Menorah paper towel surprise art is a fun and simple to create fine motor art activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Light the candles of your colourful Menorah using water for Hanukkah!
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How to Create Menorah Paper Towel Surprise Art
Grab two sheets of paper towel. Keep them attached if you can. On the bottom sheet draw the nine candles of the Menorah. Draw the flames of the candles in yellow above the candles.
Lay another sheet of paper towel on top of your Menorah drawing and trace the outline of the Menorah on the top sheet using a black permanent marker such as a sharpie.
This is the tricky part. As you draw the outline you will need to see the candles that you drew on the bottom. An easy way to do this is to put your two sheets of paper towel up to a window so that you can see the coloured candles on the bottom. Draw the outline of them on the top sheet.
Place your paper towel drawing with the permanent marker side up on a baking sheet or large dinner plate.
Lighting your Menorah
If this is the first time your little one is using an eye dropper, I suggest practicing using it before starting the activity.
Once they get the hang of it, invite them to drop water onto their Menorah and to watch the colour come through and the candles light up!
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- Paper towel
- Black Permanent Mark
- Washable Markers
- Jumbo Colorful Eyedropper
- Bowl or glass
- Dinner Plate or baking sheet