Welcome to the Squirmy Wormy blog! As a children's book author, I try and fill my life with creative projects and outlets for my family. From art projects to kids activities to easy recipes, I want to share them with you and your family!

Hanukkah Paper Plate Menorahs

Hanukkah Paper Plate Menorahs

When you have little kids, every holiday is important. So to make the house festive for Hanukkah - and find a craft to keep us busy - we created a paper plate Menorah art project. It takes a few steps, but it's a nice project that can eat up a few hours during a long day!


  • Paper plate

  • Construction paper

  • Heavy poster paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Paint or crayons


  1. Have your child paint the paper plate blue.

  2. Then have them color or paint on the heavy poster paper a design of different colors - whatever they want! After they’re done cut the paper into 9 strips.

  3. Cut out the flames using orange or yellow construction paper.

  4. Glue the flames onto the 9 candles.

  5. Cut the paper plate in half, or just a little above half. Staple the bottom half in reverse at the bottom for the stand.

  6. After they’re dry (Elmer’s glue takes a while), glue them to the back of the paper plate. You can use stables or hot glue to make more secure if you don’t want to wait for the Elmer’s glue to dry.

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