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Paper Dreidels

Its not hard to make a simple paper dreidel - but these paper variations show an amazing level of craftsmanship.

Paper Mache Dreidels
Paper-Mache Dreidles
These colorful hand-painted dreidels made in India are available in assorted designs and colors.  2 ½" H, 1¼" W.     Price:  $8.00.  Available from the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Paper Cut Dreidel      
Dancing Children Dreidel    
This intricate lasercut work of art by Melanie and Harry Dankowicz is hand assembled, signed and numbered. Cut from antique white paper in a limited edition of 700 works, it features children dancing to the Hebrew song "Chanuka, chanuka, chag yafeh kol kach or chaviv, misaviv, gil l'yeled rach. Chanukah, chanukah, sevivon, sov, sov...sov, sov, sov ma naim vatov.  Comes in a rounded glass dome (5" x 7.5") with a painted base. Price: $66.00 (as of 12/1/08).  Available from

Candy Dreidels
Candy Dreidels
These paper dreidels are unique and individually hand made, therefore no two are identical. According to the seller, they spin superbly.  They are made by Israeli artist Nitzan Shmueli using paper-mache.  Dimensions: height: 2.5" length: 1.2" Weight 100 grams (3.5oz). Price for the three of them: $37.12 (as of 12/1/08).  Available on

Dreidel Crafts

I wouldn't necessarily recommend doing it out of clay - but making your own dreidel can be an engaging Hanukkah activity.

Here are directions and a printable template for making a paper dreidel that can be assembled with glue and a pencil or a straw for the handle.  A nice variation is the paper droidel.  If you want all the materials pre-packaged you can purchase a kit

For oragami fans, here are step by step instructions for making a folded paper dreidel with accompanying photographs that illustrate the process.

Marshmallow dreidels are a creative and yummy project - and while they don't spin terribly well - any activity with icing and chocolate kisses is ok in my book. 

If you are looking for a more traditional wood dreidel, has a nice set of parts that you can assemble on your own.  You can also purchase blank wood dreidels from and nvo.comHebrew letter rubber stamps can be used to mark the sides.

And if you really want to follow the song, here are instructions to make a little dreidel out of clay.