This is a fun and easy project for children ages 7 and up. Younger children can enjoy it too with some help from their parents.
Dreidel is Yiddish for "spinning top." A dreidel is a pointed, four-sided top which can be made to spin on
its pointed base with a Hebrew letter printed on each of the dreidel's four sides. The letters form an acronym in Hebrew for : Nes Gadol Hayah Sham", a great miracle happened there," a reference to the Chanukah miracle that occurred in the Land of Israel. It is customary to play dreidel games on the holiday of Chanukah.
Here are a list of materials, instructions, and a template that you can print on card stock paper.
Card stock paper or any thick paper
Markers, glitter, or stickers to decorate
Straw (1" piece)
Trace or photocopy the template on an 8.5x11"
Cut out the two pieces
Decorate the large circle (cone) with colored markers, glitter, or stickers
Decorate the small circle (top)
Cut (the radius) along the dotted line of the dreidel cone
Slide the larger part of the dreidel until you reach the mark
Fold the tabs of the small circle
Cover the open end of your cone with the small circle
Glue the tabs on the outside of the cone
Glue the straw in the center of the dreidel top
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