The other night my youngest son was saying how he was afraid of the fire used to light menorahs. He wanted to be involved in the lighting of the candles, but was too trepidatious. We needed something flameless. Enter this make your own LEGO® menorah!
I have seen toddler and preschool menorahs in which the flame is made out of paper, but of course my instinct was not to make a craft, but something super easy and something that we would not have to store for the rest of the year, so a LEGO® menorah was the perfect solution.
What could be better? A LEGO® menorah is fun to build, it is totally safe, you can play with it, and best of all, you disassemble it at the end of the eighth day. How miraculous.
Do I need to give instructions for how to make this LEGO® menorah? I think not. Just have your kids rustle around in their brick bucket and come up with their own design!
We used what we LEGO® we already had, which is why there are flames made out of different kinds of bricks. No expensive kits to buy, no specialty items to hunt down. It was glorious.
My older son especially enjoyed putting this together, while his younger brother has been spending time playing with the minifigure and we even made him an oversized match so he could light the shamash with no trouble at all.
I'm definitely adding this DIY Hanukkah menorah to our list of super duper easy Hanukkah crafts! What kinds of menorahs are your kids making?
More LEGO® Hanukkah fun:
Read some books about Hanukkah:
- Holiday books for interfaith families
- Hanukkah picture books at No Time for Flash Cards
- Jewish folktales for kids