Monday, December 7 is the first full day of Hanukkah. We here at Oopsy Daisy want to wish you a very Happy Hanukkah and share some of our favorite Hanukkah crafts for kids. These are all simple and use things you probably have around the house already. A perfect way for little ones to celebrate the Festival of Lights!
- Handprint Menorah: Here’s a terrific twist on the Thanksgiving turkey handprints we all know and love. Have kids trace both hands on construction paper or, if you don’t mind a little mess, help them press their hands onto a dish of washable paint.Then connect the two hands so the thumbs overlap. Voila! Each finger is a “candle,” with the overlapping thumbs creating the shamash. Decorate each tip with a star sticker or glue on some glitter.
- Popsicle Stick Star of David: All you need for this project is 6 popsicle sticks (craft sticks) and some glue. Create the star a glue the tips together. Then decorate with markers and glitter, and add a string to hang it in a window.
- Dreidel Game in a Jar: The craft involved is a fun gift container. Use a cleaned-out baby food or other small jar. Decorate the lid (this one is painted and has feathers glued on, but you can use stickers, too!) and fill it up with chocolate gelt and a small dreidel. This sweet little package is a perfect gift for friends or cousins. It travels well, too!
Happy Hanukkah, everyone! (And check out our personalized Hanukkah Placemats–a great gift!)