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Apple Barrel Dreidel

By: Emma Pniewski

Create this small four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side for Hanukkah this year. Make your dreidel colorful and fun for a memorable Hanukkah!

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At a Glance:

Project #15634 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:


Plaid Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors Acrylic Paint 16 Color Set - PROMOABIII

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Artist Variety Set, 10 pc. - 50536

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • Thin cardboard box
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Wood Dowel or Pencil or Straw
  • Pencil
  • Cup

Project Patterns and Printables

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  1. Follow the Plaid dreidel template to create your DIY dreidel.
  2. Paint one dreidel with Key West and one with White. Let dry.
  3. Paint Too Blue stripes on your White dreidel and let dry.
  4. Mix a 1:1 ratio of Bright Blue and water in your cup. Dip a clean brush in the mixture and rake your thumb across the brush over your Key West dreidel to create a fly specking effect. Let dry.
  5. In Too Blue, paint nun, gimel, heh, and shin in hebrew letters on your Key West dreidel. Let dry. Repeat this step on your striped dreidel with Bright Yellow.

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Related Resources

Anatomy of the FolkArt Select Firm Bristle Paintbrush

Anatomy of the FolkArt Select Firm Bristle Paintbrush

Learn more about the FolkArt Select Firm Bristle Paintbrush set by reading this guide.

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