Cool Hanukkah Menorah Craft

Your child will love making a menorah he can "light" each night.

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What You'll Need

Gregory Boyd

What You'll Need

* Wooden spools (available at craft stores)
* Number stickers
* Acrylic paints in different shades of blue
* Sponge brushes
* Pencil
* Rubber band
* Colored pencils
* Yellow eraser pencil toppers

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Step 1

Gregory Boyd

Step 1

Gather eight spools of the same size and one that's slightly taller. Label the sides of the shorter spools from 1 to 8 with number stickers. Be sure to press the sticker firmly onto the spool.

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Step 2

Gregory Boyd

Step 2

To make it easier to paint a spool, wrap a rubber band around a pencil a third of the way down and insert it into the spool. Use a sponge brush to dab paint on the spool. Let dry completely and remove sticker.

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Step 3

Gregory Boyd

Step 3

Line spools up in numerical order from right to left, with the taller spool in the middle or on the left. Insert a colored pencil into a spool each night and "light" by capping with an eraser.

Originally published in the December 2008 issues of Parents magazine.

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Last-Minute Hanukkah Gifts

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Last-Minute Hanukkah Gifts