We made a quick and easy masking tape menorah craft. The kids love it because the lights are their fingerprints, which means they can add the lights to the candles themselves each night of Hanukkah! We love our clothespin menorah, but they do enjoy having pretend lights to play with.
Masking Tape Menorah
- blue paint
- masking tape
- white paper
- yellow paint
Paint the canvas blue (I wanted it to be sturdy, but you could just use blue paper or posterboard). Once it’s dry, put the masking tape on. We did one long horizontal piece for the base, one vertical piece of tape for the stem, and 8 similarly-sized vertical pieces for the nightly candles, and one slightly longer one for the shamash.
To make the lights, they used yellow paint to make fingerprints on white paper, and I cut circles out around their fingerprints. And that’s it! You can use double-sided tape to add the lights each night. I think I will laminate our fingerprints this year – the paper gets kind of flimsy with being take off and back on all the time!