Chanukah Handprint Menorah

Chanukah Handprint Menorah craft

Celebrate the Festival of Lights by making a menorah with your very own handprints!

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    Chanukah, The Festival of Lights, is celebrated with the lighting of one candle in a menorah each night for 8 nights. A tall candle, called the shamos, is used to light the smaller candles.

  • 2.

    Spread newspaper over your work area. Pour Crayola® Washable Finger Paint into foam produce trays. Dip both hands, with fingers slightly spread, into the paint.

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    In the middle of construction paper, line up your paint-covered hands side by side, with your thumbs touching. Gently and firmly press hands onto the paper.

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    Dip your index (pointer) finger in paint. Place your finger above your thumbprints to make the middle, highest candle, called a shamos.

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    Wash or wipe your hands thoroughly. Put a finger into yellow, white, and/or red paint. Press on top of each candle to create flames.