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Our favorite Kosher food manufacturer, Manischewitz has come out with two fun new products for this Chanukah season: The Chanukah House Decorating Kit and the Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit. The Do-It-Yourself Chanukah House Decorating Kit is a kit that allows you to build a cookie house decorated for Chanukah. I have kids who love to both bake and build so this package is so exciting for them, my eight year old son even wants to build an extra cookie house as a Chanukah gift for his Rebbi! The house kit comes with everything that you might need: huge cookie piece parts, icing, sprinkles, mini beads, fondant, six-point star, menorah & mezuzah sugar decorations, sanding sugar and, of course, instructions. It even includes an edible set-up board. Its a very exciting product, and also happens to be nut free.
If you’re not up for the building the big Chanukah house, there’s the more simple Chanukah Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit which includes four giant cookies, 4 icing colors, mini beads and sprinkles, pictured here. No baking required, only fun crafting with the kids who will love to squeeze the icing and decorate with beads and sprinkles. I’m really looking forward to doing these crafting projects with my kids!
If I must critique the Chanukah House, I’ll simply state the obvious, it resembles the Gingerbread House, a custom that does not have Jewish roots. It is possible Manischewitz did this intentionally, providing a Jewish theme to what’s become a familiar winter symbol; or possibly not. So, I kind of wish that they came up with a craft that was something other than a ‘house’ but I’m not complaining or going to read too deeply into it, I’m happy for the easy and fun Chanukah decorating craft to entertain my family with.
One lucky reader will win two products: 1 Chanukah House Decorating Kit and 1 Vanilla Cookie Decorating Kit. You can have 4 entries a day! Here’s how to enter.
1 – Answer the following question on my Facebook page thread or in the comments section below: What is your favorite Chanukah family activity?
2- For additional entries, make sure to ‘like’ Kosher Shopaholic on Facebook and/or subscribe to my newsletter. Once you’ve done these, make sure to comment that you have just ‘liked’or subscribed to enter the Chanukah House Giveaway’ so that you get your extra count. If you are already a subscriber and a facebook fan, comment ‘like or subscribe to enter Chanukah House Giveaway’ in either place as well.
Contest open to those with US mailing address only. Winners will be drawn on Thursday, December 6, 2012 in time for Chanukah.
To purchase the Decorating Kits, you can conveniently order them online through Amazon here for $25.99, or you can grab the JDeal on them for $24 that is running all week, or find them in your local grocery store where they retail for $32.