Cardboard tube chanukiah
Posted 31 December, 2011on:
Weeks before Chanukah I planned to make a chanukiah out of toilet roll tubes. Then I saw one made by Creative Jewish Mom which was so elegant I nearly gave my plans away! But my daughter and I both enjoy getting the paints out, and so this colourful and very easy to make cardboard chanukiah came into being.
Actually although I originally intended to link the tubes together, it is currently a loose collection of “candles” which can be arranged however the mood takes you.
How to make them:
1. Collect your cardboard tubes, and paint or otherwise decorate them.
2. Cut out flames from gold paper and stick them together over the top of popsticks. My popsticks were a little too short so I broke some in half and glued them on as extenders.
3. Invent a way to make your wicks stand up inside your candle tubes. In the end I decided to cut cross-sections of another tube and stick them inside in order to provide a bit of support (so the wick stays in the centre of the candle and doesn’t lean against the edge.)
4. Assemble and “light” during Chanukah. Don’t forget to place the shamash a little higher than your other candles.