I want you all to know that I take my self appointed position as Creative Jewish Mom very seriously. So much so that despite a very packed schedule at the moment, I knew that there would be those readers who would come to my site just for some ideas of projects to do for Tisha B'Av, and I didn't want to disappoint them. So.....this morning I gathered up some tissue paper, my eight year old daughter and an old frame with glass (found on the street I might add.....) and we made this! A really simple project with wonderful results. And a true reminder not to forget Yerushalayim (Jerusalem)— not the modern city we know today, but the city of thousands of years ago that was the home of our Holy Temple, The Bais HaMikdash.You'll Need:
- Tissue paper cut into thin and thick rectangles, roof shapes (lots of domes), and cypress trees.
- A runny mixture of white glue and water.
- A base for your collage—a large piece of white paper, or even better, a piece of plastic or glass already in a frame, like ours here! (Obviously the glass is a bit dangerous, so do provide supervision for small children!)
- Cut shapes from tissue paper. I did this for my daughter to get her started, while older children can certainly do that themselves.
- Using a paint brush, apply glue mixture to your base, one small area at a time, and place pre-cut tissue paper shapes gently onto the glue.
- With the brush, smooth tissue paper and apply another layer of glue mixture on top.
- Apply window and door shapes after completing the overall composition.
- Hang and enjoy, possibly in a window where these collages look like stained glass!