Friday, November 30, 2012

An Electric Menorah for Children

You may have seen the the electric tealight candles that have been around in stores for a few years now. They are a great alternative to wax candles when you don't want real fire or when children are involved. I decided to use them in an electric menorah that the kids love to light for the eights nights of Chanukah in the front window.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PHOTO: CURT HENDERSON
It was easy and inexpensive to make. I started out with these wood pieces that I found in bins at Michael's crafts.
The best part was there was nothing to cut--I simply glued everything together, then painted it with some silver spray paint.

For the candles, I used plastic hair rollers and the flame-less tea lights.
The tea lights just happen to fit perfectly on the tops of the hair rollers!

I covered each roller with paper in various shades of blues and violets.

Moussia and Yosef love to light the candles each night since the flames do not get hot and are safe for children. Each one has it's own tiny battery and stays lit for hours.

Chanukah is only a little more than one week away so now's the time to start this project!

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