So in my neck of the woods Rosh Hashana (the Jewish new year) is right around the bend. For those celebrating Rosh Hashana if you work with kids you are for sure, looking for some Rosh Hashana crafts.
And I have a great one for you.
Now mind you, we really did not do this activity as a Rosh Hashana craft but, when I was thinking of what activity I can post for Rosh Hashana I thought this would be prefect.
We actually made them as regular plates and I found the idea on a wedding site, believe it or not. You can check it out here.
The idea is to buy clear glass plates (I found plastic that looked liked glass, much better than glass with kids), decorate the bottom, mod podge on top of it and you can eat on it.
Since we use a lot of honey on Rosh Hashana, its a great way to decorate dishes to use for honey.
Here is how we did it.
We covered the tables with newspaper, turned them over and put mod podge all the back of the plates.
Then we had the children sprinkle some glitter on them.
I normally hate glitter but, in this controlled place it really does add to the decorative look of the plates.
We then let them dry overnight.
The next day we gave the children an assortment of materials to put over the back of the plates.
We gve them cut up pieces of tissue paper, pieces of ribbon and pieces of dolies
They stuck these pieces onto the plates with mod podge as well.
and then even gave them a second coating as well.
Then we turned them over, washed off the front and they are ready for use, be it a dinner plate or a smaller honey dish.
Let me tell you what I learned from this activity.
There was one child who wasn’t there when we first did the activity. When she came back the next day, all we had left for her to use was tissue paper pieces…and guess what!
It actually looked prettier with just the tissue paper and the glitter.
Maybe if the children had been a bit older and would have usee the ribbon and doilies more judiciously they would have looked OK. However, my point here is that if the kids aren’t going to really “think” when they decorate then give them materials that will look good no matter what they do with them.
(Allso as a side note since it’s still the beginning of year I also did want to point you back to a back to school crafts I posted quite a few years ago that is still relevant today.)