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Teach kids all about the traditions of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, with these easy menorah, dreidel, and gift-wrapping projects.
Kids will love helping build this modern menorah made with wooden blocks, cheery paint colors, and shiny candleholders.
For an easy spin on the traditional Hanukkah top, whip up these fun treats with the kids. Marshmallows form the dreidels' bodies, chocolate kisses serve as the tips, and pretzel sticks act as the knobs. A quick dip in melted chocolate provides a surface for piping white-chocolate Hebrew letters.
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Make a cloth sack customized with the rules of the dreidel game for you and the kids to play. Fill bag with a dreidel and counters (you can use coins, candies, or buttons).
To decorate the bag, print our design and onto iron-on transfer paper following package directions. Cut out design, and iron onto cloth bag.
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Add more shine to your Festival of Lights celebration by coating plain wooden dreidels with fine glitter with the kids. Turn them into a display-worthy centerpiece or string them together to create a shimmering garland.
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This sweet spin on a classic toy makes a great treat or gift to make with the kids.
Spray kitchen scissors with nonstick cooking spray and trim sides of a marshmallow to make it square-shaped. Dip marshmallow into a shallow bowl of nonpareils to coat. Insert a wooden skewer and add nonpareil chocolate for tip. Trim skewer.
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Let kids decorate gift boxes with wintry garlands made of snowflake and Star of David cutouts punched from pearl-finished paper. Thread cutouts -- along with sequins -- with a large-eyed needle onto mohair yarn.
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Count down the eight-day Festival of Lights using envelopes filled with small gifts clipped to a yardstick hung from a nail. Each evening, kids can open one envelope. Use different kinds -- a paper bag, a coin pouch, a bubble package -- and let kids make numbers with rubber stamps, vinyl letters, dot stickers, or even glitter. Affix with clothespins and office clips.
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