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23 Hanukkah Crafts and Activities for the whole family!

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Yup, that time of year is fast approaching! I decided to gather some of my favorite Hanukkah crafts and activities for young and old to share with you! This post contains affiliate links.

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Hanukkah Crafts and Activities: Kids’ Crafts

Every child wants to light his/her own Menorah. But nothing compares to lighting one that he or she made. Kids Activities Blog has shared how to make a menorah from egg cartons! Of course, don’t use real flames in an egg carton!

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If your kids want to DIY their dreidel as well, What We Do All Day has made this super easy Hanukkah Dreidel craft!

hanukkah crafts and activities

Independent minded children may prefer a menorah they can light on their own, without supervision. This menorah can be made and “lit” by kids!

Did your kids make a candle-compatible menorah at school? Try making your own kid-safe candles for it instead of using real fire!

Your kids can definitely help you make this Chanukah wall hanging craft from Busy in Brooklyn. It’s a great way to present “Chanukah gelt” and pretty too…

Kids and adults alike can color and craft their own dreidels – and then actually spin them! These can also be used as treat boxes.

These Hanukkah tissue paper suncatchers are so classic, yet so beautiful. Check it out at craftprojectideas.com.

Craft your own Hanukkah puppets – with both characters of the story and some fun animated latkes, donuts, dreidels, and more!

Hanukkah Crafts and Activities: Kids’ Games and Activities

This free Hanukkah Pack  from 3 Dinosaurs is packed with printable games and exercises, such as math pages, matching, puzzles, and more.

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You can make your own Hanukkah bath stickers using this easy tutorial from Simply Play Ideas! I think they’re adorable…

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For the kid that loves to cook, these marshmallow dreidels from Hostess with the Mostess will be a huge party hit! (Bonus: it comes with some free favor tag printables!)

Reading to children is a precious way to spend any time of year, even more so during the holiday season. Here’s a list of 8 Hanukkah books – one for each night!

Finally, check out one of my favorite Hanukkah sensory bin ideas here!

Hanukkah Crafts and Activities: For the Older Crafters

Delicate Construction has building a Modern Hanukkah Menorah down pat. She then goes and uses it in her Winter Wonderland table decor!

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Try decorating wooden dreidels! You can woodburn, paint, bling, or do whatever you’d like! It’s a great open-ended party activity too if you use a fast-drying paint for it. Get 10% off the dreidels using code MOMSANDCRAFTERS.

To add to your Hanukkah Decor, Chai & Home shares how to make these beautiful Chanukah Tin Can Lumiaries with a star of David on the front. I think they’re magnificent!

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Once we’re upcycling, why not throw in some baby jars? This Upcycled Chanukah Menorah makes a great centerpiece too!

Hanukkah Crafts and Activities

See the new updated version of the Chanukah centerpiece here.

If your jars are a little larger, say, mason jars, you can add this blue ice crystal candle holder from This Mama Loves to the mix!


Steering away from the fire (although I do love fire), try for this wooden Hanukkah garland to spruce up your home.

Finally, try some Himelli using paper straws to make this gorgeous 3D dreidel decoration!

Hanukkah Crafts and Activities: Family Games

Hanukkah has family games built in with the traditional Dreidel game. If you’re wondering how the game is played, you can learn the rules here. Or, learn how to make a dreidel out of clay here.

If you want a twist on the classic Dreidel game, Therapy Fun Zone has a couple of dreidel games  to share, including a printable board game!

Or, you can play a game of Dreidel Roulette for a keepsake-quality alternative.

Wow! This huge list of Hanukkah carnival stations will definitely give you some ideas for family fun – especially for entertaining a large extended family!

Get minds going with a game of Hanukkah Mad Libs! What a fun challenge for all ages!

I think you’re all set for celebrating Chanukah for now… What are your favorite Hanukkah crafts and activities? Comment below!

23 Hanukkah crafts and activities for the whole family - adult crafts, games, family activities, kids crafts and more - there's something for everyone this Chanukah!

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  1. I really like the bath tub stickers, the tin can luminaries and the blue ice crystal candle holder ideas. I could probably do them without messing up too badly or hurting anyone else!!

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