With Hanukkah just about to end, I wanted to blog about some last minutes projects for kids to make for Hanukkah.
Hanukkah Tissue Paper Cut Outs Craft
Materials: Tissue paper, Pinking shears, Glue, and Glasses, vases, or hurricane lamps
Cut strips of tissue paper of varying heights, but all the same length. Measure the diameter of the vase/hurricane and cut my strips just a bit longer.
Fold strips accordion style, and cut out shapes on the fold, such that the shape repeats itself across the strip once unfolded.
Layer strips such that contrasting colors appear within the cut out shapes. Adhere with glue. Note: due to the fact that tissue paper is quite thin, my dots of glue were visible. If you'd like to avoid this, brush on glue with a brush.
Hanukkah Themed Beaded Sun Catchers On Recycled Lids
Materials: clear plastic lids, from take out containers, produce containers, pony beads, ours are translucent with sparkles, perfect for this project, white glue and a marker
Teach your child about the idea of planning a project ahead, and to consider size and proportion by sketching the idea on a piece of paper to achieve the best results. Once a good sketch has been achieved, place that under the lid and trace outline on to lid. Or, for older children, as we did with the menorah, simply use the sketch placed under the lid as a guide, such that there are no marker lines in the finished product.
Examine drawing to see if it needs more details or is fine as is. We decided to add our details with the beads rather than adding more marker lines.
Apply a nice puddle of glue to lid, and start placing beads. We decided we did not want to see the holes of the beads, but the holes can also be a design element if desired.
Use a variety of colors for the most beautiful results! Ta Da! Set aside to dry overnight and hang,