Shavuos starts Saturday night, and with shabbos coming first, now would be the time to whip up some last minute crafts......you know, the kind that aren't too messy and that the kids can do on their own so that the adults can concentrate on all the tasks that need to be accomplished in preparation for the holiday. Ah yes, and a craft that is fun for all ages is certainly in order as well, so I now present to you my tissue paper stand-up Har Sinai, which is a perfect decoration for Shavuot and quick to make. Little ones can certainly crumple up paper and dip it in glue, while older kids can make patterns with their little tissue paper balls, which could be great. Hmmmm, maybe next time?
Okay, time is of the essence, so lets get started!
- tissue paper is a variety of colors, green is a must
- small piece of white paper and black marker
- a cereal box or any recycled cardboard that is easy to cut
- white glue
- hot glue (for adults) or double stick or heavy duty tape
- Cut out a silhouette of Mt. Sinai from the cereal box cardboard.
- Tear tissue paper into smallish pieces and roll into balls using 2 hands, as if rolling a ball of clay.
- Dip ball into white glue, and adhere to mountain. Continue until almost all of the mountain is covered in tissue paper balls.
- Using a pencil, draw the luchot habrit, stone tablets, on white paper, leaving a tab at the bottom for attaching to back of mountain. Trace around the outside and make lines to represent the 10 commandments with a black marker, and attach to top of mountain, taping from the back.
- Make easel back pieces with tabs to attach to back if you'd like your mountain to stand up, which I highly suggest! If you are in a hurry 2 long rectangles folded in half will work as well, just adhere one half of the rectangle to the mountain and cut the other half on a slight slant so mountain won't tumble over.
- That is it, enjoy!