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LED Menorah

Celebrate the "Festival of Lights." Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday that is observed for eight days, usually in December. During the "festival of lights," a candle is lit each night to symbolize the miracle of a day's worth of oil lasting for eight days after the Jewish people reclaimed their temple from the Greek army in 165 BCE.

What You’ll Need
  • copper tape
  • Five CR2032 cell batteries
  • Nine LED diodes
  • cardstock
  • scrapbook paper
  • clear tape
  • poster board
  • yarn
  • scissors and glue
What You’ll Do
  1. Draw a menorah with 3/4-inch-wide branches on a piece of cardstock. Cut it out. Glue it to a sheet of a scrapbook paper. Draw the lines, circles, and labels shown.


  2. Place copper tape on the lines, making sure that the positive and negative lines don't touch.
  3. Place a CR2032 cell battery onto each negative line, positive-side up. Using copper tape, connect the positive side of each battery to its positive line. Place clear tape over each battery to keep it in place.
  4. Bend apart the legs of an LED diode. Connect the shorter leg of each LED to its negative line with a piece of copper tape.
  5. To make a frame, glue the menorah to a sheet of poster board. Punch holes in the frame. Add a yarn hanger.
  6. To light each candle of the menorah, connect the long leg of each LED to its positive line with a piece of copper tape. The lights should stay lit for a week and a half.
How to Play


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