Make A Papier Mache Shofar
Celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, by helping your child to create a papier mache shofar. It may not make noises like the real thing, but this sculptural representation is sure to inspire creativity and curiosity.
What You Need:
- Masking tape
- Paper mache mix (this can be purchased at most arts and crafts supply stores or you can mix your own with flour and water)
- Construction paper
- Plastic bowl
- Tempera paints
- Paint brush
What You Do:
- Cut and roll the newspaper into the shape of the shofar (ram’s horn shape). Insert crumpled newspaper into the middle of the shofar. This will help to hold the shape, but will be removed later.
- Mix the paper mache paste in the plastic bowl.
- Cut strips of construction paper. Dip these, one at a time, into the papier mache paste. Cover the outside of the newspaper with the paper mache strips.
- Set aside to dry.
- Once fully dry, remove the crumpled newspaper from the inside.
- Paint both the outside and inside.
Take a trip to the local library and look for child-friendly books on this icon of Jewish holidays that is commonly made from a ram’s horn. Recreate the shape in a three dimensional form and add some impressive colors for a complete look!