Celebrating Hanukkah with Crafts

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Celebrating Hanukkah with Crafts

Getting crafty with your Hanukkah celebration lends a handmade touch to this traditional Jewish holiday. Combining traditional elements with papercrafting techniques allows you to add your own dose of creativity!

Getting crafty with your Hanukkah celebration lends a handmade touch to this traditional Jewish holiday. Combining traditional elements with papercrafting techniques allows you to add your own dose of creativity!

Send a Hanukkah greeting

A handmade card is a special way to let a loved one know that you’re thinking of them. If you’re celebrating Hanukkah away from family or friends, these simple menorah cards will help to create a connection. Inspired by the tradition of lighting candles on the menorah each night of Hanukkah, this uses simple strips of cardstock to create a shimmery candelabra.

Create a Hanukkah countdown calendar

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Create this countdown calendar to help kids keep track of the eight nights. Each cardstock pocket holds a tag that acts as a “coupon” – to be redeemed for a special treat or activity. Embellish the pockets with the Star of David by simply layering cardstock triangles.

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Serve traditional foods

Plan menus using traditional foods such as potato latkes and jelly donughts (sufganiyot). Latkes are perhaps the most well-known food for Hanukkah. Traditional recipes can easily be found online, and are simple enough to have kids assist in the prep.
Throw a Hanukkah party

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Invite friends over to celebrate! Decorations in the traditional colors of blue and white will add a festive flair. Ask guests to recite blessings before lighting candles on the menorah. Kids will enjoy the dreidel game, and singing Hanukkah songs. Give each guest a fun party favor by creating “cones” from patterned paper to hold chocolates and chocolate coins (gelt).