A few years ago, my girls and I made our own menorah out of toilet paper tubes. We had such a good time, and it has held up so well over the years, that we really haven't had a need to make another. But I am really tempted to make a new one this year with all of the great DIY menorah ideas I keep seeing. Here are a few of my favorites:
Paper menorah: Uses poster board, paper fasteners and a hole punch. As my daughter would say, easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.
Embossed menorah: Lovely and elegant. Uses votive candle holders, embossment foil, and foam. This one may be more difficult for little kids, but it's perfect for older kids and it's sure to hold up well over the years.
Paper cup menorah: You really can't get much simpler than this paper cup menorah. I love the simplicity and the fact that even little kids can enjoy putting this together.
Marshmallow menorah: I don't have a picture to go along with this marshmallow menorah, but I imagine that's because it got eaten up before anyone was able to get a shot!
Pasta menorah: I think this one might just win the originality prize!
More great ideas: As these sites show, you really can make a menorah out of almost anything you have around the house. Try a baby food jar menorah, a wooden spoon menorah, an egg carton menorah, or how about a potato menorah?
Another great project is the wooden spool menorah video detailed in the video below:
Do you have any great menorah craft ideas to share? I'd love to hear it in the comments below.