Get creative with your decorations for Hanukkah this year and create a festive atmosphere for your eight nights of celebration. Decorating your home for the holidays is a wonderful family activity. Teach little kids how to decorate for Hanukkah and let them add their own unique touch.
Get inspired by these Hanukkah decoration ideas:
Hanukkah Menorah: Create a homemade Hanukkah menorah to hang on the wall, front door, or the fireplace. Use a pencil to draw the outline of a menorah on a piece of cardboard or foam board. Cut out the menorah and then wrap it in aluminum foil. Make candles for the menorah with colorful card stock paper. Place the candles on the menorah on the appropriate nights of Hanukkah.
Dreidels: Decorate for Hanukkah with a variety of different dreidels. Decorate with colorful dreidels, metallic dreidels, plastic dreidels, wooden dreidels, and fillable dreidels. Fill a decorative dreidel-shaped container with the traditional Hanukkah candy—chocolate gelt. Scatter the dreidels on tables for decoration or line them up along your fireplace mantle. Hold a Hanukkah party at your house and let guests take the dreidels home as favors.
Star of David: Hang Star of David embellishments throughout your home for your Chanukah decorations. Buy the Star of David decorations at your local store or make them yourself with card stock paper. Cut out two triangles. Place one with the point up and one with the point down down. Glue the two triangles together and then decorate your Star of David with glitter, metallic markers, or even stickers. Get creative, attach a piece of ribbon to the top of the Star of David, and hang it from the ceiling!
Making your own Hanukkah decorations is a wonderful way to express your creativity. Enjoy decorating for Chanukah and have a blast with your family and friends during the Festival of Lights!