Countdown - 45 days till Hanukkah!
Thanks to this great post from creativejewishmom.com, I can share with you her reminder to start saving your recyclables now to make all kinds of fun Hanukkah crafts. It was definitely a wake up call for me!
So here’s what she recommends holding onto:
Cereal boxes to make gift packages – I would never have thought of that! What a great idea.
Aluminum foil boxes and tubes to make Hanukkah menorahs.
Toilet paper tubes – also to make Hanukkah menorahs.
Milk cartons - to make gift packages and more. Again, I never would have thought of this, but can see it!
She also recommends saving things we don’t have many of, but you might:
Egg cartons. We take ours back to the farm market because they re-use them, but if you don’t, hold onto them.
Wine corks. There’s not enough wine consumed in this house to make projects.
If you want to start pondering easy ideas for your family fun, here are two places to start:
#1 - Check out our Hanukkah – Lighting the Dark Pinterest Page
With over 300 pins, you’ll find craft, food, and game ideas galore – including Hanukkah gifts from the kitchen, which is a great way to involve your kids in showing family and friends you love them without breaking the bank.
#2 - Download a copy of our Happy Hanukkah Art & Activity Pak
For just $3.99, you get 25 pages of ideas:
- Pictures to use in decorating, making Hanukkah cards, or creating charming gift tags.
- Black-and-white illustrations ready for coloring.
- Menorah cut-and-color activity perfect for younger children.
- Our popular Happy Hanukkah Banner which ends up as a 6-foot-long banner. Just print out the pages, give different letters to everyone in your group, and voila! You’ll have a 6-foot-long banner that everyone had a role in creating. And much more.
So as you go through these next weeks, remember to create a place to save those recyclables for Hanukkah crafting. (If you don’t plan a place to tuck them away, someone will surely recycle those items right into the bin!)