Oh Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel

Congrats to Sandra, winner of night six of our Hanukkah Surprise Pack Giveaway! Laminated card lasts for years

Included in her goodie bag is a laminated card with how-to-play dreidel instructions, along with two  colorful, super-spinnable dreidels. (Available in Hanukkah in a Box, Hanukkah Games Box, and Hanukkah Helper Box.)

Still two more nights to enter the giveaway drawing; just sign up at www.JewishHolidaysInABox.com.


Dreidel pattern as a template

The dreidel shape is a classic in Hanukkah decorations – you’ll find it on paper goods, on banners, on wrapping paper.  We make gift cards using dreidel shapes.

If you want to make your own dreidel shapes from construction paper, copy this image onto a sheet of white paper, following these instructions.

Dreidel Template

  1.  Fold a piece of construction paper in half the long way.
  2. Place the dreidel template on top, with the long edge aligned at the fold.
  3. Cut all sides of the dreidel, except the long edge.
  4. When you open it up, voilà– a dreidel!

(This template is also in the Hanukkah in a Box.)

Once you have your template, you can use it in multiple ways. Like cutting out dreidel shapes to combine with magazine images of light and snow and night to create collages. Or interspersing with paper chains strung from doorways.  Or placing it on a big frosted sheet cake, so you can pipe around it to decorate.

You can even make small dreidel shapes that you attach to toothpicks as cupcake toppers.

Our tent keeps expanding

 One benefit of building the Jewish Holidays in a Box community is connecting with people and media outlets that we’d probably never have discovered otherwise.

We are grateful to:

  •  Thanks to the amazing kveller.com for including us in their Blogroll!
  • Fall 2012 Institute of  Southern Jewish Life Newsletter for including articles about how we started Jewish Holidays In a Box and our goals for building confidence to help families enjoy more joyous home celebrations  Part One and Part Two
  • Beyond The Car Seat for featuring us in a post.  ” This year Hanukkah (or as my family spells it Chanukah) is in early December . . . .”


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