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Flip-your-own cardboard latke craft

Posted on: 4 December, 2012

Cardboard latkes in pans

I came across this idea here, while looking for some pretend latkes to make.  It’s a cardboard latke attached to a cardboard frying pan.  Finally, mess-free frying!

You will need:
– small cardboard plates
– extra large popsticks (tongue-depressor size)
– sticky tape
– yellow cellophane, or anything else that can represent oil
– glue
– brown and/or cream cardboard
– something to decorate the cardboard to give an impression of latke-ness (I used brown spot stickers cut in half)
– string or wool

To make the frying pan, sticky tape the extra large popstick to the base of a small cardboard plate.
Add “oil” by sticking in a circle of yellow cellophane (or you could draw it in with yellow crayon etc).

Cardboard frypan

Cut out two latke shapes – if you use a combination of colours, it’s easier to see whether or not you flipped it over when you tossed it.  Stick together slightly offset, and decorate.

Cardboard latke

Punch a hole into both the frying pan and the latke, and tie a piece of string or wool to both, so that your latke is much harder to lose.

Practise your latke tossing skills! Flip them up and catch them again.  Flip them over.  Flip them into someone else’s pan. It’s not as easy as it looks when you’re tossing a flat cardboard latke – or maybe I just need a lot more practice!

Flip your latke

4 Responses to "Flip-your-own cardboard latke craft"

This is so cute! I was searching for good Hanuka project ideas when I came across you site. Thanks!

[…] let them decorate it with playdough or dry-erase markers (it erases easily) How abut some easy, mess free latke frying for kids? Macaroni and bean […]

[…] Carboard Paper Latkes This one goes out to the kiddo who loves to help in the kitchen. Why not let him have fun with his own cardboard latkes? Thanks to the Joyful Jewish blog for the idea! […]

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