11/27/2011

Star of David "Mosaic Stained Glass" Hanukkah Craft

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.

Suggested Reading:


What You Need:
  • Transparency Film- Optional Clear Contact Paper or Wax Paper
  • Various Shades of blue tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Tin foil
  • Marker
  • Scissors

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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3 comments:

  1. I've been focusing a lot on Christmas activities lately, but I always liked to introduce other religious traditions when I taught and when I homeschooled. Thanks for sharing this lovely activity! With your post, I just started a new Kids' Non-Christian Religious Activities Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/kids-non-christian-religious-activities/.

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  2. Thanks for linking up to momstown.ca!

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  3. Just stopping by to let you know that I have featured your project on Fun Family Crafts! You can see it here
    http://funfamilycrafts.com/mosaic-star-of-david/

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them :) If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

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