A great way to have an eco-friendly Hanukkah is to make your decorations from stuff that you’d otherwise throw away. It’s especially easy when there are so many really cool Hanukkah crafts that you can make from recycled materials. Check out this list!
16 Recycled Hanukkah Crafts
1. alphabet block menorah. Upcycle your children’s outgrown alphabet blocks into candle holders, and then into this sweet menorah.
2. cardboard dreidel. A cereal box is the prefect weight of cardstock to upcycle for this dreidel.
3. CD and marker dreidel. Use a dried-out marker to upcycle it, or use a fresh maker and make spin art as you play!
4. dreidel snow globes. Upcycle empty baby food jars for this craft.
5. fleece pom pom garland. Collect your scrap fleece in Hanukkah colors for this garland.
6. gelt Connect 4. It sounds tricky to make the gelt fit perfectly, but this is such a cool use for a Connect 4 game.
7. Kinder Surprise menorah. If you’re in the US, you can’t get Kinder Surprise containers, but your leftover plastic Easter eggs should work.
8. scrap wood and stone menorah. Sand and stain the scrap wood to make it look even more lovely.
9. tin can Star of David luminary. Here’s a beautiful way to upcycle any old can.
10. toilet paper tube candles. These are especially fun for kids, because they can decorate them as colorfully as they like.
11. toilet paper tube menorah. You can do anything with toilet paper tubes!
12. toilet paper tube party favors. Here’s an easy way to package party favors for a children’s party, and the kids can even help decorate them.
13. toy animal menorah. Upcycle the kids’ old toy animals into this super cute menorah.
14. window cards. The tutorial uses aluminum foil, but these Hanukkah cards would be just as pretty with stash or vintage papers.
15. wood blocks menorah. It would be fun to make this menorah from kids’ old wood blocks with different sizes.
16. wood spool menorah. The tute calls for new spools bought from a craft store, but look for vintage wood spools for a more eco-friendly project.
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