Here’s a pretty and easy Hanukkah craft for little kids to make.
Easy Hanukkah craft for kids – star suncatcher
See how to make a star suncatcher for Hanukkah:
These Star of David suncatchers look beautiful displayed in a window, where they can catch the winter sunlight.
:: Star of David suncatcher template from the Hanukkah Unit
:: craft knife (optional)
:: contact paper / sticky-backed plastic
:: sticky tape
:: tissue paper or cellophane in blue, white and/or gold
Cut out the Star of David suncatcher template from the Hanukkah Unit, using scissors and/or a craft knife. You will also need to cut out the centre of the star.
Place the star outline face-down onto a piece of sticky-backed plastic / contact paper.
(Tip: use sticky tape to fasten the sticky-backed plastic / contact paper to your table to hold it still while you put the star in place.)
Use pieces of cellophane or tissue paper to fill the star. Keep going until all the central space is filled. Blue, gold and white are colours often associate with Hanukkah.
Then place a second sheet of sticky-backed plastic / contact paper over the star to sandwich-in all the pieces of cellophane / tissue paper.
Trim around the outside of the star to cut off any excess sticky-backed plastic / contact paper.
Hang up your Star of David in the window so the cellophane / tissue paper is lit up by the sunshine.
You might like to make several and hang them together as a row of pumpkin bunting across your window.
Download your Happy Hanukkah Unit
Let's raise our kids as knowledgeable, global citizens with a multi-cultural education. The Happy Hanukkah toolkit gives you everything you need to learn about this special festival.
With fun activities, lesson plans, and super useful printables you will learn about the Jewish Festival of Lights through math, literacy, art, craft, sensory, food, and film.
:: over 45 pages of lessons, activities, and printables
:: a complete unit of Hanukkah-themed math, literacy, arts and crafts, sensory play, food, and games
:: materials lists and bonus printables make it so easy!
:: everything planned for you, so you can enjoy it as much as your children do.