorah is have the right LEGO bricks! You’ll need eight mini-figures (we’re sure you can scrounge some up from under the couch), any basic colored brick, and the flame pieces. Their circular little heads serve as perfect “candle holders.”
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2. Felt Wall Menorah
We love how simple this craft is to make and can only imagine how much fun our little ones would have with their own life-size menorah. What better way to teach the kids about Hanukkah than with this cute felt menorah?
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3. Stick Figure Menorah
Finally, a use for our leftover Hanukkah wrapping paper! If you want to be a little more hands-on with your kid’s crafting, this is the perfect bonding project for you. If you can’t find wooden stick figures, we would recommend using paper dolls and gluing them onto the candles (remember — we don’t plan to light these!).
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4. Toilet Paper Roll Menorah
This is the menorah of parents’ dreams — minus the glitter. You can DIY this kid-friendly menorah side-by-side with your toddler, made of items found around your house. All you’ll need are toilet paper rolls, one paper towel roll, construction paper, glue, and OF COURSE glitter.
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5. Clothespin Menorah
A menorah your kids can learn and play with — what more could a parent ask for? The painted candles are created with clothespins, making it super easy for toddlers to play with.
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