A traditional shofar is made from a ram's horn and is somewhat difficult to blow. It is blown on the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as a call to repentance and prayer. To get kids into the Rosh Hashana spirit, make paper shofars--a craft project that's sure to go a bit easier on the ears than a real ram's horn.
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Things you need
- 1 large paper plate, or 1 large circle cutout of posterboard
- Brown or cream coloured construction paper
- Brown crayon (optional)
- Markers or paint
- Ribbon or yarn
Roll the paper plate or poster board circle into a cone shape and secure with tape.
Measure and cut construction paper to match size of cone.
Glue brown construction paper onto cone, or place cream construction paper over a texture (some wood bark would work nicely) and rub the paper with a brown crayon. Glue the textured paper onto the cone.
Decorate shofar with markers or paint if desired.
Cut a length of yarn or ribbon to the length of the shofar plus 2 inches. Double the yarn and cut.
String yarn through the inside of the shofar and tie a knot to secure and create a carrying handle for your paper shofar.
Tips and warnings
- If you can find little noisemakers or a kazoo that can be glued inside the cone, that would be a wonderful addition.
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