Hanukkah candles are colorful and each person in a family can actually have an
individual menorah. This is a grand family project, and it's even reusable next
Large metal nuts (from Dad's toolbox)
Half-filled jars of paints
and glitter flecks
Sample of bathroom tile*
* Pick up sample pieces of colored bathroom tile from a showroom that sells such
products in your community. Your children will make their own menorahs, but you
can enjoy doing one with them, so be certain to have enough tile for everyone!
Use an ordinary hardware nut for the circumference of a Hanukkah candle and drop
a dab of glue on the top of the nut. Wow! You've already made one candle holder.
Do this in any shape you want, making sure you haven't forgotten the shamash.
Paint around the nuts, even painting each nut if you want, any design or squiggle,
in any color or colors. Then, if you want sparkle, drop some glue and sprinkle your
glitter any place that you like. The excess will blow off with one swoosh of breath,
but the glitter will adhere to wherever you've put the glue.
Print your name on the tile instead of lots of paint decorations, or after you've
painted the tile.
Insert the shamash and candle number 1. You're ready for Hanukkah!