Draidel Snowglobe

Written by chanie on December 19th, 2011

Who doesn’t love Chanukah? We get to eat fried foods, unwrap presents, eat pockets full of chocolate change and gample on draidel games. For me, Chanukah is UBER special because it’s my birthday, my anniversary, and the anniversary of my son’s bris. I know, I know, I lose out on the presents, but the truth is, it doesn’t really matter. Chanukah makes me realize just how blessed I am and that is good enough for me!

Nothing evokes the spirit of the holidays more than snowglobes. But try and find one that doesn’t include a reindeer, evergreen or snowman – pretty impossible. This year, I decided to make my own Chanukah creation. It was inspired by the landmark dreidel that sits in front of the Jewish Children’s Museum in Brooklyn (if you haven’t gone yet, you must take your kids there for Chanukah!).

You’ll be surprised just how easy it is to make your own snowglobe. Go ahead and include whatever figurine you’d like. A menorah would work really well too.

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  1. Brina says:

    Wow, what a great idea. I might have to stop cooking and try this with the kids. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love this! You are really talented! I would never have thought of making my own snowglobe!

  3. KASSI (HEIDI) says:

    Happy almost birthday, Chanie! (Yeah, yeah, me too, me too…)

  4. RochieO says:

    Such a cute idea! Simple and sweet.

  5. Laura says:

    I love snow globes–this is such a fantastic idea. I wonder if this could be worked into a centerpiece or as part of (and I hate this word, but I can’t think of another) a tablescape for a Chanukah party.

    • chanie says:

      I think it would work beautifully with a few different jars of various sizes and shapes. You can use a jelly jar, tall olive jar, baby food jar etc..

  6. sara says:

    Wow! This is so original!! I LOVE

  7. I love this!! Terrific!!

  8. Leah Lipszyc says:

    And I thought I was being original when I made these with the kids in our school!

    You can also add Jewish themed sequins, glitter, and artificial snow.

  9. NICOLE says:

    Hi, love the idea! where did you get the figurines…. i am worried about them tarnishing?

    • chanie says:

      It’s just a plastic draidel. The stores are full of them before Chanukah! Since it’s plastic, it won’t tarnish. Good luck!

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