Let’s Glow! 9 Awesomely Creative Menorah Ideas

There’s always something special about seeing the lights lit on a menorah. It’s a beautiful custom that honors tradition, gives a glimmer of hope, and commemorates history. To help celebrate Hanukkah this year, we’ve rounded up a list of fun and clever ideas that will inspire you and your kids to make your very own menorah for this year’s Festival of Lights. From a colorful sand art menorah to a happy set of felt candle friends, whichever craft they pick will surely create fun and lasting memories of this wonderful holiday.

Creative Menorah Ideas

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Circuit Menorah

    Is your kid up for an interesting STEM 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!

  • 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 Felt Menorah by Our Happy Tribe

    These smiley felt candle friends are so cute and so much fun to make! We’re thrilled to include this playful DIY felt menorah from the mother and daughter team, Jennifer and Stefanie, over at Our Happy Tribe.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Wine Cork Menorah by Happy Hooligans

    If you’re looking for an easy craft that mainly uses materials that you probably already have on hand, Happy Hooligans has you covered! To make this Wine Cork Menorah all you need is some cardboard, wine corks, toothpicks, paint, and glue. For a little extra sparkle, you can use glitter too!

  • Visual aid of how to complete Egg Carton Menorah by CBC

    We love projects that use recycled materials, and this one features an egg carton! Your kiddo will likely need a grown-up's help to do the cutting and the poking, but otherwise this is a great one for the littles.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Paper Menorah by Painted Paper Art

    This painted paper menorah is oh-so-pretty. We’d like to thank our friends over at Painted Paper Art for this colorful DIY menorah.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Sand Art Menorah Craft by ProjectKid

    Who doesn’t love a sand art project? ProjectKid cleverly created a Sand Art Menorah that was featured as the second item on Parents.com’s list of Hanukkah crafts. To make this one, your child will need small glass jars, one large glass jar, a funnel, colored sand, scissors, silver straws, and yellow grosgrain ribbon.

  • Visual aid of how to complete Light-Up Menorah
    Light-Up Menorah

    (Ages 5-16)

    If things are simply too busy this holiday season to go out to gather DIY supplies and you're looking for something more convenient, you should check out our Light-Up Menorah! It’s a seriously cool way to explore STEAM and learn about the science of light!

Get inspired!