Spinning dreidel Chanukah cards
Posted 14 November, 2012on:
I bought a box of coloured cards, and cut nesting dreidel shapes out of each using my wonderful Silhouette cutter. (I created the outlines myself, thankfully you only need a couple of rectangles and a triangle to make a reasonable dreidel shape.) Then I mixed up the colours.
To make the card, I taped a piece of white sewing thread from top to bottom of the card (inside), then taped two of the cut-out shapes to it. The remaining two shapes I glued to the inside right of the card. As my huband correctly pointed out, this doesn’t leave a lot of space to write a message. But hey, it looks great! I’ll write really small around the edge.
I found that the dreidels would often turn to reveal the plain white reverse side, so I decided to decorate them with a magen david sticker in the middle and some text around the outer shape: a homage to the traditional dreidel decoration of the Hebrew letters Nun Gimel Hey Shin which stand for the sentence Nes Gadol Hayah Sham – a great miracle happened there.
The best part of these cards is the movement – the slightest breeze makes them swirl around, and if you blow on them, they spin like crazy!