Sukkot is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the 40 years in which the people of Israel wandered the desert and lived in temporary shelters. This holiday is also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, and it is celebrated for 7 days. This joyous holiday is a great reason for crafting, and this article will provide you with several craft projects for Sukkot.
Fruits and vegetables are a symbol of Sukkot and the time of harvest, and they are a great focus for creating Sukkot crafts. For this craft project you will need felt in various colors, glue, ribbon, and scissors.
Start by cutting out various fruit shapes for the felt, and remember to use heavy felt. For a lemon cut out a rounded diamond shape from yellow felt, for an orange cut an orange circle and add a small black circle to the top of it, and for an apple cut out a red circle and add a green stem and leaf. Grapes can be made by cutting several small purple or green circles and gluing them onto a larger piece of felt in the shape of a bunch of grapes; add a stem and a leaf and your grapes are complete.
After all of your fruits are complete simply glue them to the ribbon in intervals, and hang this homemade Sukkot craft in your home or your Sukkah.
Corn is another traditional symbol of Sukkot and it can be used to make a beautiful wreath; for this project you will need some grapevines, wire, glue, ribbon, and ornamental corn. Start by bending and twisting the vines into a wreath shape; wrap the vines around each other and secure with the wire. Add the corn to the sides, top, bottom, or middle of the wreath using the glue. When the corn has dried tie the ribbon into a bow and glue it on top of the wire to cover the wire. This wreath makes an excellent craft project and decoration for Sukkot.
Sukkot is a joyous holiday that can be celebrated by making a tapestry to hang in your sukkah. For this craft project you will need a large sheet or piece of white fabric, paintbrushes, and fabric paint. You may also want to use a pencil to draw the images you intend on painting on the cloth beforehand.
This craft project is fun and personal, and you can paint whatever you like on your tapestry. Some good ideas are the symbols of the four species and fruits and vegetables, but feel free to be creative and use this tapestry as a way to symbolize the meaning of Sukkot to you.
Sukkot is a great holiday for happiness and rejoicing, and it can be celebrated with many craft projects. These crafts are fun and symbolic of the holiday, and they make great additions to your Sukkot decorations. Try these Sukkot craft projects today.