Joyful Jewish

Dreidel Mobiles

Posted on: 13 December, 2010

The design for these fabulous mobiles comes from Sara Rivka at Creative Jewish Mom.

She sells an electronic “kit” via her Etsy store which I purchased.  The kit allows you to print off coloured dreidel shapes onto white paper (allowing you to glue glitter all over the back of the dreidels, for example) or print an outline onto coloured paper, which you can then either leave blank or decorate any way you like.  All you need to do then is cut them out and connect them to each other with a little bit of thread.

These are a hit with the whole family, and need hardly any breeze before they spin madly (in fact I took these photos outside and they nearly spun off the line!)

And in case anyone is wondering why I’m still posting about Hanukkah nearly a week after it finished… it’s because Hanukkah is unofficially running at our house until the end of December!

8 Responses to "Dreidel Mobiles"

[…] pipe cleaner chanukiah is up on the front door, the bunting and dreidel mobiles are hung up inside, we’ve stocked up on new candles and a big bag of chocolate gelt… […]

[…] by Creative Jewish Mom’s dreidel mobiles, (which I made a couple of years ago) my home-made Chanukah cards are spinning […]

Just saw this three years later, looks great! Maybe I’ll see if readers are interested this year, hope it’s okay if I use a photo or two, I’ll link back to you, thanks!

You are very welcome! I have a bunch of them up in my home at the moment and we love them!

How did you attach them? Did you run the completely through all of them, or did you just attach the top an bottom of each one

The first ones I made I just tied string to the top and bottom of each one, but that was quite fiddly. A second batch (not shown here, I made them from multi-coloured cardboard a year or two later) I decided it would be easier to just put one thread through the entire dreidel, and sticky-tape it into place on each segment. Both work fine.

[…] can’t believe it’s nearly Chanukah again already!  The Chanukah bunting and dreidel decorations are up, the cushions are out, the table runner is on display, my daughter is flipping felt latkes […]

[…] this Dreidel Mobile – love how colourful it is and can just see it spinning! So […]

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