Make a Shiny Menorah Poster

Hanukkah is a holiday of light and this shiny art project is a great way to bring a little more light in, and it makes an adorable handprint keepsake for parents.

To add a little extra learning to the art, instead of “lighting” all the candles at once, add a new flame each night. It’s like having another menorah (Hanukkiah) at home, and it’s literally a hands-on counting activity for kids.

This Activity Works With These Books:


  • Aluminum foil
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Poster board
  • Glitter pens/paint/glue


  • Help your child place both hands side by side on a piece of foil. Position the hands so that the thumbs overlap.
  • Trace around the hands with the marker and cut them out as one continuous piece.
  • Glue the tinfoil hands onto a piece of poster board. Each finger serves as a “candle” on your menorah (the two thumbs make one candle — the shamash).
  • Use some glittery art supplies, like glitter pens, paint, or glue, to create a flame on top of each “candle,” then place your poster in your window to help decorate your home for Hanukkah.


Make Your Own Menorah Ideas for Kids
The Hanukkah Story For Kids Under 5