8 Crafts for 8 Days of Hanukkah

For the eight wondrous nights that celebrate the Festival of Lights, we’ve put together a list of crafts and activities to keep your kiddos entertained for each and every one. They can put their own spin on a dreidel launcher, make homemade cookie cutters in all kinds of fun Hanukkah shapes, and even learn the ancient art of candle making. We hope these whimsical and festive projects will brighten up this year’s Hanukkah celebrations. Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah Crafts

  • Visual aid of how to complete Homemade Cookie Cutters

    Have your kids ever wanted to make cookies in the shape of a dreidel, a magen david, or some other fun Hanukkah shape? Our Homemade Cookie Cutter DIY will show them how! Once they’re done making their cutters, try whipping up some delicious cookies with them.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Dreidel Garland
    Dreidel Garland

    (Ages 3-11)

    Oh, dreidel, dreidel, dreidel… this lovely Dreidel Garland is a sweet and festive way to decorate your home for Hanukkah.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Hanukkah Suncatcher

    Celebrate the beauty of the dreidel (or any Hanukkah shape of your choosing) with this easy craft that uses paper, contact paper, tissue paper, and scissors.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Dipped Candles
    Dipped Candles

    (Ages 5-16)

    One of the best things about wintertime is lighting candles, and there’s nothing quite like making your own! Candle making is an ancient art that takes a little bit of patience, but yields an incredible result.

  • 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 Dreidel Launcher
    Dreidel Launcher

    (Ages 5-16)

    For a crazy spin that will hopefully land a gimmel, try out our dreidel launcher! All you need to get that long-lasting spin are a dreidel, a ruler, string, and a pair of scissors.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Candy Dreidels by Tori Avey

    Pretzels, chocolate, and marshmallows make for a delightful and certainly delicious treat. They make for an even more enchanting goody when they come in the form of an edible dreidel. Yum!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Cardboard Latke Craft by Joyful Jewish

    This Cardboard Latke Craft is absolutely adorable and lets your kiddo play around with latke frying all without the hot oil or the mess.

Get inspired!