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Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft

Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt. In the second century BCE, the Seleucids tried to force the Jewish people to accept Greek culture and beliefs. Led by Judah the Maccabee, a small band of Jews defeated one of the mightiest armies on earth, drove the Greeks from the land, reclaimed and rededicated the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. When the time came to relight the Menorah, the Jews found only enough oil for one night. Miraculously, the oil burned for eight nights, enough time to prepare more. Hanukkah commemorates the miracle.

The Star of David is a generally recognized symbol of modern Jewish identity and Judaism. The star is a hexagram, or the compound of two equilateral triangles. My mother-in-law is Jewish, and my daughter has become interested in learning about her Jewish heritage. In addition to Christmas, my kids and I are celebrating Hanukkah this holiday season. For one of our Hanukkah crafts, my kids and I made some Star of David ornaments. I chose blue and silver, which are the colors of the holiday, for my Star. My kids chose more colorful baubles for their creations.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Glue three craft sticks into a triangle using the hot glue. Make two triangles for each star.
  2. Glue the triangles together to create the Star of David.
  3. After the glue cools completely, decorate the ornaments with markers or paint and other decorating materials.
  4. Add a piece of string from which to hang the ornament.
  5. Display the Star of David Hanukkah ornament craft.

Materials for Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft First Triangle for Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft

Two Triangles for Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft Craft Stick Star for Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft

Coloring the Star Blue for the Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft Decorating the Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Crafts

Finished Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Crafts Finished Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft

For more fun craft stick crafts, try my Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft, Popsicle Stick Star Craft, and Christmas Tree Popsicle Stick Ornament Craft.

Image Credits

Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Materials for Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
First Triangle for Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Two Triangles for Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Craft Stick Star for Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Coloring the Star Blue for the Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson
Decorating the Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Crafts © 2016 Heather Johnson
Finished Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Crafts © 2016 Heather Johnson
Finished Star of David Hanukkah Ornament Craft © 2016 Heather Johnson

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