Hanukkah is right around the corner, and this holiday is a great reason to start doing crafts with your kids. There are many Hanukkah crafts that are fun for kid, but many of them may be expensive or complicated; this article will give you step by step instructions on several inexpensive and easy Hanukkah crafts for kids.
Candle Window Hanging
Making a candle window hanging is an inexpensive and easy craft project for kids during the Hanukkah season. For this project you will need black construction paper, glue, and orange and blue tissue paper or cellophane. Feel free to use left over plastic packaging that you would normally throw away instead of tissue paper for this project; this is a green and inexpensive way to make this Hanukkah craft.
Start by drawing a candle on the construction paper, and help your kids fold it in half and cut out the candle shape. Remember to leave some paper in between the flame and the candlestick, and repeat this process to make a copy of this cut-out on the other piece of paper. Next cut the tissue paper a little bigger than the candlestick, and help kids glue it to one of the sheets of paper; do the same with the flame and the orange paper. To finish this inexpensive and easy Hanukkah craft help your kids glue the final black piece of paper so that the tissue paper is sandwiched in between, and hang this pretty decoration in your window.
Felt Gelt Bag
Making a felt gelt bag will be fun for your kids while giving them a great place to store their money. For this inexpensive and easy project all you will need is a piece of blue felt, needle, thread, and a button. You can also use ribbon to sew a star on the front, or you can give the kids fabric paint and allow them to decorate their gelt bag any way they like.
Start by helping your kids cut a long rectangle out of the felt. The rectangle should be at about 4 inches in width and 10 inches in length. Now help your kids fold the bottom 4 inches up to form a pouch, and help them sew the sides of the pocket. Use a pair of scissors to cut a small horizontal slit about half an inch down from the top of the rectangle that is not sewn. Fold the top flap down and use a pen to mark where the slit is on the inside of the pouch. Help kids sew the button to this spot. And the gelt bag will be completed. This easy and inexpensive Hanukkah craft is something kids will use for years to come.
Paper Plate Menorah
Making a paper plate menorah is a lot of fun for kids during Hanukkah, and this craft project is easy and inexpensive so it is appealing too parents as well. For this craft you will need a paper plate, a black marker or pen, paint, scissors, glue, tin foil, card board, and orange tissue paper or paper. You can also use orange paper that is cut from magazines if you do not have tissue paper or construction paper for this inexpensive and easy Hanukkah craft.
Start by helping kids cut the plate in half and paint it whatever color you like. Use the marker to draw nine branches of the menorah on the plate. The next step in this inexpensive craft is cutting nine rectangle candle shapes from the cardboard and wrapping them in tinfoil. You can use glue to make the tin foil stay. Rip the orange paper into short strips and glue it to the top of the candlesticks to look like flames. Help your kids glue the candles to the back of the plate and your Hanukkah menorah craft is complete.
Hanukkah crafts for kids do not have to cost a fortune, and these easy inexpensive Hanukkah kids crafts are a lot of fun for the whole family so try them this year!