Wooden Dreidel

wooden dreidel sitting on tablewooden dreidel sitting on table

Step-by-Step Instructions


1. Find the center of the top of the wooden block by marking out an X corner to corner with a ruler and pencil. Repeat on the parallel side of the block.

using ruler to measure square wood block

2. Drill a hole about a ½ inch deep in the center of the block for the dowel. Make sure the drill bit matches the size of the dowel.

drilling a hole into the top of the wood block

3. On each side of the block mark out two diagonal lines to help guide you when you’re sanding your point.

using a pencil to where to cut on the dreidel

4. Place the block in a clamp with the bottom of the cube sticking out as much as possible.

black clamp around square block wood above worx grinder

5. Turn on the angle grinder and turn the speed to high. Begin to sand off the corners of the block to make a rounded point at the bottom. Rotate the block to help get even sides.

worx grinder sanding down the edges of the wood block

6. Place the dowel into the hole at the top and trim it off using the rotary tool.

using worx grinder and dowell attachment to drim down handle

7. Wipe down the sides of the block with a rag to remove any sawdust. Place an adhesive stencil centered on each side of the block and mark off any other areas with painter tape. Tip: If your stencil does not have adhesive, spray the back with an adhesive spray or tape the sides well so the stencil lays as flat as possible.

peeling off stencil thats on dreidel

8. Load the paint reservoir of the airbrush approximately ⅓ full with airbrush paint. Tip: Before painting, test and practice on a scrap piece paper.

9. Begin painting in a consistent circling motion about six inches away from the stencil.

wooden dreidel with silver paint stencil on it

10. Remove stencil when fully dry and give it a spin!