Parental supervision is recommended
Spin the dreidel and see it sparkle with this sparkling dreidel craft. It makes a simple Hanukkah craft for kids.
What you'll need:
- Glitter in assorted colors
- Plastic food wrap
- Large piece of cardboard
- White crafts glue: Select one that dries hard
- Yarn for hanging, optional
How to make it:
Step 1 - Make the Shapes
Lay the plastic wrap on a piece of cardboard or a tray that you can use for 2 days. You might want to tape the wrap to the cardboard, pulling it smooth and taut.
Use a bottle of glue with a pointed tip to "draw" a dreidel shape, star, or circle (for ' gelt') on the plastic wrap. Don't try to make the shapes too perfect.
If you want to make hanging ornaments, attach a loop of yarn to the top of your design by putting it into the glue.
If you want to make an assortment of colors, make each set on a separate piece of plastic wrap, then when you are done, you'll be able to reclaim the excess glitter.
Sprinkle the glue with glitter. Make sure it is completely covered.
Step 2 - Let Them Dry, Then Peel Them Off
Let the shapes dry for 48 hours.
Pour the excess glitter off the plastic wrap onto a piece of paper. Crease the paper down the middle, then pour the glitter back into its container.
Carefully peel the plastic wrap away from the back, working in from each point.
Step 3 - Enjoy
You can make a mobile, hang them in the window, or make a garland out of them by tying a set of them to another piece of ribbon or yarn.
You can also tie them to gifts as a decoration they can keep!
You can make holiday cards and turn plain paper bags into special gift bags using the same idea - draw your design onto the card or bag with glue, then carefully sprinkle sparkles on the design. If you want to have a more 3-D design, make the decorations as above, and then when they are dry, glue them to a plain card or bag.