I really truly hope that you like felt, because next week is going to be full of felt projects for Chanukah. I can't show them to you just yet, so here's a another tease of sorts, a simple way to use up some of those scraps that you will definitely have hanging around!
Because Chanukah is eight nights, it's a good idea to have special surprises for the little ones, and not so little ones each night. It makes things fun and exciting. So whip up some of these straws and serve a festive or delicious drink — sparkling fruit punch? milk shakes? fruit shakes? root beer floats? Though truthfully, they'll be happy drinking good old water with straws like these! And if you cut the slits a bit too big as I did, so secure your felt dreidels to the straw with a dab of glue, otherwise they might just slide down into your child's drink. If you they do, so just shrug your shoulders and blame me: "the creative jewish mom made me do it"....."Who?"
As a matter of fact, I really think it might be a good idea to use this phrase when needed in other situations as well, like to explain why there are piles of laundry (hopefully clean) not tended to, sinks full of dishes and huge messes that only a crafter on a mission could possibly create! Just keep my real identity somewhat anonymous if you don't mind. Wishing you all the very best, and do take a minute to leave me a message, by commenting below or dropping me an email line. I'd love to hear from you!