Here in Israel, the joyful holiday of simchat torah begins tonight, (it begins tomorrow night outside of Israel) so there is no better time than to keep the kids busy with the simply cute mini torah scrolls craft! While many do not craft during the week of succot, I do believe that if you are making these as decorations for food it may be permissible. I'm planning to hot glue them to some skewers and use them as cake decorations.
Of course if there's no time to craft now, these would be great for shavous, or of course shabbat bereishis, which is coming up at the end of this week!
- colored paper
- washi tape
- wooden skewers or toothpicks
- regular clear tape
- sharp scissors or shears to cut the wooden sticks
- Cut toothpicks or wooden skewers into roughly 2" lengths, or use toothpicks as is.
- Cut strips of colored paper, along the length of your paper, such that paper is about 1 1/2" wide.
- Using clear tape, tape a toothpick to each end of the colored paper.
- Start rolling the paper, first from one end and then from the other to create two equal scrolls.
- Release the rolls somewhat so that paper isn't so tightly rolled, to create more volume, and then adhere from the back with a piece of tape.
- Decorate scroll with washi tape, a regular width piece bordered by strips of thin washi tape, in this case.
- Decorate if desired with a permanent marker, though even mine smudged a bit, so be careful.
- Use your mini torah scrolls to make napkin rings, cupcake or cake decorations or anything else you can think of!