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Hanukkah Decorations

Dec 16, 2014

Hanukkah is almost here! Which means it’s time to get your crafts going so you can bring some cheer and homemade warmth with these decoration ideas. Whether you have them already placed and hung for your celebration or do the crafts with friends and family at the party these decorations are perfect for all eight nights of Hanukkah.

Glass Bottle Menorah

Supplies:

  • 8 glass bottles all the same size
  • 1 larger bottle
  • spray paint
  • 9 tapered candles

Instructions:

  1. Gather your bottles. This may take some time and a lot of drinking.
  2. Remove any labels on the bottles by soaking them in hot soapy water.
  3. Spray paint the bottles whatever color you like. If they need more than one coat, let the first coat dry completely before applying the second.
  4. Let paint dry and wedge candles into the top of the bottles.
  5. Arrange the bottle so that the bigger bottle is in the center of a line of the smaller bottles.
  6. Light one every night.

White and Blue Bottle MenorahWhite and Blue Bottle MenorahCourtesy of spoonful.com

Star of David

Supplies:

  • Blue pipe cleaners
  • Yellow String
  • Thumb tacks or tape

Instructions:

  1. Make two triangles with the pipe cleaners. Twist one closed and leave the other open.
  2. Insert the open triangle into the close one so that it weaves in and twist the second triangle closed.
  3. Tie the yellow string to the top of the star.
  4. At different lengths hang multiple stars in front of a window, from the ceiling or a chandelier and enjoy!

Stars of Davids for Eight Winter Nights Stars of Davids for Eight Winter Nights Courtesy of readymade.com

Paper Dreidels

Supplies:

  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Toothpicks

Instructions:

  1. Cut ¼” strips of paper. A paper cutter works best, but scissors will do too.
  2. Glue the paper to the toothpick. Make sure to glue it just where the taper of the toothpick ends so it’s attached to an even surface.
  3. Let the glue dry completely. Waiting is the hardest part.
  4. Tightly wrap the paper around the toothpick.
  5. Glue the end of the paper to itself to create a disc of paper and let dry completely.
  6. Using your thumb and forefinger pull the outer edge of the paper disc up so that there is a little bowl of paper. Do this slowly so it doesn’t unravel.
  7. Good luck playing Draidel!

Paper Dreidels are Fun to Make and Play WithPaper Dreidels are Fun to Make and Play WithCourtesy of celebrations.com

Have Your Say

Do you like doing crafts at the party or before the party? Share your thoughts in the comment’s section below.

 

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Bella: A brown haired highschool junior who meets a pale, sparkly vampire. High jinks ensues.
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[I hope you are proud of how terrible these characters are. I have even gone to the painstaking level of making terrible art of them and writing this in bad grammar. This has caused me so much pain and torture, and I hope it will do the same to you who read it. >:3 *why did i even try and make a form for these monstrosities*]Name: Datenshi Nokibo (Fallen Angel of Hope)Age: TwelveGender: FemaleFandom: DanganronpaUltimate?: Ultimate ???, but actually Ultimate Hope. (so sUGOI DESU)Appearance: I drew this myself and yes i used a base doNT HATE ART IS HARD. AND I KNO SHE HAS NO WINGS BUT SHE CAN HIDE THEM BC SHES A KAWAII SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE.Personality: Datenshi is really kawaii and amai and loves everyone!!! She is bestfriends with all of 77 class and 78 class because she's so kakkoi~ and shes really good at every talent because shes the ultimate hope and has no flaws because she wouldnt forgive herself if she had any!! Flaws are for bakas!!! Shes super depressed tho and gets rlly sad but her friends always cheer her up!!! History: Datenshi was sent to earth from heaven as a fallen angel because her parents didn't love her, so she never met them ever!!! She lived in an orphanage her whole life and people bullied her because she was so sugoi and kakkoi and an angel and not a silly baka like those bullies. She got really depressed but then hopes peak academy found her and let her join to be the ultimate hope!!!!!!! Then she became super kawaii and popular!!!!!! Relationships?: Shes bestfriends with Aoi and Sakura and Ibuki and Peko and she likes Celes and Junko and Hiyoko and Sonia!!! She is dating Byakuya and Chihiro and Mahiru and Mikan bc she loves them all~~~~~!!!! Her enemies are Sayaka and Toko bc Sayaka is super jelous bc she isn't as pretty as her and Toko loves Byakuya but he loves Datenshi!!!!!! >_<Other: Datenshi is a sugoi-kawaii fallen angel!!!!! And she has majikku powers that make her control all the elements!!!! :3 Sugoi, nee~ Name: Arial Age: 1 million human years, looks 13 Gender: Female Fandom: Undertale Species: 1/2-Skeleton, 1/2-Ghost, 1/2-Fairy, 1/2-Vampire, 1/2-Demon Fox~~~~~. Powers: All of sans's powers like Bad Time mode!!! She is more powerful than sans and asriel combined~!!!! Appearance: Yeah i drew dis myself again and I KNO SHE DOESNT HAVE HER EARS AND WINGS AND FANGS BUT SHE CAN HIDE THEM SHUT UP STOP HATING ON MY KAWAII OC. Personality: Arial is super-super-super emo and hates her life and everyone. She will try to kill anyone who goes near her who she doesn't like and succeeds because she's super powerful. Shes really depressed bc of her overly-tragic backstory and thats why she hates everyone. She gets really sad about it and cries about it. But everyone loves her because she's amazing and everyone wants to be her friend~~~~~~~~!!! History: Arial was born on the surface but her parents were killed by humans and she was almost killed her whole life!!! She killed the humans who killed her parents but she almost died!! She was banished down to the underground and lived there with the other monsters and she hated all of them but all of them loved her unconditionally because she's absolutely perfect with no flaws ever at all. Relationships?: She is bestfriends with EVERYONE!!!! Even tho she hates the other monsters. she is dating sans and mettaton and undyne and asgore but loves sans more. She hates ALLL THE HUMANSSSS!!!!! >:c Other: Arial is the most popular monster ever even tho she doesnt like many people but they all love her~~~~!!! [I regret everything end my misery please]
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"XxRuby_PhoenixxX" wrote:I had gone to a Christian school for...   *counting* 1..2..   4 years.   Never learned about LGBTQIA, so I doubt a 6 year old would know about it. You'd be surprised. Some schools are teaching children about these issues in Kindergarten, and a lot of young kids have unrestricted internet access.
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I had gone to a Christian school for...*counting* 1..2..4 years.Never learned about LGBTQIA, so I doubt a 6 year old would know about it.
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How is this even a debate?
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