Including: Eileen's Camp Crafts and
Other Fun Things!
JEWISH SCOUTS AND
To see my Other Scout and Guide Pages
Don't forget to check out my Braiding
Page for links to knots, hemp, friendship bracelets, macrame, thread, gymp,
etc. Includes some great animated and diagramed sites.
CRAFT and PROJECT TIPS:
For those people
looking for Jewish safety pin projects check out my
page and the links on this page to SWAPS and Safety pin projects. There are
links to Israeli Flags, Dreidels etc.
Any of the Eileen's Original Projects
on this page can be done in a Jewish setting
using Jewish Clip Art or Symbols.
Look below for Jewish Resources for clip
One Jewish project that works for Jewish
Scouts is braiding challah bread. Teaching the scouts to make real challah is a
great project. Braiding challah can be easy as a regular three piece braid. It
also can be more complicated and made into a braided round challah. I have also
seen great challahs for weddings and bar mitzvahs that have 6 or 8 pieces! The
challenge though is to keep the scouts from eating their challah before they can
take them home. In the camp I taught in, challah was made every week. Dough was
made on Thursday, let rise and braided and baked on Friday. A major job for the
challah person. (100+ small challahs a week) The next challenge was to keep the
kids from eatting the challah on the way home!
Tip to organize your group
Since kids want THEIR challah to take home, you need to label the
challah while baking.
Many groups make a diagram with the children's name and
The challah taken and burnt is used to mark one corner so you know
the tray position.
Some camps bake the challah on parchment papers with the
names on the paper.
Others use popsicile sticks with the kids name in
The stick is put on the bottom of the challah and will stick
long enough to label the challah until you bag the challah.
Of course each
bag has to be labeled as to the childs name and group.
Clay Challahs and Play Shabbat Sets.
Making clay challahs out of polymer
clay or homemade clay is also a great project. Children love to "play" Shabbat.
We have made mini shabbat sets with: clay challahs, popsicle stick challah
boards and clay kiddish cups. We have also painted fabric for a mini challah cover.
Challah boards out of homemade or polymer clay is also a fun option.
used Magic Dip paint to turn hankerchiefs into Shabbat and Holiday Challah
Cloths. Also in the above pictures is a large ceramic tile we used Magic Dip
paint to tie die into a challah board. Make sure that a child's name is on every
project as they forget what their projects looked like. But I love to also mark
the year, parents love the memory.
Projects pictured are: Recycled Powder Drink Container
Tzedakah Charity Bank.YarmulkahDipped plastic white
penTile for Shabbat
Challah Board or base to place Shabbat
Magic Dip is one of many options for painting on fabric,
plastic, tiles etc. The kits show up at different craft and toys stores. They
can be bought online directly from the woman who invented these paints.
Dip is an oil based paint that floats on water. You use a large container (I
always used a fish tank to the kids could see the dipping) of water. It is best
to work in a room with windows open or outside. We hung clothes by clothes pins
to let them dry being careful not to fold the clothes as the paint will ruin if
it touches it self.
See My Supply
Source Page for info on Magic
Dip and other craft companies.
Clay On Glass
Kiddish CupsElijah CupsMiriam CupsStar Candle Sticks
Clay on Glass
projects are fun and look very professional. Kiddish cups, Elijah or Miriam Cups
for Passover are all great projects.
Check out my new Clay on Glass projects for directions for these Kiddish
Cups and Clay on Glass Star Candlesticks.
Baby food jar crafts for directions.
Baby food jar crafts are great. It is
amazing if you give your friends and campers some warning , how many free jars
will be delivered to you. I put in our bulletin in the spring that I will need
this for summer crafts.
candles are great to work with. See my Candle and Havdallah Candle pages for
Tallit (Prayer Shawls) Knots and Directions
A great way
to teach a Jewish skill and still teach knots. Teach scouts how to tie their own
Tallit/Tzitzi knots! See my Braiding page
for more info. Coming soon picture of my son's Sunday School Project of making
his own school prayer shawl.
WWW Jewish Scouts & Guides
Resources and Crafts:
Eileen's Jewish Resources and Supply Source
Page. My Jewish parent teacher page is perfect for Scout Leaders.
Flag Pin by "Raspberry Hamentashen" now hosted on my site. (With permission
of designer.) Includes modified directions for turning the swap pin pattern into
a beadie design.
Girl Scout Troop 8909 of San
Diego, has a web site with links to other Girl Scout Troops, National Jewish
Girl Scouts and National Jewish Committee for Scouting (girls & boys in the U.S. and
Israel). It also has
holiday ideas and some fun sites. Some of the serious sites it links to are about Ellis
Island, Anne Frank and more.
National Jewish Commitee on Scouting It has a huge amount of information
and lists of Jewish Troops all over the world. It has great resources including:
Clip Art for Jewish Scouts,WWW
Jewish Nature Project. This site
has a Jewish Nature
Project Craft Page. It's
Projects are really intersting. Some of my favorites are the Black Walnut
Stained Challah Covers and sand candles. Actually I like the sound of all of
them! This a great nature site for
scouts, parents, teachers and more. Great Teva (nature)
National Jewish Girl Scout Committee
This is the official Jewish Girl Scout Committee. It lists all of the Jewish
badges that a scout can earn. Shows pictures of the badges and tells you where
you can buy the handbooks for these badges. They also have other
scout leaders with kits and books you can order for a very moderate price. Plus
many free publications.
The Israel Boy and
It lists information about their uniform, emblems, rules
etc. This the site for all Israeli Scouting including: Catholic,
Druze and Arab Scouting. Although Druze are the only one where they have a link
to. They also list links to different Israeli troops on the net.
They have information about Israeli Scouts including the
Delegation that send representatives to America to teach at camps and to
preform. They have visited our city a couple of times and they were
incredible! For a small city like us it was a real treat.
Troop 8909 Dreidel
Dreidel game and some help earning a badge.
these stores do not carry Jewish specific crafts, the general supplies are so
handy it is a must for all scout leaders. Her craft site
http://www.makingfrieds.com has many great crafts and some Jewish projects or
Bible projects that can be used by Jewish teachers. A must to visit online!
The first place to look for scout craft supplies.
Check this store out.
Also great craft lessons!
Makingfriends.com and it's store has made it
easy to buy bulk packs for Scout leaders to earn a badge. Check this out it is
incredible and very reasonable.!
For more stores that sell scout crafts
see my general scouting pages
Crocheted Boys Scout
To see general directions to make a yarmulkah see my
Bernhardt who made this kippah for her son.
Thanks for letting me post the
Of course these are available for personal use only.
The chart was used to plot when to
change yarn color when crocheting.
I think it can also be used for cross
stitch, hand embroidery etc.
Possibly you can use the chart with plastic
canvas to make bookmark etc.
Also could be used for
BEADIE PATTERN or BEADED
Have a pattern or craft to share?
I am always looking for new patterns and
crafts to post on my site.
Giving you credit of course.