With the Jewish New Year just around the corner, well rather 2 plus weeks, whipping up some little gift containers for gifting New Year's treats is a great little craft to think about right about now. I love using recycled food containers to make gift packaging and while in the United States we bought some cashews that just happened to be contained in a can with a label that could be easily removed, yippee!
I told my sons to take a look at some of the embroidered Guatemalian wall hangings that were all over the artist's loft in which we stayed for two weeks, and they came up with the cutest little ethnic patterns to grace our recycled containers.
My almost ten year old got tired of the small pattern that he started, so I told him to just finish his piece by going big, which he did, fortunately, rather than dropping the project entirely. My eight year old, who has more patience for small details continued his gorgeous and intricate pattern all around the can, and my mother (their grandmother) was very happy to receive these sweet works of art as a gift!
Haven't quite yet landed as far as acclimating to the clock here, but hope to have some Rosh HaShana crafts coming up soon, so stay tuned!