Chanukah Spinning Dreidel

Chanukah Spinning Dreidel craft

The dreidel has been a holiday favorite for centuries. Add a new spin on this traditional game by making your own dreidel.

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    The dreidel is a four-sided top with one of the names of four Hebrew letters (nun, gimel, hay, and shin) on each side. The letters stand for the words "Ness Gadol Hayah Sham--A Great Miracle Happened There." Players use coins or other objects to put in or take out of the pot depending on which letter the dreidel lands.

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    To make a dreidel: Shape Crayola® Model Magic® into a four-sided top. The four flat sides come to a point at the bottom.

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    To make a handle with which to spin the dreidel, make an indentation in the top of the dreidel. Roll out a pencil shape from the Model Magic. Poke this shape into the indentation. (You can also poke an unsharpened pencil or small wooden dowel half-way through the center of the Model Magic.) Dry 24 hours.

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    Add one letter (N, G, H, and S) to each side with Crayola Glitter Glue. Or look up how to form the Hebrew letters. Dry overnight before playing.