Star of David
Not only is this a great Hanukkah craft, it also encourages fine motor development and teaches about shapes. So even if you don’t celebrate Hanukkah don’t skip it! You can add sparkles, stickers or anything else you want to the star once it’s dry! I have a few more Hanukkah crafts lined up, one by a guest contributor, a nap time creation and book reviews later this week!
- Gather your materials. You will need 6 popsicle sticks per star, glue, blue paint, wax paper and a paint brush.
- I pre made popsicle stick triangles for my 2 year old. Older kids can do this step no problem. Add glue to both ends of one stick, the right end of the bottom one and using a third make a triangle. Repeat and let dry.
- Pour a few colors of blue paint into a container.
- Paint your triangles. My son was fascinated with the blends the 3 colors of paint made, and I was loving how delicate he had to be with the small paint brush. This is great practice for his fine motor skills.
- Paint your other one!
- Let dry.
- Glue one triangle on top of the other. Voila a beautiful Star of David.
YAY! I’m so excited to see a Hanukkah craft! Thanks so much, Allie!! I’m super excited to see what other Hanukkah ideas you have in store for us! 🙂
Glad you are including Hanukkah crafts! We celebrate Christmas, but we talk about the Hanukkah traditions and symbols.
Tanya- I hope you like what I have lined up!
Sandra, we do too- I thought I knew more than I did until I doubled checked for another craft and got so confused! Thank Goodness for friends who cleared things up !
Hi again. Can’t sleep! I wanted to suggest a great children’s Hanukkah book that we just got called “Chanukah Lights Everywhere” by Michael J. Rosen. It goes through traditions that the family does together each night, but the there is an underlying theme of “lights” and also how people of all religions share the holiday season together in the same neighborhood. My favorite pages says “On the seventh night of Chanukah, at my best friend’s house, where he celebrates Christmas, a lamp with just one bulb burns in each window – seven altogether, just like in our menorah tonight. Dad says that Chanukah is also about the joy of different religions sharing a street.” 🙂
Tanya- thank you ! I am going to look for it at the library today!
FABULOUS! I’ve been looking for kid’s Hanukkah crafts!