10 Hanukkah Crafts for Your Little Ones
I grew up Jewish, and I married a gentile. So my children will grow up celebrating two cultures during the holiday season. It's quite fun for everyone to have a myriad of experiences. Over time, I've enjoyed sharing Hanukkah traditions with my daughter and teaching her about the Festival of Lights. As a toddler, the best way to get her involved is to make it fun, and doing arts and crafts has been the way to go! Here are 10 Hanukkah crafts for your little ones, which the whole family will enjoy participating in!
10 Hanukkah Crafts For Your Little Ones
Click through to check out 10 fun and easy Hanukkah crafts to do with your little ones!
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I don’t know about you, but if you can turn putting together dreidels into something you can eat, well that’s a win-win for the whole family. Check out Celebrations.com to see how to put together these amazing edible dreidels. And you can make it a learning experience by teaching your kiddos to recognize their first Hebrew letters and what they mean.
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Star of David Painting
Even the youngest of toddlers can find such success making their own Star of David paintings. Head on over to Melissa & Doug to see how to get them started. It’s super quick and easy and my daughter will totally be doing this craft during this Hanukkah season.
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Star of David Mobile
Pipe cleaners and string is all you need to make this fun Star of David Mobile to display in your home. You can even incorporate a lesson on triangles to teach your little one. Check out Spoonful to get the tutorial on how to put this fun craft together with your children.
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Construction Paper Menorah
This construction paper menorah is simple to put together and a great conversation starter about why there are eight candles. Have your kid count the candles to get practice with their numbers. You can even write the letters out and have your little one trace the letters with a glitter glue pen to practice their own scribblings. Stop by Spoonful to check out the tutorial.
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Tinfoil Festive Hanukkah Cards
These tinfoil Hanukkah cards may take a bit of prepping on your part, but once you’ve prepped all the materials, you toddler will so very much enjoy choosing his or her pieces to create their one-of-a-kind card to give to friends and family. Hop on over to Scrumdilly-Do! to check out the full tutorial.
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Milk Carton Dreidel
A bit of prepping is needed to make these milk carton dreidels, but once you get the basics set up, your child will surely enjoy getting to paint their very own dreidel. And again, there is more learning involved as the Hebrew letters are placed on each side. My Mommy’s Place is the spot to check out how to get started.
Hanukkah Foam Mosaic
There are tons of Hanukkah crafts for kids that you can purchase with the pieces ready to go. This Hanukkah Foam Mosaic craft is great to work with. Your toddler can practice recognizing numbers, as well as fine-tuning their fine motor skills. It should keep them busy for quite a while too! You can purchase this kit at Amazon.
Chanukah Cookie Cutters
My daughter got these cookie cutters as a gift from her great-grandmother right after she turned 2. So every year as we roll out the sugar cookie dough, we make both Christmas and Hanukkah cookies. We talk about all the shapes and what they are for, and we have fun drawing Hebrew letters on them with gel frosting once they are baked. Best yet is that these cookie cutters are great for Play-Doh fun too! You can purchase this set of cookie cutters over on Amazon.
I don’t know about your toddler, but my kiddo is a huge fan of stamps! (And of course stamp activities come with supervision, so the whole house or little sister doesn’t end up getting stamped all over.) In this set, there is a dreidel showing each of the four Hebrew letters so you can chat about their meanings. And they can also be used to create one-of-a-kind Hanukkah cards to give to friends and family. This stamp set is available for purchase over on Amazon.
Decorate Your Own Dreidel
This Decorate Your Own Dreidel kit is perfect to talk about Hanukkah. You can chat about the meaning behind the holiday as decals are chosen and placed on this Hanukkah top. And then the whole family can have a fun game of Dreidel with your child’s one-of-a-kind top. Amazon is the place to purchase this kit.
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