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inflate it dreidel crafts With your children as you tell the story of the brave children who hid in caves to study Torah.

Make this fluffy dreidel craft with your children as you tell the story of the brave children who hid in caves to study the Torah.

Puffy Dreidel Craft

This dreidel craft is easy but requires a little patience. That’s why this is a great project to work on while telling the story of Hanukkah. Preschoolers may find it easier to wrap tissue paper around their fingers, while elementary aged children can use the pencil method shown below. Tissue paper crafts are affordable and fun to make, if you have a lot to use up – also check out our Puffy Tissue Paper Butterfly.

Hanukkah is celebrated each year for eight days, beginning on the 25th of Kislev. Kislev is the ninth month of the church year on the Hebrew calendar. Because of this, Hanukkah starts on a different date every year. A dreidel, called a “spinning top” in Yiddish, has four sides inscribed with Hebrew letters.

Did you know that there are two widely accepted spellings – Hanukkah and Chanukah, Which one do you use?

Puffy Dreidel Craft

What you need for this dreidel craft:

Tip: There is a printer-friendly version of this craft at the bottom of this post.

Making Your Own Puffy Dreidel Craft

Hint: If you would like to play a real dreidel game with your kids You can get your own here,

If your printer is capable, print the pattern directly onto construction paper. If not, place the pattern on the back of white construction paper facing the window. Light shining through it will allow you to trace the pattern.

Apply white glue around all the borders of the dreidel and fill in the right side as well.

Apply white glue around all the borders of the dreidel and fill in the right side as well. (Older children can fill the dreidel completely with glue because they work faster and will be able to fill it before it dries.)

Wrap the square around the eraser end of the pencil, then place the eraser on the glue along with the tissue paper.

Tear or cut the tissue paper into 1-inch squares. Wrap the square around the eraser end of the pencil, then place the eraser on the glue along with the tissue paper. Lift the pencil and the tissue paper will remain on the glue. Make the border in white color and the Hebrew letters also in white color.

Repeat the process from step number 3 for different areas of the dreidel.

Repeat the process from step number 3 for different areas of the dreidel. The top part will be the lightest blue, the bottom middle will be blue, and the right side and bottom right side will be the darkest blue. The handle of the dreidel is made from a mid blue shade.

The top part will be the lightest blue, the bottom middle will be blue, and the right side and bottom right side will be the darkest blue.

When finished, cut the construction paper around the dreidel to create a frame, leaving about a two-inch border.

How to Make Puffy Dreidel Crafts

If you liked this, you may also want to try our Shimmering Star of David and our Purim Noise Maker.

Make this fluffy dreidel craft with your children as you tell the story of the brave children who hid in caves to study the Torah.

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Puffy Dreidel Craft

Preschoolers may find it easier to wrap tissue paper around their fingers, while elementary aged children can use the pencil method shown below.

prep time0 minutes

crafting time1 Hour

total time1 Hour

age category: kids crafts

Project Type: American

makes: 1 Dreidel Craft

Author: DIY Craft Ideas Hub

supply

  • 1 sheet white construction paper
  • white Light blue, blue and dark blue tissue paper or crepe paper streamers
  • Scissors
  • white craft glue
  • Sample

Instruction

  • If your printer is capable, print the pattern directly onto construction paper. If not, place the pattern on the back of white construction paper facing the window. Light shining through it will allow you to trace the pattern.

  • Apply white glue around all the borders of the dreidel and fill in the right side as well. (Older children can fill the dreidel completely with glue because they work faster and will be able to fill it before it dries.)

  • Tear or cut the tissue paper into 1-inch squares. Wrap the square around the eraser end of the pencil, then place the eraser with the tissue paper on the glue. Lift the pencil and the tissue paper will remain on the glue. Make the border in white color and the Hebrew letters also in white color.

  • Repeat the process from step number 3 for different areas of the dreidel. The top portion will be the lightest blue, the bottom middle will be blue, and the bottom right and left sides will be dark blue. The handle of the dreidel is made from a mid blue shade.

  • When finished, cut out the construction paper around the dreidel to create a frame, leaving about a two-inch border.

This post originally appeared here on December 5, 2018.

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