Hanukkah Wall Hanging Craft
With the holiday seasons approaching, it’s important to teach your students about the history of every holiday that is celebrated worldwide. Discuss the Hanukkah traditions while creating this beautiful Hanukkah wall hanging craft, inspired by Busy in Brooklyn.
Glue the blue felt sheet to one of the white felt sheets. Cut a piece of white felt 12″ long x 2.35″ wide and glue it to the center of the blue felt sheet.
Using the gift bow template and scissors, cut out around the bow shapes and staple them to the remaining white felt sheet. Then, use the scissors to cut out the bow shapes and the ribbon for the center. Glue one side of the ribbon around the back of one of the bows. Glue one bow to the white backing, and the other to the front blue sheet. Wrap the open end of the ribbon around the back and glue down.
To prepare the dreidel pockets, print out 2 copies of each of the dreidel templates. Staple the templates to sheets of felt (you can double the felt so you cut two at once) and use the scissors to cut out the shapes. Attach the pocket covers to the dreidels, making sure to only glue down the sides. Glue all the dreidel pockets to the blue felt sheet. For the numbers, cut eight very thin strips of white felt.
Draw the numbers with glue onto the dreidel pocket and press the strips of felt down on the glue, adjusting the strip to fit the number. Alternatively, you may write the numbers with puff paint, or use number stickers. Now that you’ve completed the wall hanging, your students can take it home to fill the pockets each night with Chanukah gelt, chocolate coins, or little gifts!