Craft Stick Dreidel Art Activity

kids' craft

You’ve got eight nights to celebrate Hanukkah! That means eight opportunities to get artsy with the kids. If you’re looking for a holiday craft, this dreidel project lets the kids get creative while learning about Hanukkah. Use the finished dreidel as a holiday decoration, frame it or make a few just for fun! Your child can also use a hole punch to pierce the tops of the dreidels, add yarn and make a mobile.


  • Thick craft sticks
  • Card stock paper
  • Tempera paint
  • A paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • A marker
  • Clear-drying school glue


  1. Glue five or six craft sticks to the center of the craft stock paper.
  2. Let the glue dry. This should take an hour or two.
  3. Draw a triangle under the craft sticks to create the bottom of the dreidel.
  4. Draw a rectangle at the top of the craft sticks to make a handle.
  5. Cut the dreidel out.
  6. Paint the craft sticks. Let the paint dry for one to two hours.
  7. Add a Hebrew letter to the front of the dreidel (pick either nun, gimmel, hey or shin). Your child can also make one dreidel for each letter. Paint on the letter in a different (second) color.