DIY Shofar for Rosh Hashanah
Expand your child’s knowledge of world religions by making a shofar for Rosh Hashanah, traditionally crafted from a ram’s horn and used in Jewish religious ceremonies. The shofar can bring in the new year, announce a celebration, call friends to assembly or give a wake-up call.
What You'll Need
What to Do
Roll a large paper plate into a cone shape. Fasten it with tape.
Glue construction paper around the cone shape and trim the edges. Use markers or paint to decorate the horn, or glue on ribbon.
Slip a piece of yarn through the inside of the horn, and tie the ends to make a handle.
Extend the Fun
For younger kids: Decorate two paper plates and staple the edges together, with dry beans inside, to make a tambourine. Roll another cone-shaped instrument to make a trumpet or a megaphone. Tape several empty paper-towel tubes together, end-to-end, to make an Australian didgeridoo.
For older kids: Do a little detective work and find out more about the shofar and the autumn festival of Rosh Hashanah, which celebrates the start of the Jewish New Year. How could you use a shofar to call attention to an event?