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?
Step 1: Gather materials
8 recycled glass jars all the same size
1 recycled glass jar that's taller than all the rest
Mod Podge (I used a glossy finish for extra shine)
Tissue paper recycled from last year's Chanukah gifts (I used white, blue and yellow)
Step 2: A couple more things to be gathered
LED tea lights
Optional number stickers (I didn't have any so I used my trusty label maker. I also used it to label the shamash candle)
One last requirement, lots of funky Chanukah tunes to really get things shaking!