Color Your Own Dreidel Craft Kit
I brought these into my kid's preschool to do as a holiday project, and the kids loved them. Don't expect them to work as spinners, but they were a good-quality craft.
December 22, 2009
Cute idea but needs improvement
This is a cute concept but it has a few flaws. The paper stock is shiny so markers wipe right off, crayons don't work. We ended up using colored pencils which didn't work that well and some paint which was just messy.
The gluing was too tricky for the kids and we had to use tape in addition to hold it together.
The stick didn't stay inside the dreidel and we couldn't get it to work properly or spin at all.
December 26, 2011
Kids had a great time with this.
December 10, 2010
Best for older kids
These Dreidels were attractive when colored, but difficult for young hands to assemble. It was necessary for an adult to hold the Dreidel together while the child taped the seams. The stick needed to be pushed all the way through the bottom tip to keep it from falling out.
December 21, 2009
Don't buy this!
I bought these as a craft for my children, aged 6-12. I decided before I let them do the craft themselves, I would demonstrate what they had to do. I could not even make a single dreidel...there were so many parts to fold and hold together while the glue dried that it literally was impossible to put together. The instructions were rudimentary at best and failed to give any kind of tips about how to fold and keep the parts together. What a waste of money!
December 13, 2009
do not recommend
My students were unable complete this activity alone since it needed a hot glue gun ( regular elmers glue did not work). It also did not spin well after completed and the letters were backwords - from left to right instead of the correct right to left format. I would not buy this item again.
December 8, 2009
Not for under age 7
These did not spin with dowels included. The dowels did not ft tightly enough in the hole. Also they were a bit difficult to bend and shape and glue. This craft would be better if the areas to be fit together had sticky strips for adhesion.
March 1, 2009
I used this with a group of preschoolers, but I believe it would work well for up to second grade. Just keep in mind that they probably will not be able to fold and glue it correctly all by themselves.
December 3, 2008
When folded the Hebrew letters are backwards
November 4, 2008
I have used these for several years as part of a look at Hannukah and the kids really enjoy putting them together and playing the game of chance - I use small candies for the wagers. I use their art work and understanding of the concepts behind the symbols as a social studies grade as well.
November 3, 2008