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Chanukah Dreidel Napkin Rings
Lion Brand® Trellis®
Pattern Number: craft-dreidlNapkinRing
These dreidl-themed napkin rings are perfect for Channukah and are a great project to make with kids!
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size
1 3/4 inches [4.5 cm] tall, 4 1/4 inches [10 cm] in diameter
500-302 Trellis Yarn: Ocean Tranquil blues like waves with lively whitecaps.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
- Three packages white oven-hardening plastic clay (A)
- One package medium blue oven-hardening plastic clay (B)
- One package dark blue oven-hardening plastic clay (C)
- One package royal blue oven-hardening plastic clay (D)
- One package black oven-hardening plastic clay(E)
- Sharp knife
- Soda straw
- Straight-sided glass or rolling pin
- Cookie tray
Achieving an exact size is not important to this project. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
Unwrap each package of clay and knead in your hands until it is soft.
Put the all the white clay together and, using the glass or rolling pin, roll the clay flat, between 1/8 and 1/4 inches [30 - 60 mm] thick.
Cut the rolled clay into strips 1 1/4 tall and 4 1/4 inches wide [3.8 cm x 10 cm].
Using the remaining white clay, roll it thinly -- between 1/16 and 1/8 inch [15 mm - 30 mm] thick.
Using about a quarter of the blue and black clay, roll each to the same thickness.
Stack the clay -- white on the bottom, black in the middle, blue on the top.
Using the ruler, slice the edge straight; then slice a strip about 1/4 inch [60 mm] wide.
Hold one end of the strip and twist the other to create a diagonally striped cane.
Roll the cane very gently to smooth.
It will get longer and thinner during rolling, depending on the amount of pressure applied.
A very small quantity of sky-blue clay is needed for the top of the dreidel.
To make the sky-blue clay, knead together 4 parts white and 1 part blue.
Using about a quarter of each of the blue clays, roll very thin -- less than 1/16 inch.
Cut the pieces as shown.
The use of colors creates the impression of three dimensions.
Position the pieces on the white background.
If you need to straighten the edges, you can gently push the edge of the clay with the straight edge of the knife.
Turn the clay upside down and roll very gently to embed the dreidel pattern into the white background (you don't want the piece to get larger if you can help it!)
Taking a very small quantity of the black clay, roll it between your hands so that it is a very thin string.
Use the tip of a sharp knife and trace the shape of the letter you want to have on the dreidel.
Put the black clay in on the dreidel as you've marked it.
Turn the clay over and roll very gently to embed the letter.
Place rolled cane around the outside of the napkin ring as shown.
Turn over and roll very gently to adhere the caning to the edge.
Using the soda straw, poke two holes in the white clay.
These will be used to tie the ribbon onto the finished napkin ring.
Form the rings as shown on the baking sheet.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions for baking the clay.
Note that the clay is dimensionally stable and will neither shrink nor expand during baking.
It also will not get smoother or change shape, so make sure that each ring is shaped exactly as you want it to be!
When removed from the oven, the rings will be slightly soft, but will harden as they cool
When the rings are cool, cut a piece of yarn about 8 inches [20 cm] long.
Thread it through the holes as shown.
Cut a second piece of yarn 8 inches [20 cm].
Wrap yarn around your hand 20 times, remove and tie in the middle as shown to make a bow.
Tie the bow onto the napkin ring and trim the ends.
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