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.”
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.
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.)