Hanukkah Crafts

Dancing Dreidels
Hebrew letters adorn the sides of the dreidel.
Hebrew letters adorn the sides of the dreidel.

It wouldn't seem like Hanukkah without a dreidel -- make your own and then play a game of Dancing Dreidels. Although they're traditionally made of clay, these dreidels are made from cardboard for a similar effect.

What You'll Need:

Thin cardboard




Colored tape





Chocolate Hanukkah gelt

Cut a 12x3-inch rectangle out of thin cardboard. Measure and mark the cardboard at 3, 6, and 9 inches.

Fold along those lines to make a box shape. Tape the ends together. Cut out two 3x3-inch squares of cardboard, and tape them onto the ends of the box.

Paint the cardboard in bright colors. When the paint is dry, draw a Hebrew letter on each side. The letters (from left to right, below) are the first letters of the words nun, gimel, hey, and shin, which stands for the phrase Nes Gadol Haya Sham -- "a great miracle was here."

Stick the pencil through the top, down through the bottom of the driedel. Tape the pencil in place with the colored tape.

See who gets the most Hanukkah gelt.