SHJ Board Member, James McDevitt-Phelps, has created a list of fun activities related to Jewish tradition and holiday celebrations that we’re excited to share with you! Enjoy this activity with your family, a friend, or for some quiet alone time! These activities are appropriate for all ages and craft skill levels.
Decorating homes and synagogues with flowers and greenery is a longstanding Shavuot tradition. While decorating one’s home with fresh flowers and greenery is delightful, it can also be fun to make paper versions which can be used year after year. There are a variety of ways to make paper flowers, and a quick internet search is bound to offer lots of inspiration.
This is one technique:
Take a piece of colored paper and cut it into a rough circle. Cut the circle into a spiral, then roll it tightly up from the outer end, tucking the center behind when you reach it. Let go, so that it partially unrolls, and adjust the “petals” until it looks the way you want. Glue the “petals” to the center of the spiral (tucked behind) to keep them inplace. Add paper leaves as desired.