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DIY Menorah Craft Using Card Board By PBS Kids

Celebrate Hanukkah with this cute DIY craft. You can make this menorah from toilet paper rolls and give it to your child to decorate, or you can just enjoy the menorah as is!

Crafting Time 45 Minutes


  • 10 cardboard rolls

  • Pencil or marker

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Glitter, glitter glue, or glitter paper

  • Yellow paper



Gather the cardboard tubes. 1 will be used to create a template for the candles for the menorah. 9 will be used to create the menorah itself. 1 of the 9 tubes should be taller than the rest.


Draw a candle on the template tube.


Cut out the candle piece.


Use the cutout piece to trace identical candle shapes on each of the nine remaining tubes. Cut out the space around the candle with scissors, making sure that part of the tube remains intact at the bottom for stability. If you'd like, you can leave a little bit of cardboard behind the candle that you will paint or color in with markers to help the candle stand out.


If you decided to leave some cardboard behind your candles, paint or color the cardboard with blue and white paint or markers. Blue and white are the traditional colors of Hanukkah.


Trace the flame part of the candle on yellow paper. Create 9 flame shapes. Cover the flames in glue and sprinkle glitter on top, then let dry. Or use glitter glue or glitter paper instead! Cut out the flames and glue a flame onto each candle.


Assemble the menorah by gluing the tubes together. Glue four of the short tubes together, connecting them at the sides. Repeat with the other four short tubes. Finally, glue the Shamash candle (the tallest candle) in the middle of the two sets of connected tubes.

To help get younger children involved, give them individual candles to decorate! Then you can glue the flame on at the end. Happy Hanukkah!

Proud of your creation? Snap a photo and share it with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We’d love to see how it turned out!

For more PBS Kids crafts and activities click HERE.

Photographs by Menucha Citron.

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