Here I am with the "Golden Latke" trophy that I built for my temple's first ever Latke-Fest. If you don't know what a latke is, it is a traditional food for Chanukah, a potato pancake fried in oil and usually served with either applesauce or sour cream. (Actually, the winning latke was serverd with a trio of sauces; chunky apple-cinnamon, raspberry, and a fabulous wasabi. YUM!)
I totally forgot to photograph the trophy, after spending HOURS in my classroom after school constructing it, but the Jewish World newspaper published a few photos of the Latke Fest including this one with me and my trophy.
You can't tell, but the latke is made with shredded paper and papier-mache paste. The frying pan is made from a dollar store tin plate and spatula, and the tilted pan has a puddle of "oil" that appears to be dripping over the edge. The oil is made from Pour-On, which is this amazing stuff that dries crystal clear and is self-leveling.