How to Make a Menorah Candle Necklace
By Carla Beuning
(FeatureSource) During Hanukkah, the festival of lights, a
candle is lit each night for 8 days. This commemorates a night long ago when the
Maccabees had enough oil for one night that miraculously lasted for 8 days. The
Menorah is the centerpiece of the celebration when friends and families gather
for this winter holiday.
Penny Warner, author of “The Big Book of Party
and Holiday Fun” (Meadowbrook Press) suggests a new way to enjoy the timeless
tradition of the Menorah. Warner says, “You will love wearing this Menorah
Candle Necklace during Hanukkah. Add one charm each day, just as you light a
candle each night.”
A Menorah Candle Necklace is simple to make and
requires minimal adult supervision. The materials required are already in the
kitchen and kids will love the excitement this simple, affordable idea will
bring to the celebration.
Here’s what you need:
4 cups flour
1 3/4 cups water
Ribbon or chain
Oven, preheated at 250 degrees
Acrylic paints and paintbrushes or
Here’s what to do:
1. Make baker’s clay by combining
the flour, salt and water and kneading it until well mixed.
2. Make eight
candle charms with the baker’s clay. Stick a paper clip into the top of each
charm so it can later be attached to the necklace.
3. Place the baker’s clay
charms onto a tin-foil-lined cookie sheet and bake for 1 to 2 hours (until
firm). Allow to cool.
4. Paint or color the charms.
5. Slip one charm onto
the ribbon or chain necklace each day of the holiday until you have all eight
charms on at the last day.
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