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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.How to Make the Modern Wooden Block Menorah
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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.Get the Edible Chocolate-Marshmallow Dreidel Recipe
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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.Learn How to Play the Dreidel Game
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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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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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