Hanukkah Ideas: Shimmering Spuds
Turn a plain old potato in to a mah-velous menorah!
- 1 long baking potato:If you can't find a long one, use two smaller ones.
- A foam paintbrush
- A paper or plastic plate
- White glue or Mod Podge
- Sparkles:Blue and silver glitter or Hanukkah confetti.
- A pencil
- 9 birthday candles
- 10 birthday candle holders
- Wash the potato and let it dry. A wet and dirty potato doesn't make a very pretty menorah.
- Using the foam paintbrush, carefully cover the potato with Mod Podge. This part can be a little goopy, but we suspect the kids won't mind.
- Fill the plate with sparkles and roll the Mod Podge-covered potato in it. Let it dry.
- Paint an additional layer of Mod Podge onto the potato to keep the sparkles sparkling for eight days!
- Use the pencil to poke small holes for the candles across the top of the potato.
- Carefully press nine of the birthday candle holders into the holes.
- For the Shamash (the candle that you use to light the others), stack two birthday candle holders on top of each other in the opening on the far left of the potato.
- Place one candle into each holder, light a match, sing a song—and then go open the presents!
- Don't want sparkles everywhere? Decoupage your potato with photos of your family or images of things they love from catalogs or magazines, then accent it with a few rhinestones.