Hanukkah Crafts


Hanukkah Spinning Stars
Watch the stars spin on this mobile!
Watch the stars spin on this mobile!

Creating Hanukkah spinning stars takes a little time and a steady hand, but you'll be proud of your accomplishment when you're finished. And everyone will enjoy watching the stars spin on this colorful mobile.

What You'll Need:

8-1/2 x 11-inch white paper

Pencil

Scissors

Colored construction paper

String

Craft glue or tape

Fold the piece of white paper in half.

Draw half of a large Star of David on the paper, keeping the center of the star on the folded edge of the paper. Unfold the paper, and draw two more stars inside the larger star.

Cut out the stars, trimming each so it's a little smaller than the next -- but be sure you keep the Star of David shape.

Place the open star patterns on a piece of colored construction paper, and trace around them. Cut out each star.

You should have three stars: one large, one medium, and one small. Line up the stars, one inside the next.

Cut two pieces of string; the strings should be slightly longer than the distance between the inside star and the next bigger star.

Glue or tape the string in place, but be sure the smaller stars move inside the larger stars. Cut another, longer piece of string, and glue or tape the string to the top of the largest star.

Make a loop at the end of the top string for hanging. Hang the mobile away from a wall, then watch the stars spin.

Try using shiny wrapping paper for shimmery, shining stars.

It's easy to mark the eight days of Hanukkah when you create your own candle cutouts. Learn more about it on the next page.

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