I’m delighted to present this year’s Hanukkah craft – the Pokemon Menorah! It’s got Pokeballs, Pokemon and glowing lights to last all eight nights.
Every year we like to come up with a new DIY Menorah design. We’ve done dinosaur menorahs, doll shoe menorahs, Lego menorahs…
And now, finally, for for Hanukkah 2016 we have a Pokemon PokeBall Menorah. We are calling it the PokeMenorah.
What I love about this particular DIY Menorah Project is that it requires ZERO crafting skills. Anyone can do this. Even a kid with minimal adult supervision.
You only need to assemble 4 groups of things for a Pokemon Menorah:
- 9 Plastic Pokeballs
- 9 Pokemon Figurines
- 9 LED tealight candles
- 9 Clear Glass or Plastic Candle Cups that the Pokeballs can sit on, and candles can sit inside, PLUS an extra cup or platform item to raise the center candle or “shammas” – this is traditionally the 9th candle that is used to light the others each night and it is often raised a little higher.
The other awesome thing about this PokeMenorah is that you can also use it as a gifting opportunity. If you buy the Tomy collectible PokeBalls with the figure inside, your kid can open a new ball each night as the candles are lit. Or you can buy the items separately. We purchased a set of 9 PokeBalls on eBay for pretty cheap and then picked up figurines separately.
We got the candle cups and the LED lights at Michaels, also very very inexpensively. I used a spare shotglass to raise the center shammas candle. For more information about the Hanukkah story and a link to the Hanukkah Blessings, check out my Menorah 101 Post. We’ve rounded up all the DIY Menorahs in there as well.
This is probably my kids’ favorite DIY menorah to date because it is somewhat interactive and they love the idea of a new surprise figurine inside the balls each night. It’s also great that it is so kid friendly/safe with the LED lights. You could even set up in a kids bedroom without worry about it catching fire.
Let me know if you try this one. I’d love to see your photos and hear about your DIY Menorah!