Hanukkah Craft For Toddlers (and older kids too)

December 10, 2012 at 11:37 am 1 comment

Written by Melissa & Doug Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald

This educational idea is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald.

“Everyday play is what childhood should be about.”  -Allison

Get your littlest friends excited about Hanukkah by making a pretty Star of David painting. Making specific shapes can be tricky for toddlers, but this craft makes it easy.

You will need some good-quality paper or canvas, watercolors and water, painters tape, and markers or crayons.

STEP 1: Start by placing the tape: Taping two overlapping triangles to make your Star of David.

STEP 2: Paint! There is no need to worry about lines to stay in or “right” colors to use–there is no wrong way to do this. 

Talk about all the shapes and colors you see while painting. My daughter loved mixing the colors and watching them blend.

Step 3: Let dry for no more than a few hours, or the tape could be tricky to take off. Then . . .

. . . Peel the tape off! Do not fret about any paint leaking under.

Step 4: Add accents and contrast by outlining the star with a marker or crayon.

If your kids love this craft as much as we do, encourage them to make their own variations! They can use this technique to make holiday cards, gift tags, and even wrapping paper. (Just use extra-large paper, such as the Melissa & Doug Easel Pad.)

Happy Hanukkah!

Allison from NoTimeForFlashCards.comAllison McDonald is founder and editor of No Time For Flash Cards. She has been teaching children in various capacities since 1993, so she has done her share of crafts, songs and circle times! Her son’s birth brought her home, and her love of teaching and helping other parents sparked the idea for No Time for Flash Cards. Early-childhood education is her passion . . . her heart belongs to the little guys! Get to know Allie and see her creative kids’ crafts and educational activities on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. meredithwoodtherapist  |  December 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    A simple and great way to do something g different. This idea is applicable to so many different art projects. We could use it for working on his letters, numbers and making a pirate map.
    Thank you


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