Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jewish Crafts for Kids: Stained Glass Hanukkah Menorahs

The girls and I have been really enjoying making Hanukkah menorahs for the past few days. These are some pictures of some of the menorahs the girls made. T asked me to cut out some blue dreidles and Jewish stars so she could decorate her menorah. Of course D also wanted to decorate her menorah but she wanted pink hearts, pink stars and pink circles. Does anyone want to try guess what D's favorite color is! Below is a tutorial on how to make them.

Draw an outline of a menorah and candles on a piece of black construction paper with a white or light colored pencil. Then cut out the candles and the menorah with a craft knife.

Cut out rectangles of silver tissue paper that will fit behind the cut out menorah and cut out pieces of colored tissue paper that will fit behind the cut out candles.

Using a glue stick glue the tissue paper to what will be the backside of the stained glass. Make sure that you put glue around the cut outs so that when you trim the paper your tissue paper will stayed glued to the construction paper.

This is what the menorah will look like when you are done gluing the tissue paper to the back and you turn it over. Cut off the excess black construction paper leaving a border of black construction paper approximately 1/4 inch.


tali said...

hi Beth,
this is a great project. i have been a little sleepy about this Hanukkah, i guess it is almost

the soup came out AMAZING.


creative jewish mom said...

Nice project! Will you be adding flames to those Chanukiahs each night? all the best, and happy crafting! Stock up on some felt, I've got lots of great project coming up!
all the best,

Upper West Side Mom said...

I'm so glad you liked the soup

I thought about doing flames but I was too lazy to do them! By the way It's been so exciting to see your blog on a bunch the collective crafts blog. It is a Kiddish HaShem to see such a beautiful blog with the name Creative Jewish Mom.

sigal said...

I love the colorful chanukiahs glued on the window glass. So bold just love it. Makes me wanna eat a pink doughnut.

Candice said...

I love this! My class will be learning about Holidays Around the World soon, and I think they'll LOVE your menorah! Very creative and very pretty!!

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Maya said...

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Ann Martin said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial! I shared it via my All Things Paper newsletter this week.


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