Hanukkah Dreidel Decoration
Students will create Hanukkah wall decorations.
What You Need
- Dreidel (PDF file)
- construction paper
- uncooked pasta
- markers or crayons
- hole punch
- string or yarn
What to Do
- Explain to students that the dreidel is used in a game as part of Hanukkah celebrations. The dreidel is a top with four Hebrew letters on it. Players spin the top and win or lose candy, depending on which Hebrew letter is facing up when the dreidel falls. Tell students that they are going to make wall hangings with dreidels to celebrate Hanukkah.
- Give each student a Dreidel worksheet. Have students cut out the dreidel and glue it in the middle of a piece of construction paper.
- Have students fill in the dreidel shape with glue. Then have them put pasta on the glue.
- Have students write “Happy Hanukkah” below the dreidel.
- When the glue dries, punch a hole at the top of each decoration. Have students thread yarn or string through the hole to make a loop for hanging.
- If you like, you can color the pasta before students make their wall decorations. Add food coloring and two tablespoons of vinegar to a cup of water to make the dye. Soak the pasta for about half an hour. Let it dry overnight on newspaper covered with wax paper.