The Star of David is a commonly recognized symbol of Jewish culture. The flag of Israel shows a blue Star of David in the center, ambulances in Israel are painted with a red Star of David on each one, and synagogues often have a gold Star of David over their doors. In Hebrew, the Star of David is called Magen David, which means the “shield of David.”
The Star of David also makes a great design for crafts because the double triangles are easy for kids to make! These Hanukkah ornaments are fun and simple to create and they’re sure to add some sparkle to your holiday!
- Wooden craft sticks (6 per star)
- Craft glue or a glue gun with adult assistance
- Glue together the ends of 3 craft sticks to form a triangle.
- Make another triangle with 3 more craft sticks.
- Place one triangle upside down on top of the other to form the star.
- Glue the triangles together.
- Repeat steps 1-4 to make as many stars as you choose.
- Let the glue dry.
- Paint your stars. White, silver, gold, or shades of blue are good color options.
- While the paint is still wet, sprinkle glitter on top to add some sparkle to your stars.
- Let the paint dry.
- Use ribbon to string several stars together.
- Hang your Star of David decorations around your home!
Younger children may not have the patience for this multi-stage craft. You can make it more manageable with either of these adaptations:
- Making it a 2 day craft.
On the first day, just do the gluing. The next day, kids can paint and add glitter to the stars.
- Do the gluing ahead of time yourself.
A hot glue gun is your best option here. Make the stars in advance and have kids just paint and add sparkles to the premade stars.