A star trivet will protect your table from hot pots on Hanukkah or any day of the year. The star looks so decorative, your family will want to keep it in your kitchen all year round.
What You'll Need:
Many metal soda bottle caps
Sketch or trace a large star on a piece of cardboard, and cut it out. Paint the star with a thin layer of glue, and wrap it with foil until it is entirely covered.
Glue bottle caps in rows, with the flat side up, to the front of the star. When the glue has dried, paint the bottle caps silver.
The bottle caps will protect your table from the heat of the food you place on the star trivet. This trivet also makes a nice decoration when you are not using it.
Most people who celebrate Hanukkah do so with a menorah. On the next page, we'll show you how to make your own Hanukkah menorah out of clay.