Here's a fun doodle drawing craft for Rosh HaShana that's perfect for a nice range of ages, and requires only very basic supplies! I love how these apples, pomgranites and carrots look on our white sideboard, though we had originally thought of gluing magnets on the back and using them to cover the fridge. Still a few more days to decide, depending on what else becomes of our Rosh HaShana crafting!
Here's how you do it: get out a bunch of those collapsed cereal boxes you've been hoarding, open them up, and give each child a pencil and a broad tipped red marker. Permanent markers always seem to produce the most vivid colors, especially on cardboard, so give those to big kids for the nicest results. Tell them to draw some outlined Rosh HaShana symbols, and then fill in the shapes with doodle patterns, it's that simple!
As you can see, my daughter is really the only one that thus far understands the idea of doodle patterns (zentangles, if you like) so hers do illustrate quite perfectly the idea behind the project, though of course I love the innocence of the results from the younger ones, too.
Getting crazy in preparation for the holiday? Give your kids the task of covering a whole wall with these, and even going to the recycling pile to get some more cardboard. Enjoy!