As part of a bi-religious family, my kids already have their favorite Hanukkah (December 14 to 21) traditions. The extremely cool thing, says Jake, is getting eight presents, one for each night of the holiday. For Kyle, it's lighting the menorah. And my daughter, Sammy, loves getting elbow-deep in shredded potatoes when we make latkes. This year, we added a new activity that everyone enjoyed getting in on--we crafted a slew of six-pointed stars (the symbolic Star of David) to string in our window.
For each star, you'll need two pipe
cleaners. Fold each one into thirds to form a triangle. Hold one triangle (A) in your left hand and the other triangle (B) in your right hand so that the tops point toward each other. Now weave the top of A down through the center of B, and the top of B up through the center of A. Next, tuck the point of A under the base of B, and slip the point of B over the base of A. Use this method to make as many stars as you like. Then tie them together with string and hang.