The Jewish New Year is coming my friends, so here's a super cute craft for Rosh HaShana that was a huge hit at our house! And you can use these stuffed paper shapes as a centerpiece, for a mobile or even as place cards. Of course if your kids like this project as much as mine did, you may just have enough to scatter down the center of the table, and/or place in a fruit bowl which would look so very festive on a white holiday tablecloth.
We made shofars, apples, pomegranites, carrots, jars of honey, and fish, all of which are important symbols for Rosh HaShana, and work perfectly for this project. And truthfully I've been wanting to use this idea for months, so it could be great just about any time. How about a bunch of numbers and cakes for a birthday celebration, or even a bowl of apples to celebrate fall?
- colored craft paper
- glitter glue
- a stapler
- newspaper or cotton for stuffing
Fold your A4 or letter sized piece of paper in half, or staple two pieces together for really big shapes. Draw shape, with details on the paper, and cut out the shape beyond the line. Turn over and draw on the reverse side if you desire. Staple at the edges about half of the shape, stuff with little balls of rolled newspaper, and staple the shape closed. Decorate with glitter glue and set aside to dry. Ta da, an adorable craft is born!