Air Dry Clay Dreidel

Give it a spin! See how to make a dreidel out of Air Dry Clay, then celebrate with this DIY Hanukkah craft for kids.

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  • Crayola Air Dry Clay
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers
  • Wax Paper
  • Disposable Cup
  • Water

CIY Staff Tips:

  • Air Dry Clay pieces that haven’t dried will easily adhere to one another. For added strength, or to attach dried pieces of Air Dry Clay, use our No-Run Washable School Glue.
  • If desired, apply multiple coats of paint for added coverage.


Step 1

On wax paper, shape small piece of clay into 4-sided top that comes to rounded point at bottom.

Step 2

Use water to smooth rough edges or imperfections in clay.

Step 3

Shape and attach clay handle to top of dreidel. Dry overnight.

Step 4

Paint sides and handle. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 5

Write a Hebrew letter (nun, gimel, hay, and shin) on each side of the dreidel with markers.

Step 6

Take your dreidel for a spin! Play with friends and family using traditional rules or your favourite variation.

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