Celebrate holidays around the world this season, including Chanukah! If you’re looking for a “totally do-able” art activity to try this Chanukah, make sure to check out this Star of David craft. Our tessellation projects are also inspired by the work of MC Escher! Enjoy this printable Star of David craft that kids of all ages can have fun doing together.
STAR OF DAVID FOR KIDS
STAR OF DAVID
The Star of David is a Jewish symbol. It is named after King David of Israel and it is very famous. The star consists of a triangle, overlapped by another, “upside-down” triangle. It is unknown how this came to be a symbol of Judaism, but it was first used in the Middle Ages.
There are several possible meanings that have been passed down over the years. According to the Zohar, a medieval book of Jewish mysticism, the six points of the star represent the six male sefirot (attributes of God), in union with the seventh sefirah of the female (the center of the shape).
Philosopher Franz Rosenzweig described two interlocking triangles – the corners of one representing creation, revelation, and redemption. The corners of the other one representing man, the world, and God.
Find out how to make a star of David this Hanukkah. Download our free printable star template below and create your own fun triangle tessellation pattern.
WHAT IS TESSELLATION?
Tessellations are connected patterns made of repeating shapes that cover a surface completely without overlapping or leaving any holes. For example; a checkerboard is a tessellation comprised of alternating colored squares. The squares meet with no overlapping and can be extended on a surface forever.
STAR OF DAVID CRAFT
- Triangles template
- Glue Stick
- Star template
HOW TO MAKE A STAR OF DAVID
STEP 1: Print out the triangles template.
STEP 2: Color the triangles with markers. (No need to stay within the lines.)
STEP 3: Cut out the triangles with scissors.
STEP 4: Glue the triangles onto the Star of David template to form one large star.
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MAKE A STAR OF DAVID FOR HANUKKAH
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