Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Crafts

Thanksgiving officially marks the start of the holiday season, in the US, at least. For most people, it’s a time for fun, frolic and post-dinner fuzziness.
Plus, the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah starts today at sundown! Since my dad’s side of the family is Jewish, that observance also has a special place with me. So, why not include it as well?
Why not add some creative craftiness to the mix? The ideas I found on youtube are great for kids, adults or both.

I can see how this could be a great way for kids to add their touch to the Thanksgiving table. It seems like this would be a good craft to keep them busy for a while, especially if you have an older child or another adult to supervise cutting, gluing and glitter.

In addition to being a downright adorable video, I really enjoy the craft ideas she exibits. That box is beautiful, and I love all the meaning behind it all. It’s also wonderful to see the whole family getting involved with it.

While looking for a decent tutorial about how to make a dreidel, I came across this tutorial. The last time we played the dreidel game, we ended up shooting pennies accross the table at each other.

Uh. Woops?

It was fun while it lasted, anyway.

I guess shaping the dreidel in polymer clay isn’t too hard, since I can’t seem to find anything about that part, but I rather like this video, because he goes a little into the deeper meanings of each character and how they’re formed.

I’m also a sucker for the puns they banter back and forth with.

Super easy and super sweet edible dreidels! No clue if they’re kosher, though. I’m sure there are kosher options out there, if you’re worried about it.

To all of those who celebrate either or both holidays, happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah!

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