Chanukah Menorah


We love this pretty, simple and recycled craft…just in time for the Festival of Lights! Your family will love repurposing old toys to create this beautiful Chanukah menorah. It’s guaranteed to be a treasured holiday favorite for years to come!


What you will need:

9 wood blocks for each menorah you’d like to make (the ones we used had holes already, but you can use a drill or a hammer and nail to make your own holes if you need to)

Birthday candles

White and blue paint

Paint brushes


Step 1: Paint the face of your first block white.


Step 2: With each subsequent block, add a little bit of blue paint, getting darker as you go.



Step 3: Allow paint to dry for at least 30 minutes, then arrange blocks into a line and add candles.


Step 4: Use your Chanukah menorah to celebrate the Festival of Lights!


16 Replies to “Chanukah Menorah”

  1. This is so creative. If you use a little bit of tin foil at the bottom, then the wax won’t get on the wooden blocks. I can’t wait to try this.

  2. Using the different blues looks super cool. I love the idea of starting with the lighter blue and gradually moving to the darker blue. A great project for any classroom!

  3. How adorable is this? I think it might make sense to melt the bottom of the candles a little bit before sticking them in just to make them more secure.

  4. I want to try this after I pick my kids up from school today. We only have the Chanukah candles at home, so if I don’t have a drill, how can I make the holes bigger?

  5. I am so glad that you have Chanukah inspired ideas. My kids sometimes feel left out since the majority of their friends celebrate Christmas so this is a perfect craft to get them into the holiday spirit!

  6. I am a stay-at-home Dad with a passion for woodworking and am always looking for good crafts to make with my son. This couldn’t be more perfect! We will definitely be drilling our own holes!!!

  7. I will try to make this but will paint each block a different color to coordinate with multi colored Chanukah candles and each night we will mix it up. this will be a fun way to reinforce color recognition with my 2 year old Grandaughter!

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