I love sharing the traditions of Hanukkah with my children and extended family because it’s important to me to pass down the rituals of Judaism that my ancestors have been following for thousands of years.
Spend family time together this Hanukkah with these crafty ideas! Encourage your kids to make one craft each day of Hanukkah or make all the crafts in advance to enjoy them for all 8 days!
Fancy china and silver are all well and good, but the Hanukkah table takes on a special brilliance when the children decorate the table with napkin rings they’ve made themselves. Bright blue or silver napkins are in keeping with the season.
Most dreidels have Hebrew letters that stand for the words Nes Gadol Hayah Sham. Translated, this means, “A great miracle happened there.” There are also letters that relate to the amount of gelt players should add to the pot or take from it when playing the dreidel game.
With chocolate-candy “flames” and candy-stick “candles,” this Hanukkah craft will put everyone in the holiday spirit. Put kids in charge of making and "lighting" this sweet menorah. Just make sure to have a few extra candies on hand—crafting can work up an appetite!