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Patchwork Star of David

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Follow these simple instructions to decorate your house for Hanukkah with these great patchwork stars.


Decorate your house for Hanukkah with these great patchwork stars.

Materials

  • Utility knife
  • Any circular item about 4 inches in diameter
  • 10-ounce Styrofoam or paper cups
  • Pen, pencil, or marker
  • Scissors
  • Popcorn, candy, or other treats
  • Black and white paper
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Cut a triangle from the cardboard.
  2. The triangle should have 3 equal sides, each about 1 1/2 inches long.
  3. Trace the triangle on fabric scraps and cut out 12 triangles.
  4. On a piece of cardboard, have your child arrange 6 of the fabric triangles to form the points of a Star of David. (The bases of the triangles join to form an empty hexagon in the middle.)
  5. Glue the triangles in place.
  6. Fill in the middle hexagon with the remaining fabric triangles and glue them in place.
  7. Carefully cut around the outline of the star. If you like, glue a length of ribbon or trim along each side of the middle hexagon.
  8. Glue a small loop of ribbon onto the back of the star for hanging.

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