simple dreidel shape is easy to make from patterned paper. Mix shapes,
colours and sizes to make a range of beautiful cards for your family
and friends at Hanukkah.
You will need
• blank cards • patterned paper • glue • scissors
1. Take a rectangle of coloured paper.
2. Turn it blank side up and fold in the bottom two corners to make a point.
3. Make two snips at the opposite end and fold down the rectangular pieces on each side.
4. Apply glue and stick onto some coloured card.
lovely Menorah is made using dried pasta and lentils. Older children
will have no problem creating this on their own. Younger ones may need
an adult to draw the menorah in light pencil before they get started.
You will need
• dry macaroni • dry lentils • white glue • cotton bud • red crepe paper • cardboard
Take some small pieces of red crepe paper and roll them between your
fingers until they are thin enough to poke inside some macaroni. Use
this technique to make nine macaroni candles.
2. Paste the candles onto the card to make a Menorah. Use two pieces of mararoni for the shamash.
3. Using white glue and a cotton bud, paint on the rest of the menorah and decorate using dry lentils.
4. Cut out and paste onto contrasting cardboard to make a card or picture.
Hanukkah activity envelopes
some of these easy envelopes and celebrate each day of Hanukkah with a
special family activity. For activity inspiration have a look at
Buy or make eight small envelopes. Then dip a Toblerone box (or a piece
of card folded and taped to make a triangle) into some acrylic paint
and decorate the envelopes with prints of the star of david.
2. Decorate all eight envelopes in this way then allow them to dry.
3. Fill each of the envelopes with some gelt and a special activity (or gift) for each day of Hanukkah. For example:
are some ideas for activities to include. You can use some of these or
make up your own activities that hold meaning for your family.
• Create a Hanukkah picture or cards • Have a family dreidel game night • Go on a family trip to the movies • Give a gift to charity • Dress up in fancy clothes for dinner • Make sufganiyot (or latkes) Alternatively, create some vouchers that entitle the recipient to something special, for
example, a book of their choice from the local bookshop or the promise
of a special outing to the zoo or museum.
4. Number the envelopes if you wish, then peg them to some silver string using miniature pegs.
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