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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.


  • Template

  • Scissors

  • Glue gun

  • 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

  • Glue

  • 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

© 2017 Jacqueline Cabessa Redlich

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