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Flame-Free Menorah | Easy Crafts for Kids

Flame-Free Menorah

Sure, this ultrasafe menorah doesn't have actual candles, but you'll still get to "light" a new flame for each night of Hanukkah.


  • Corrugated cardboard
  • template
  • Paint
  • Yellow and orange tissue paper
  • Glue
  • 9 toothpicks


On a large piece of corrugated cardboard, place the two shapes from our template so that the candles are parallel to the channels that run in the cardboard. Trace and cut out the shapes.

Paint and decorate them as you like (just be sure to paint nine candles!), then let them dry. Using the slots, slide the body onto the base to create a stand.

For the flames, cut small, narrow triangles from yellow and orange tissue paper. Lay a yellow triangle over an orange one, run a thin line of glue along the triangle's narrow base, then roll and scrunch the tissue around the end of a toothpick. Repeat to make nine flames. Slide the toothpick flames into the cardboard channels to light the candles.