|Star of David "Mosaic Stained Glass" Hanukkah Craft|
We celebrate Christmas in the Classified: Mom household- so each year we focus our crafts and projects around our traditional Christian beliefs. This year I decided to teach my children about other traditions and beliefs that are present outside our household. The Star of David "Mosaic Stained Glass" Hanukkah Craft is our first study in our Hanukkah exploration.
Classified: Medium and is suitable for ages 3 and up.
What You Need:
- Transparency Film- Optional Clear Contact Paper or Wax Paper
- Various Shades of blue tissue paper
- Tin foil
What To Do:
Please note: for this craft I used transparency film that teachers use for overhead projectors (I had tons of it lying around). You may obtain the same results using wax paper or contact paper.
Prep: Draw or trace a circle (size up to you) onto a piece of transparency film. Do not cut out!
|Circle drawn on transparency (on top of blue paper)|
In a cup, mix 2 parts glue to one part water. This will act as an adhesive and as a sealant. Cut the various shades of blue tissue paper into small squares. Cut and fold tin foil into 6 (approximately, again depending on the size of your circle) 1/4" by 4" strips.
|6 strips of tin foil|
1. Read a few books about Hanukkah. Discuss symbolism and the Star of David. Ask "What shape makes the Star of David?" "How many triangles do you see?" Allow your child to make the Star of David using the tin foil strips. Glue to the center of the circle on the sheet of transparency.
2. Using a paintbrush, have your child/student paint over the entire circle with the glue-water mixture.
3. Apply the different shades of blue tissue paper squares. Do not worry if the squares exceed the circumference of the circle, as they will be trimmed off. If needed, paint the glue-water mixture over again. Allow to dry thoroughly.
4. Cut out the circle, trimming off any excess blue tissue paper squares- hang in the window and enjoy!
|Display in window to catch the light!|
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