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22 Gorgeous Ways To Get Your Whole Family In The Hanukkah Spirit

Those 8 crazy nights are just around the corner.

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1. Turn a year’s worth of school artwork in to this stunning dreidel wall hanging.

Meri Cherry has the full tutorial.
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Meri Cherry has the full tutorial.

2. Welcome the season with this home made dreidel tree.

Makes for a great holiday centerpiece, or just general decor. Tutorial at LK Squared.
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Makes for a great holiday centerpiece, or just general decor. Tutorial at LK Squared.

3. What's more fun than a Menorah-saur? One you made yourself.

Find out how at Bible Belt Balabusta.

4. Making your own beeswax candles is too fun to pass up.

You can even find pre-fab kits to help guide you on your way.
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You can even find pre-fab kits to help guide you on your way.

5. This dreidel project will keep kids spinning for hours.

Use a sharpie to add your own נ (Nun), ג (Gimel), ה (He), and ש (Shin). Martha's got the top tutorial.
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Use a sharpie to add your own נ (Nun), ג (Gimel), ה (He), and ש (Shin). Martha's got the top tutorial.

6. This homemade no-flame menorah is great for getting little kids engaged.

You can tell them the story of Hanukkah (or just play some good music) while you build it together, and they'll have their own safe way to light the candles come sundown.
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You can tell them the story of Hanukkah (or just play some good music) while you build it together, and they'll have their own safe way to light the candles come sundown.

7. Create your own garland.

Sure, the Hanukkah section at your local party store is looking a little svelte, but that doesn't mean you can't follow this tutorial to make your own eye-catching judaic decor.
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Sure, the Hanukkah section at your local party store is looking a little svelte, but that doesn't mean you can't follow this tutorial to make your own eye-catching judaic decor.

8. You can also try stringing together dreidel cut-outs.

Use scrapbooking paper to get a mix of complimentary patterns. (Learn more HERE.)
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Use scrapbooking paper to get a mix of complimentary patterns. (Learn more HERE.)

9. Or make these dreidel game sets.

Fun to put together, eye-catching as decoration, and great for gifts, this baby-jar tutorial from Pretty Prudent has all you need for a perfect game of dreidel.
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Fun to put together, eye-catching as decoration, and great for gifts, this baby-jar tutorial from Pretty Prudent has all you need for a perfect game of dreidel.

10. This found-objects decor will make your space sparkle with that Festival of Lights glow.

I love the way these homemade Stars of David look when kids are let loose with some colorful paint and glitter. Try using them as gift ornaments. Tutorial HERE.
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I love the way these homemade Stars of David look when kids are let loose with some colorful paint and glitter. Try using them as gift ornaments. Tutorial HERE.

11. Or you go could go big and get the grown-ups in on the crafting.

This tutorial is for a Christmas wreath, but that looks like a Star of David to this Jew.
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This tutorial is for a Christmas wreath, but that looks like a Star of David to this Jew.

12. Create a game of nightly hide-and-seek.

Each envelope holds a clue to where that evening's present can be found. Build it as a family using this tutorial from Forty Two Roads.
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Each envelope holds a clue to where that evening's present can be found. Build it as a family using this tutorial from Forty Two Roads.

13. Blow everyone's minds by hiding gelt INSIDE these incredible dreidel cookies.

Get the recipe from Couldn't Be Parve.

14. Speaking of gelt, how cool would it be to make your own?

Oh Nuts will show you how. (Recipe and tutorial HERE.)
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Oh Nuts will show you how. (Recipe and tutorial HERE.)

15. These chocolate covered Stars of David pretzels are making my mouth water.

My family is so making these. Learn how HERE.
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My family is so making these. Learn how HERE.

16. Marshmallow dreidels? Don't mind if I do.

Fun for the whole family, including their stomachs. (Tutorial HERE).
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Fun for the whole family, including their stomachs. (Tutorial HERE).

17. These dreidel snow globes will add color to your mantle.

Buy them here, or make your own!
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Buy them here, or make your own!

18. For giant (flame-free) fun try making this pool noodle menorah.

Find the tutorial HERE.
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Find the tutorial HERE.

19. There are few memories as sweet as making challah as a family.

Follow this dough recipe and then let the little braiders in your life go crazy. There's no twist too many.
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Follow this dough recipe and then let the little braiders in your life go crazy. There's no twist too many.

20. Potato latkes are a Hanukkah staple not to be missed.

They're easy to make, and easy to customize, just watch out for spitting oil! (Recipe HERE.)
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They're easy to make, and easy to customize, just watch out for spitting oil! (Recipe HERE.)

21. Your kids will never forget the time you let them make Sufganiyot.

This apple cider recipe is making me wish I was at my grandmother's house.
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This apple cider recipe is making me wish I was at my grandmother's house.

22. Dress up any pie you like with some Hanukkah flair.

Find out how to create the pattern via Martha Stewart.
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Find out how to create the pattern via Martha Stewart.

Happy Hanukkah!

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