Yippee! The Red Sea has split and were going through! Phew, that was a close call with those Egyptians right on our tails! But who can think about that now, this is amazing!
We're so happy, what a miracle! We're on our way to freedom from slavery in Egypt, that's one of the reasons we're smiling, the other is that we're thrilled to be here on creativejewishmom.com! And though we don't need to know how to swim to cross the Red Sea, it just might help that we're made from wine corks!
Where do we go now? Oh right, we almost forgot, we need to get ready to receive the Torah on Har Sinai in 43 days! Can't wait, maybe we'll see you there? It's gonna be great, we're the luckiest corks in the world if you ask me!
- recycled white cardboard
- recycled regular cardboard
- tissue paper in water like colors (two shades of blue, or blue and green etc.)
- wine corks
- bottle caps
- felt and yarn
- permanent marker
- glue gun
- white glue/water mixture or modgepodge
- glitter glue, beads, plastic gems etc. (not shown here)
- Make a tissue paper collage on a large piece of white cardboard. Use a brush to apply glue solution to cardboard, working on small areas at a time. Lay torn pieces of tissue onto glue and then carefully smooth with fingers or brush.
- Cut a piece of regular box cardboard for the base.
- Cut wave shapes from your dry tissue paper collage, you'll need at least 6 waves, but more is good too, as well as a variety of sizes.
- Cut slits in the base cardboard where you'd like to position your waves, and cut horizontal slits in the bottom of the waves, a fixed distance from the bottom. Insert wave into slit on base and affix with hot glue on the underside of the base. This results in an elevated base and a neater appearance since the glue is on the underside, but you can certainly choose to do this another way!
- Now for your people! Affix bottle cap hats and yarn hair with hot glue. Cut small pieces of felt for clothing, and draw on a simple face with a permanent marker.
- Though my version is plain, you can certainly add sparkle (and how about some fish?) to the water with glitter glue, and some "jewels" on the shore! Tell your kids the story of the splitting of the Red Sea and let them come up with some more things to add!
- If you just can't get your hands on any wine corks, so try making little people from just about anything— pipecleaners, toilet paper rolls, hmmm got any other ideas?
- Send me photos of your creations, and have a great Pesach!