Ready to get crafty? Here are some lovely ideas for Hanukkah crafts from around the Web. Try one each night!
Hanukkah sun catchers. These beautiful sun catchers, brought to life by the Creative Jewish Mom, are simple to make. You just need beads, glue and the recycled lid from a take-out container. Kids can get creative with their designs and patterns to make a Hanukkah craft that is truly unique.
Dreidel placecards. Having folks over for the dinner? These cardstock dreidels are a snap to put together using this template from Martha Stewart Living.
Dreidel card. Here's another cute idea from the Creative Jewish Mom, a card with a pop-up 3-D dreidel inside. Looks great to give as part of a gift or to keep as a decoration.
Hanukkah treat bags. I love these treat bags from Design Megillah. Make eight bags for each night of Hanukkah. The labels help kids know which bag to choose depending upon how many candles were lit that night. Fill each bag with small, simple treats, and you've got yourself a new holiday tradition!
Dreidel gift bags. I'm always a little nervous about crafts from Martha Stewart Living as she tends to post craft ideas that are beautiful but far too difficult for mere mortals to make. But these velvet gift bags were too intriguing to pass up, and I'm glad I gave them a second look. If you can do a simple sewing stitch — by hand or on your sewing machine — you can make these lovely little bags.
Hanukkah catch-all tray. Here's one more from the Creative Jewish Mother, a decoupaged catch-all tray that can be used to hold dreidels, cookies or other holiday treats. Just pull together your leftover scraps of tissue paper and some glue or mod podge, and you'll whip this colorful craft up in no time.
Milk carton dreidel. This cute craft from Kaboose turns the lunch room milk carton into a festive holiday dreidel. It might make an easy and inexpensive craft for teachers or scout leaders who can easily collect an armload of milk cartons. Just add a little glue and paint and these dreidels are ready to play!
Homemade menorahs. It just wouldn't be Hanukkah without a few homemade menorah crafts! Whether you choose plastic spoons, egg cartons, toilet paper tubes or marshmallows, there are lots of creative ways to light the menorah this year. Better yet, let the kids be the menorah with these cute Hanukkah headbands!