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Some Hanukkah Craft Ideas

26 Nov

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I have not yet written any posts yet about what we are doing this year in our chug (class), but I hope to start posting about that next week. In the meantime I wanted to post a few ideas for Chanukkah/Hanukkah crafts that can be found here, around the web or are simple enough not to need a tutorial.

Hanukkah lamp feltboardFeltboard menorah with candles: Basically choose a menorah shape you like from your own imagination or using a clipart shape you can find. Cut out the menorah shape from any color felt you like. Cut out nine rectangles (I did white but given the variety of colors for Chanukkah candles one could use whatever colors you can think of)  and 9 “eye” shapes from yellow/orange felt. Use a rectangle shaped piece of felt as a backboard and you’ve got a Chanukkah felt board. Candles and flames could be reused for Shabbat candles.

Draidels/Sevivon/Tops
3D paper draidel
crocheted draidel
The Pomegranate Guild of Judaic Textiles once did a project where draidel softies were sewn and then donated to hospital children. I believe the pattern still exists in their archives and can be purchased for a nominal fee.
Felt/Fabric foods
Felt latkes
sufgania1Felt donuts:
I made one out of an old t-shirt and a pom pom for my daughter but other tutorials for donuts can be found at skiptomylou and craftster. Note these links take you to the tutorial links. You can see our other donuts made of felt here.

Decorations
Stained glass Hanukkah shapes- The old standby of putting tissue paper on waxed paper to create a stained glass window draidel or menorah shape

creativejewishmomclayHanukkah Clay Shapes- Creative Jewish Mom has a tutorial on how to make Hannukah shapes out of baker’s clay. (Thank you Sara Rivka for permission to include a photo in this post!)

I have not included any Hanukkah lamp ideas. Anyone have any suggestions?

You can use pretty much any technique. Many years ago i visited the MAK in Vienna and they actually have a glass bead menorah which is a kind of neat thing to do. In Morocco, Uzbekistan and elsewhere people would make hanukkah lamps out of tin, sometimes recycled. The Israel Museum has a tin hanukkah lamp made out of sardine cans. If I remember correctly, the maker used to make them as wedding gifts. Not many of these are around because they are not long lasting when used with flame.

There used to be a tutorial on the HGTV website for a cement Hanukkah lamp, but it has gone missing. There’s always the egg carton and wood and bolts type that have been popular with kindergarten teachers for years.

For more ideas see:Some More fun things for Hanukkah, Hanukkah is coming related artworkFelt Food Latke tutorial Hanukkah lights and a few more projects, and Draidels Menorah’s and More. You may also want to check out the Jewish informal education pinterest group.

 

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3 Responses to “Some Hanukkah Craft Ideas”

  1. AK December 3, 2009 at 4:19 am #

    I made the menorah tonight and plan on using at our family’s Hannukah party as a game (“Light the candle” a la “Pin the tail on the donkey”).

  2. admin December 3, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    AK- Thats a good idea. Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Serylle Horwitz December 5, 2009 at 11:30 pm #

    I’m a teacher and think this would make a good tool to to strengthen number concepts (counting up and down, each side of the shamash, addition and subtraction, adding all the days together, etc etc)
    Happy Chanuka

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