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Hanukkah crafts for kids: Flame-free menorah

The flame-free menorah craft for kids can be

The flame-free menorah craft for kids can be found on Spoonful.com. Credit: Spoonful.com

Sure, this ultrasafe menorah doesn't have actual candles, but kids can still get to "light" a new flame for each night of Hanukkah. I found the craft on Spoonful.com, a website from Disney that is filled with thousands of crafts, games and recipes for children and families.

What you'll need
- Corrugated cardboard
- Printable template
- Paint
- Yellow and orange tissue paper
- Glue
- 9 toothpicks

How to make it

1. Print out the menorah template that you can find here. On a large piece of corrugated cardboard, place the two shapes from the template so that the candles are parallel to the channels that run in the cardboard. Trace and cut out the shapes.

2. Paint and decorate them as you like (just be sure to paint nine candles), then let them dry. Using the slots, slide the body onto the base to create a stand.

3. For the flames, cut small, narrow triangles from yellow and orange tissue paper. Lay a yellow triangle over an orange one, run a thin line of glue along the triangle's narrow base, then roll and scrunch the tissue around the end of a toothpick. Repeat to make nine flames. Slide the toothpick flames into the cardboard channels to light the candles.

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