Every Friday my children light the Shabbat candles. My 10 year old handles the matches skillfully, while my 3 year old daughter gets help from my husband (much to her disliking).
And because she wants to be just like her older brother, doing everything he does without help from mommy and daddy, it's going to be a real challenge come Chanukah this year. My husband and I will wrestle to hold her hand so she doesn't burn the house down or worse, herself.
So. what is a parent to do when faced with the dilemma of keeping one's toddler safe when handling fire, while still allowing her some independence?
I've been obsessed with�making these luminaries
�With a few recycled materials, some Mod Podge and LED tea lights you too can create a tot-safe menorah just in time for the Festival of Lights!�
And if you don't need a tot-safe menorah how about some cool�Star of David luminaries
made the same way with a few simple variations?