Create a Menorah
This Hanukkah, get your child in the holiday spirit by making a homemade menorah! Since most of the materials for this project can be found around the house, it's simple and inexpensive, and is a good way to teach your child about recycling and reusing materials that we usually throw in the trash. Once Hanukkah is over, you can save the menorah for future celebrations, or simply make a new one each year.
This project gives your child practice using a ruler and helps develop his fine motor skills.
What You Need:
- Empty paper towel rolls
- Large, flat piece of cardboard, at least 6" wide and 20" long
- Acrylic paint in light blue
- Acrylic paint in a darker shade of blue, or another color of your child's choosing
- 9 votive candles
- 9 clear glass votive holders small enough to fit inside the paper towel rolls