Jews customarily cover their heads during prayer. The hat worn for this purpose is called either a yarmulke, in Yiddish, or kippah, in Hebrew. Make a simple kippah out of paper or instruct your children in the craft. A child old enough to use scissors can make his own kippah from scratch; otherwise, construct the hat for him and invite him to decorate it.

- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy

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### Things you need

- Compass
- Paper
- Scissors
- Ruler
- Tape
- Stapler
- Markers
- Pencil crayons

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## Instructions

- 1
Open the compass 3 1/2 inches. Draw a circle with the compass by holding the point of the compass in place on the paper and turning the compass pencil around the point 180 degrees. This will create a circle with a diameter of 7 inches.

- 2
Remove the compass from the paper and draw a small dot where the compass point was. This will remind you where the centre of your circle is.

- 3
Cut out the circle using a pair of scissors.

- 4
Draw a straight line with a ruler from the centre point of the circle to its outer edge.

- 5
Cut along the straight line to the centre of the circle.

- 6
Overlap the two cut edges along the straight line. This will produce a dome effect at the point of the centre of the circle. Tape or staple the overlapping edges in place.

- 7
Decorate the kippah using markers or pencil crayons.