Tuesday, November 30, 2010

stART- Handprint Menorah

A Story + Art = a great stART!!!

This week for our project we read The Hanukkah Trike, as Hanukkah starts tomorrow... I thought it would be a good idea to expose the girls to some of the culture behind this holiday... and this book does just that...in a cute relate-able way...

For our project this week, we made Hand Print Menorah's. I actually had Ryleigh do this project last year as well... since I love hand print activities... I have been waiting patiently to do this one again... even though it is very simple, it is one of my favorites!

The girls used white paint to make their handprints.... I had the thumbs almost overlapping to create the illusion of one candle...
I had the girls do fingerprints in yellow and then in red to create the flames....
Teagan adding some flames to her Menorah...
Ryleigh's finished project...

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12 comments:

Helene said...

That is the most adorable Hanukkah craft I've ever seen!!! I'm such a sap when it comes to handprint crafts!!

Lindsay said...

oo these turned out super cute!

Discovering Montessori said...

Too cute!! I am going to hunt down this book today!! Thank you for sharing.

Michelle said...

These came out so cute...the book sounds great too!

Thank you for linking up to stART :0)

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Very cute! I'm convinced there's nothing you can't make out of handprints. :)

Raising a Happy Child said...

We did handprint Menorah this year too for the postcard to grandparents. The book looks very interesting - maybe next year :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The prints are so cute. The book sounds wonderful.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

You've got to love the handprint crafts - those look great!

Michelle said...

How cute! Thanks for the great idea :-)

littlewondersdays said...

Clever idea! It turned out very nice.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thank you for linking up to Read.Explore. Learn. As a thank you I Stumbles your post.

Our Homeschool Fun said...

This is an awesome Menorah! We are going to use this for our Hanukkah study--thank you for a wonderful idea!