5 Menorah Activities to Spark Creativity this Hanukkah

There’s a lot to love about Hanukkah: carrying on old traditions, eating tasty latkes, spinning the dreidel, gathering together with family to learn about a moment in Jewish history, enjoying sweet sufganiyot, and chanting the ancient blessings while lighting the beautiful menorah each night! To help celebrate this beautifully bright holiday, your friends here at Kiwi Co compiled some DIY activities centered around the menorah. Craft candles to light, practice some hand sewing skills to create a menorah from fabric, explore a STEAM challenge by designing a Paper Circuit Menorah, and more!

Hanukkah Menorah Activities

  • Visual aid of how to complete Clothespin Menorah

    It’s always fun to swirl different paint colors together! For this menorah, your little artist is encouraged to mix different paint colors to create a waxy look for the clothespin candles. What’s especially cool is you can “light” this crafty menorah each night by clipping on just the right amount of clothespin candles.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Hanging Menorah
    Hanging Menorah

    (Ages 5-16)

    Making this festive Hanging Menorah is an awesome opportunity to learn (or practice) the very useful skill of hand sewing. Similar to the Clothespin Menorah, you can also “light” this one all eight nights by sewing on one new flame each evening.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Handprint Menorah

    This Hanukkah art project can be a bit messy, but it’s totally worth it. All you’ll need to get your budding artist started is 3 everyday craft materials: some paint (yellow and blue), paintbrushes (you may not even need these if they’re just using their cute kiddo hands), and white card stock paper.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Candlemaking for Hanukkah

    Lighting the menorah to celebrate Hanukkah is a beautiful and ancient tradition. This DIY offers your kids the opportunity to contribute to their menorah in a special new way: by making their own candles! They’ll have a ton of fun experimenting with colors and watching how the colors change as the wax cools.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Circuit Menorah

    Is your kid up for an interesting STEAM Hanukkah challenge? This circuit craft encourages a bit of tinkering and does a great job bringing the beauty of art and the forces of science together. What a fantastic way for them to experiment with design and practice engineering!

Get inspired!