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Challah Covers

Ages 4 - 10

It is traditional to place a decorative cover over the challah or bread on your Shabbat table until you are ready to say thanks and eat it. Young kids will be so proud to see their own challah cover occupy a place of honor. This also makes an excellent grandparent gift!

Materials

  • a piece of fabric approximately 11”x17” or a new handkerchief
  • stencils or printouts of images or words to trace
  • fabric paint or fabric markers
  • tacky glue or hot glue gun
  • beads, jewels, or other craft embellishments

Directions

Tape down the four corners of the fabric. Trace and/or color in lettering, draw freehand, glue on decorations, or whatever feels festive. Let your kids go wild! Lay your challah cover flat to dry, then place it atop your challah on Shabbat.

All Jewish holidays begin with the lighting of candles at sundown (or, whenever you eat dinner.) This craft for children ages 5 - 10 results in great candlestick holders for your family to use, or to offer your Shabbat guests to use, and to create a festive ambiance at your Shabbat table.

Materials

Glass tea light holders (round or flower-shaped)
glass paints
assorted jewels/rhinestones
white glue or hot glue gun
tea lights (use tea lights pre-loaded in metal cups – the glass holders can break if heated directly by flame)

Directions

  1. Use a combination of glass paints and jewels/rhinestones to decorate each glass candleholder.
  2. Leave time to make sure the paints are dry and the jewels are firmly affixed.
  3. Put tea lights in.
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