Christmas Crafts: Greeting Cards From Little Hearts


What You Need

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  • Pale blue paper
  • Pencil
  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

  • White glue
  • Silver glitter
  • Crayons or markers

1. Cut a rectangle out of blue paper and fold in half to form a card.

2. Encourage your child to draw a dreidel shape on a sheet of white paper as best she can; older children can try sketching one from a 3-D angle (as shown on the previous page). Cut out the shape.

3. Cover the back of the dreidel with glue, then place it in the center of the card, pressing down the edges firmly.

4. To decorate the dreidel, help your child apply white glue around the perimeter of the shape to outline its edges. Next, use the glue to write one of the four Hebrew letters on each side of the dreidel. (Parents can draw the letters on with a pencil first if necessary.)

5. Place the card on top of a piece of scrap paper. Have your child sprinkle glitter over the glue. (Don't worry if there's excess.) Wait a minute for the glitter to sink into the glue, then lift the card and let the excess glitter fall onto the scrap paper. (Afterward, you can fold the scrap paper, allow the glitter to settle in the fold, and then pour it back into the bottle.) Once the card is dry, have your child inscribe a holiday greeting inside.

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