Recycled cardboard tube menorah

It’s easy to create and personalize these cardboard menorahs, making it a great holiday craft for the whole family.

Another great Hanukkah craft idea from the Creative Jewish Mom blog. To help the kids personalize their menorah, give them individual candles to decorate with glitter, sequins, scraps of a paper, yarn etc, and glue on the flame at the end.


  • 11 toilet paper tubes (one to make a template, nine for the menorah and one to extend the height of the shamash)
  • Glittered craft foam, or glitter
  • Glue


  1. Draw a candle on the tube as shown on the right of the photo below. Cut out the candle such that you have a piece that looks like that on the left in the photo.
  2. Use your cut out piece to trace identical candle shapes on each of the 9 remaining tubes, and then cut out the space around the candle with sharp scissors.
  3. Trace the flame onto glittered craft foam, and cut out individual flames and glue to candle.
  4. Add a piece of tube to the shamash middle candle so that it will be higher than the rest. Assemble menorah by glueing at the bases with regular glue (hold with paper clips until it dries) or hot glue.
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