Today was the first day of Chanukah, which meant a party with the extended family. Here’s a fun and simple craft I made for my cousins.
I found this placemat with dreidels cut out of it at Bed Bath and Beyond and was instantly inspired.
- Cut the placemat to size.
- Cut silver metallic tissue paper to size.
- Set on both on jar lid. (I got a nice looking square jar from Michaels).
- Cover with Modge Podge Dimensional Magic,
That is all. The picture is a little misleading since I used my ancient cell phone, but it gives you an idea.
A note on Chanukah merchandise:
In the last decade or so, Chanukah product availability has really expanded. (Hence the placemat at Bed Bath and Beyond). I am amazed by how much exists compared to in my childhood. In the last 5 or 6 years, even Passover goods have started appearing. It is funny, because I know that many Christians are saddened by the commercialization of Christmas, which I understand. Nonetheless, the commercialization of Jewish holidays feels like recognition. Besides, if a walking, wind-up dreidel is wrong, I don’t want to be right.