Earlier in the week another mom and I led a little Hanukkah party in A.’s class, which included a craft that doubled as the snack: edible dreidels. Apparently I’m the last one on earth to have heard of making these cute dreidels out of marshmallows, Hershey Kisses, pretzels, and frosting — everyone I’ve told about them has made them before! Putting them together is as easy as can be, perfect for a class of 5 and 6 year olds — just stick the pretzel into the top of the marshmallow to make the dreidel stem, and then glue the Kiss with frosting to the other side to make the dreidel’s point.
A. enjoyed making them at school so much that he asked me to pick up more supplies for home. It was a perfect craft for a snowy Saturday. In the dreidels above, I used some diluted food coloring and a toothpick to paint on the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hey, and shin.
Hanukkah begins at sundown tonight. Although we had to postpone our family party until next weekend (due to snow and three of us being less-than-healthy), I’m looking forward to lighting our menorahs tonight.