Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Handprint Menorahs

To celebrate the first day of Hanukkah today, we made menorahs with our handprints. I got the idea here, but changed it a bit. First the kids made blue handprints on white paper, doing one hand at a time. I helped them make sure that their thumbs overlapped a bit.
Then they traced "Happy Hanukkah" on the bottom of their paper. Finally, they glued crumpled up pieces of orange and yellow tissue paper to the tops of the 8 fingers and "one" thumb to make flames. Because the paint was still wet, they turned their paper upside down so they wouldn't have to worry about reaching across and getting their arms and sleeves blue.
When it was finished, they had a beautiful menorah!

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1 comment:

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing this at Sharing Saturday! I love it!!