Instead of going to the store and buying the same, old familiar Chanukah cards to send to friends, here’s a great one to make yourself.
You Will Need:
- family photographs that can be cut
- crayons, markers or colored pencils
- access to a photocopy machine (preferably one that makes color copies)
Begin by asking the most artistic member of your family to draw a menorah. Remember, this does not have to resemble a Rembrandt; it just has to be recognizable as a menorah. Although the end product can be reduced to almost any size, you want to work on a fairly large sheet of paper, no smaller than 8-1/2 x 11. Your menorah should include all the candles, but omit the flames and instead, decorate with family photos, one face per candle. If you have less than the required number of people in your family, just fill in the extras with appropriate drawings, such as a Star of David or dreidel. After you have completed your wonderful project, photocopy and decorate. You can really have fun with this; try all kinds of different materials around the house. Consider attaching pieces of foil to the menorah, or use crumpled-up tissue paper to make a latke on the side.