How to Face Paint a Colorful Menorah, Happy Hanukkah!

Menorah final

Here is a Menorah, which is used in Hanukkah. There are lots of different ways to design it. There are always 7 candles. One in the middle, with three on each side. With this design,  I’m using silver for the base.  You can decorate it anyway you wish.


Medium #4 Round Brush
Small Round #1 (1/16″) Brush

paper towels or cloth
water container
(optional) Fine Mist Spray bottle with water
optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Silver Face Paint
White Face Paint
Yellow Face Paint
Orange Face Paint
Red Face Paint
Light Green
Purple Face Paint
Pink Face Paints



1. Starting with the silver face paint, add the middle part of the candle holder first.


2. Next, paint three shapes on each side of the middle. Make sure they all line up with the first one.

Menorah 2


3. Now you will want to connect each shape to the center holder. Make sure both sides connect at the same point in the middle.  It will look like a U shape, or something similar. Start with the inner shapes.

menorah 3


4. Continue to work outwards.

Menorah 4

5. Now is the time to add the candles. First paint the bottom portion of the candle in whatever colors you choose. Next, paint the yellow flame.

Menorah 5


6. Finally, add some white highlights to the silver base. Add a little tiny bit of white where the flame meets the wax as well.

Menorah final


Thank you for reading!  Please post comments, suggestions or your version below.

Happy Holidays!