Materials (enough to make three small menorahs or one large one)
4 c. All purpose flour
1 c. Salt
1 1/2 c. Warm (not hot) water
Food coloring (color of your choice)
Dog treats or other items to imprint shape of your choice
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, and glitter. Stir to combine.
2. Mix the food coloring into the water [note: it takes A LOT of food coloring to create a deep color. Keep this in mind]. Pour the food coloring-water mixture into the flour and salt. Mix well until a dough forms. The dough should be slightly tacky but not sticky. Add more flour if needed.
3. On a piece of parchment paper, roll the dough into a ball and then flatten until about 1/2" thick. You can use a rolling pin to get a smoother finish.
4. Press your dog's paws into the center of the circle, one right next to the other. Make sure to apply a little pressure to ensure that the print is visible. Wash your dog's paws immediately after finishing the print.
5. Using a Hanukkah candle, create 9 holes around the paw prints. Do not press the candle all the way through the dough.
6. Use the dog treats like a stamp to create additional decorative designs on your menorah.
7. Transfer parchment paper with menorah onto a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour and then turn off the oven. Leave the menorah in the oven (turned off) over night or until hardened.
8. Wrap in cellophane to give as a gift to a pet lover in your life or display with your other menorahs to celebrate Hanukkah this year!
9. Happy Hanukkah!