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Hanukkah Craft For Toddlers (and older kids too)

2012-12-10 by Allison MacDonald

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This Hanukkah craft for toddlers is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Allison McDonald.

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

toddler hanukkah craft title block

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.

toddler hanukkah craft watercolors and star of David

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. 

toddler hanukkah craft toddler painting

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

toddler hanukkah craft painted star of David

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

toddler hanukkah craft peeling tape back

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

toddler hanukkah craft star of David completed

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!

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Allison MacDonald

Allison 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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