By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 5 and up
Kids will have a lot of fun making this three-dimensional dreidel project this Chanukah.
What you'll need:
- 1 sheet white construction paper
- Tissue or crepe paper in white, light blue, blue, and dark blue
- White craft glue
How to make it:
- If your printer is able to, print the pattern directly onto the construction paper. If not, trace the pattern onto the construction paper up against a window.
- Pipe white glue along the pattern lines, making sure to completely cover the shaded right side of the dreidel. (See photo.)
- Tear or cut tissue paper into 1-inch squares. Starting with a piece of white paper, wrap the square around the end of a pencil eraser and then place the tissue paper onto the glue. Lift up the pencil and the tissue paper will remain on the glue. (See photo.)
- Using the white tissue paper, cover the borders of the dreidel and the Hebrew letter. (See photo.)
- Repeat the process from step number 3 for the different areas of the dreidel. The top section will be the lightest blue, the bottom the middle blue shade, and the right side and right bottom in the darker blue. The handle of the dreidel is done with the middle blue shade. (See photo.)
- When finished, cut out the dreidel leaving a 2-inch border of construction paper around it.
- You may want younger kids to start from the inside and work their way outward.
- Crepe paper streamers are a little easier to work with than tissue paper and are available at dollar stores and discount department stores.
- Save streamers and tissue paper from parties and gift bags to use in future craft projects.