Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hanukkah Wreath Craft

Here is an easy, festive Hanukkah wreath craft perfect for children to do.

 Materials needed:
  • Cardboard (a cereal box works)
  • Two sheets each of blue and white construction paper
  • Tape
  • Glue
  • Blue or white paint
  • Optional if making a Star of David to hang: 6 craft sticks or one extra sheet of white paper

Cut a large circle from the cardboard, then carefully cut a smaller circle in the middle of that one. Depending on the size of your box you may need to use both sides of it flattened out to achieve a large enough circle. To achieve a good circle shape you can use anything round that is big enough or freehand the larger outer circle with a pen and trace around a paper plate for the inner circle.
Paint the cardboard circle with blue or white paint and allow to dry.

Cut 1 inch wide strips of the blue and white construction paper then cut the strips in half. Glue or tape them together to form chains (but do not link them together, each piece of chain should be seperate by itself).

Glue each chain onto the cardboard circle alternating the blue and white colors.

Optional: Make a Star of David to hang in the center of your wreath using craft sticks that are painted white. Another option is to make a simpler Star of David out of six strips of white paper cut half an inch wide and 3 1/2 inches long.

Glue the craft sticks or paper in a triangle shape and do the same with the other three. Then flip one triangle upside down and glue it on top of the other one to get the Star of David shape (see picture at top). Attach it to the wreath with a small piece of hanging paper so it hangs in the center of the wreath and hang your wreath on a door or wall for a happy Hanukkah decoration!

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