If you’re hoping to involve your kids with helping to create Hanukkah gifts for family and friends, consider making these cool collage menorah cards featured on
. Simply made using decorative paper or colorful magazine pages, these sweet cards are easy for small hands to assemble, with only a bit of cutting and pasting required. And, really, nothing beats a homemade gift for the holidays! Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish
Take a note from
and add a little bit of color to this year’s holiday chanukiah! A fantastic Hanukkah craft for preschoolers and younger kids, this gorgeous festive project can be easily made with leftover toilet paper tubes, gold paper (for the candles’ flames), popsicle sticks, and paint. This is one fun craft that gives younger tots the chance to safely “light” their candles each evening and the opportunity to play a role in your family’s holiday traditions. Joyful Jewish
Offering up a creative way to light up the evening this holiday season, these Hanukkah luminaries featured on
are a neat alternative or additional idea to light up your family’s traditions this year. To make your own, you’ll want to have white paper lunch sacks, a triangle cookie cutter or stamp, blue and gold paint, a paper plate painting palette, scissors, and flameless/LED candles. Check out the rest of the full post for the complete tutorial — what a pretty way to show off your holiday spirit! Make and Takes
We love these DIY tinfoil Hanukkah cards featured on
Another inexpensive gorgeous way to create heartfelt homemade gifts for family and friends this season, these cool cards are a fun craft for kids of all ages. We love that each and every one is completely unique. To get started on your own, you’ll need tinfoil, white glue, cardboard (Mom Jessica used a cereal box), crepe paper streamers or construction paper, yarn or thread, and bedazzling bits such as glitter or sequins. Get the full scoop by checking out the rest of the post — we can’t get enough of the sparkle factor! Scrumdilly-Do!
Looking to make some super-fast dreidels this year? Mama Tali of
shares her family’s DIY holiday spinners, inspired by Martha Stewart’s tutorial — and we must admit, these dreidels may be quick, but they’re also pretty! Made using long strips of colorful paper (Tali used a paper cutter), glue, and toothpicks, these dreidels may take a little patience while waiting for the glue to dry, but we promise that the end result will be totally worth it when you give them that first spin! See the rest of Tali’s tutorial for more info and tips on getting started. Matzo Ball Soup
Speaking of cool dreidels, we adore these spinning dreidel mobiles featured on
! Though these sweet paper cutouts were purchased on Etsy, we think that you could also make your own by taking a large piece of poster board or construction paper to trace and cut out the various sizes. Once your dreidel outlines are cut out, put your kiddos to work on bedazzling them with markers, stickers, and glitter, and then hang them on string to watch them twirl throughout the holiday. If you’re worried about getting your various sizes correct, never fear — work with what you have to create your own take on this cool idea. Who says mini hanging dreidels can’t be just as cool? Joyful Jewish
Another fun way to share your holiday spirit with neighbors, friends, and family, this stained glass menorah featured on
is sure to brighten up your family’s holiday season with plenty of beautiful hues! Easily made using construction paper, colorful tissue paper, and glue, this is an easy project for craft-lovin’ kiddos and one that’s sure to be enjoyed by all throughout the holiday season. Upper West Side Mom
Mom Jessica of
offers up this homemade edible memory game for kids… And we have a feeling that this neat activity is sure to become a new family favorite! Made using stickers, decorative paper, glue, and flat-bottomed candies such as Hershey’s Kisses, mint patties, or Hanukkah chocolate coins, this cool matching game is easy to create and a great boredom buster for foul-weather holiday afternoons. Check out the rest of Jessica’s post for a link to free printables and more details on getting started. Scrumdilly-Do!
Sara shares these fun DIY holiday party favors, and what an excellent pick for party gifts that your kids can make! Sara notes that this project is perfect for young reluctant crafters as sweets are involved. She also adds that the colorful tubes can be collected and used again in the future once the treats have been handed out. To make your own, you’ll need leftover toilet paper tubes, acrylic craft paint, glitter glue or “tulip” fabric paint, tissue paper, and silver ribbon to tie up the end of the favors. After your favors are colored and bedazzled, simply fill them up with tasty treats and goodies and you’re all set for this year’s holiday bash! Creative Jewish Mom
Mama Lucia of
shows off this fantastic recycled menorah that she and her young kids made when they were spending Hanukkah away from home one year — how cool is that?! By using toilet paper rolls, one paper towel roll, a large box, magazines, construction paper, paint, and blue masking tape, this creative clan proves that the options are truly endless when it comes to the imaginative ways that families can celebrate the holiday. Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish
Mom Tali of
is at it again with clever dreidel ideas — and these Matzo Ball Soup au naturel acorn spinners couldn’t be cooler! A quick and easy Hanukkah craft that’s perfect for preschoolers, this project only requires three total materials: acorn shells, modeling clay, and wooden matches — that’s it! In addition to being a fun family afternoon activity for the holidays, this craft also needs acorn shells… Which means you may just have a nature treasure hunt in your future as well. Gotta love those two-part projects!
In need of some quick and easy handmade decorations for this year’s holiday entertaining?
shares this gorgeous Stars of David garland that’s not only incredibly simple to make, but sure to brighten up your home with its beautiful bright colors this season! Originally featured on the Swedish site Prudent Baby Ennui, these sweet stars are easily made using string, colorful paper, and cookie cutters. (Love that!) Be sure to check out the rest of the full post for more info and a link to the Ennui’s translated tutorial.
features this simple yet stunning homemade menorah by Diane Gilleland — what a bright idea! A perfect holiday project for younger kids to help create, these candle holders get their lively hues from colorful tissue paper that’s coated with matte and/or shimmer Modge Podge. And the best part — once your family’s Hanukkah celebration has come to an end, these decorative candles can be used throughout the year as needed in your home. A holiday gift that truly keeps on giving! Makezine
Creative Jewish Mom Sara is at it again with her clever cute Hanukkah ideas — these DIY popsicle stick decorations are the perfect find for adding a little bit of extra color to this year’s celebration. To make your own, simply collect some colorful popsicle sticks (or color your own with markers, dye, or stickers) and get to work on gluing together your pieces for fun Hanukkah imagery, big and small. Check out the rest of Sara’s post for more fun photos of her family’s finished decorations!
Another easy Hanukkah craft project for the littlest family members, this Star of David mobile included on
is perfect for the younger tots in the house who want to get in on all of the holiday crafting fun. To get started on your own, you’ll only need two materials — string and two navy blue pipe cleaners per star… Easy yet functional and beautiful — our favorite kind of DIY activity for the busy busy holidays! FamilyFun