My friend, writer and photographer Malina Saval, recently asked me to come up with some chanukah art projects for a piece she was writing. I came up with 5 ideas. Some better than others. But overall, I like them. I made the first one today. This was actually inspired by something I saw on pinterest by Bring Chesed Home. Here are the other ideas I will hopefully get to over the next month. The oversized gelt is my favorite. I think the kids will really like it.
1. A little bunting goes a long way. Cut out dreidels and candles from cool paper or felt and hang on a string or ribbon.2. Oversized Chanukah gelt. Cut out big circles in cardboard. Cover with gold foil or tin foil and decorate with gold or silver puffy paint. Use them for a scavenger hunt.3. Make different chanukah symbols from sculpey and hang from a mobile. Dreidle, Jewish Star, candles, gelt.4. Save up some recyclables from around the house, bottle caps, long rectangular box, toilet paper rolls, etc. and make a chanukiah. Spray paint gold or silver to make it look really special.4. Make Chanukah cards from card stock and tissue paper. Fold the card stock in half. Draw a dreidel in pencil or marker. squish small squares of tissue paper and glue along the lines of the dreidel.5. Make a Chanukah pop up book for each night of Chanukah. Kids can make it before chanukah and each pop up can be a gift they are hoping for!What are your your ideas???