8 Days of Chanukah


Chanukah is just around the corner! Build the anticipation and create a beautiful decoration for your home with our 8 Days of Chanukah craft.


What you will need:

8 small bags (we used canvas, burlap, brown lunch bags and paper gift bags)



Number stamps

Ink pad

Chanukah goodies: chocolate gelt, confetti, dreidels, etc.


Step 1: Stamp the numbers 1-8 on your bags, alternating types of bag (they look great hanging when you vary them!)


Step 2: Fill each bag with your Chanukah-themed goodies.



Step 3: String up a length of twine.

Step 4: Fold down the tops of each bag and attach to the twine with clothespins. Each night, let your little ones take down a bag and enjoy!


Happy Chanukah!

18 comments responses to "8 Days of Chanukah"

  • Denise, It sounds like the kids in your class are really up for a great surprise! So glad you could make this craft your own!!

    posted by: Moonfrye Team on November 20, 2013

  • I absolutely love this idea! Being part of interfaith marriage, you’re always trying to think of new ways to make Chanukah as much fun as it’s red and green counterpart, so thanks for the inspiration!!!!

    posted by: Rebecca Rehak on November 19, 2013

  • Even better! thanks I love it!

    posted by: Elizabeth on November 19, 2013

  • You inspired me! I am a First grade teacher and right before winter break we usually hang balloons with different daily treats, such as tomorrow will be a pizza party, or wacky hair day, or Pajama party. At the end of the day we pop a balloon to see what treat lies ahead. Instead of balloons I will make these bags with numbers and a lucky student will pick a number to determine what the treat will be. I like these bags since they are recyclable and better for the environment. Since we study recycling I will teach by example!!!!!

    posted by: Denise on November 19, 2013

  • Elizabeth, that’s a really great idea. Or, you can let each child stamp their own name and decorate their own goodie bag on the way out!

    posted by: HK on November 19, 2013

  • What a great idea! I’m going to use this concept for my daughter’s 7th birthday party. Instead of numbers, I will stamp the name of each child on the bag and they will be able to help themselves to an adorable goodie bag on the way out.

    posted by: Elizabeth on November 19, 2013

  • Amanda, So happy that we could give you a little inspiration! There are so many ways to make this craft your own too! Can’t wait to see what you make–share it with us!

    posted by: Moonfrye Team on November 19, 2013

  • This is TOO CUTE! I love finding ways to make Hanukkah even more special. I gotta get to work! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

    posted by: Amanda G. on November 19, 2013

  • Can’t wait to try it! But it looks so pretty hanging I might need to re-attach the bags after the kids have opened them…

    posted by: JF on November 19, 2013

  • ML, please let us know how it goes! Also, we love pictures!

    posted by: HK on November 19, 2013

  • Trying this tonight with the girls. The 4 yr old will love. Keep you posted

    posted by: ML on November 19, 2013

  • I think my natural tendency would be to create multiple different number 1 bags, however, since the kids are helping to make this, I say let them weigh in! They sometimes can come up with some very creative solutions that would surprise you! Would you fill the bags with your kids or would you fill them alone and keep the goodies a surprise for each night? Also, what would you put in them?

    posted by: HK on November 19, 2013

  • This is such a fun project! Oogiah, love what you guys created!

    posted by: Soleil on November 19, 2013

  • OOGIAH, we are thrilled that your family enjoyed this craft and the bags that they made are adorable! Thank you for sharing how your kids made this project their own as well.

    posted by: HK on November 19, 2013

  • We had so much fun doing this! Kids’ idea to put 1 item in bag 1, 2 in bag 2 etc. We put enough in each bag for the kids to share. Chocolate bar in #1 that they can share, two bags of gummies in #2…Fun to play with stamps!

    posted by: OOGIAH on November 18, 2013

  • This is so creative and makes the 8 nights of Chanukah even more special! It’s so cute I bet both adults and kids would be jazzed to have this hanging in their home.

    posted by: HK on November 18, 2013

  • I’m in love with those stamps.

    posted by: Jared Norby on November 18, 2013

  • I love this idea! If you have more than one child, would you let a different child pull down and open the bag each night and then share or create multiple different number 1 bags?

    posted by: Kara Nortman on November 18, 2013