Giant Hanukiah made of corrugated cardboard
Like every year, my children are participating in the school contest of Hanukkah Menorahs made using recycled materials. Last year we made a Hanukiah of discarded plastic egg-shaped containers, this year it was decided to create a large one of cardboard.
To make the candle holder we cut a corrugated cardboard box into strips. Then we rolled the strips into coils and created shapes by employing the techniques of paper quilling, but without a quilling tool of course (you couldn't find a quilling tool of that size, really :). The different pieces of the Hanukiah were glued together using white glue. Afterwards we painted the candle-holder with gold acrylic paint.
For the candles we used toilet paper rolls. To make a candle, we cut a roll lengthwise, tightened it up to create a thinner tube, glued it, and painted it with pearl paint like for the cardboard Hanukiah we made a few years ago. For the candle flame we used the technique shown here (I have no idea how it's called in English, but in Spanish it's called "Churros de crepé" or "Churros de papel crepé", which probably would be "Crepe paper churros").
In the last photograph you can see how huge the giant Hanukkah Menorah looks compared to our Hanukiah made of recycled paper, and especially to the miniature quilled Hanukiah :)
A work of art!
still a great achievement!
big bisous L¨As
Wow, this was absolutely incredible! What a beautiful job you and your children did on this project.
Thank you so much for sharing this.
You are just so clever.
Девочки, всем большое спасибо!
Лариса, результаты будут нa следующей неделе, а пока ханукия красуется в школе. Главное дети довольны своим произведением :)