The other night my son got into our Hanukkah decorations and found one of our dreidels. He was hoping that we could play the dreidel game. I said sure. So my son, daughter, and I sat down to play. I gave each of us a pile of M&M’s to use in the game; the kids’ eyes were wide with excitement. I couldn’t believe it but we sat and played for over an hour. Who would have thought a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old could do the same thing for so long?
When I was thinking of a Hanukkah project to do with them this year, I thought it might be fun to make our own dreidels.
I found a pattern online and copied it onto some Pacific Point 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock which I thought would be the perfect color for the dreidels. I also used the StazOn Ink Pad in white because the color would show up great on the cardstock. And since it was quick drying I thought it would be easier for the kids to use.
The kids then decorated their own dreidel. My daughter loved the Dazzling Details in silver sparkle. Which was not a surprise, she loves anything sparkly.
We then cut them out and used Sticky Strip to adhere them together. The Sticky Strip was perfect for this project with the kids. I wasn’t messy, it was quick and they liked being able to do this part by themselves. For the kids’ dreidels we stuck a pencil in the top. In mine, I used a small wood skewer.
They turned out great and the kids were excited to be able to have their very own dreidel. I was surprised that the paper was strong enough to actually allow the dreidel to spin, but it was. I was so excited that I was able to share this experience with them.
Do any of you have a great Hanukkah project you have done with your kids that you want to share? I would love to hear about it.
Since I had the Jewish Celebrations Stamp Set out I decided to make a few Hanukkah cards. I love the way Dazzling Details in silver sparkle looks on the cards. So quick and easy, but what a great effect!
Wow...wish I could see more than the two comments allowed. Since I would love to see what projects people shared. Still Shannon hopefully you can enjoy the one I made for a Hanukkah Blog Hop I was recently a part of. Many of the participants created projects with their kids or with their kids in mind. Here's my Dreidel project and you're right...the SU paper holds up well for spinning. I discovered that a tootsie pop upside down gave just the right amount of weight and a handle for the dreidel.