How to Make Your Own Chuppah Gift with Children

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How to Make Your Own Chuppah Gift with Children
Jewish wedding ceremonies are often performed under a canopy called a chuppah. (Wedding 2 image by Joelyn Pullano from

The wedding chuppah is the arch or canopy under which a traditional Jewish marriage ceremony takes placer. There are many customs or traditions that coincide with the chuppah, not all of which may be utilised by the wedding couple. In order to create appropriate and useful gifts with children, speak with the couple to find out what traditions and customs they will be participating in and what gifts or decorations for the Chuppah you could offer.

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Things you need

  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Wire or string
  • Glue
  • Candle-making kit or candles
  • Knife (optional)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Candle holders
  • Fabric
  • Embroidery kit

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    Cut, fold and glue colourful or white tissue paper into flower heads. String a piece of wire or string through the centre of them to form a strand of garland. Wrap the garland over the chuppah canopy or wind it around the canopy poles for a decorative touch.

  2. 2

    Use a candle-making kit to create custom candles for the chuppah ceremony. Choose symbolic colours or simply match the wedding party colours. Paint candle holders for the candles for a decorative touch. Write the wedding date on the candle holders or carve it into the candles for an added personal detail.

  3. 3

    Use a child's embroidering kit to add personal touches or accents to the exchanged burial shrouds. Per an old Jewish custom, some couples exchange burial shrouds underneath the chuppah to symbolise a lifelong marriage and commitment to each other.

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