Make a Yarmulke for Your Teddy Bear Activity

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Updated on Jan 12, 2011

Bring teddy along as you celebrate the Festival of Lights by crafting him a tiny yarmulke to wear. Jewish men (and some women) wear the yarmulke to show respect for God while they eat, study, and pray. This 10-minute craft project is a fun way for your child to usher in the season and celebrate the holiday.

What You Need:

  • Felt square slightly smaller than circumference of bear’s head
  • Stapler
  • Metallic trim
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Non-toxic marker

What You Do:

  1. Have your child carefully draw or trace a circle within the felt square. You can use a compass for this if you like.
  2. Cut out the circle, then fold it in half.
  3. Help him staple along the fold, leaving no more than 1/8 of an inch between the fold and the staples.
  4. Fold the circle in half the other way, making a fold that runs perpendicular to the first fold you made.
  5. Staple along the new fold in the same way, so that this row of staples crosses the first row.
  6. Turn your yarmulke so that the staples are on the inside. The side of the yarmulke without the staples is the right side. Unfold your yarmulke.
  7. Finish the yarmulke by helping your child staple metallic trim around the rim.

Let teddy try on his new yarmulke. How does he look?