What is Sukkot?
Sukkot is evening of
to sunset october 4, 2015 (USA DATES)
During the holiday of Sukkot
(Feast of the Tabinacles a Fall holiday in
Jews are commanded to
dwell, eat, sleep in a temporary shelter (Sukkah)
to remind them of the Israelites journey
of 40 years in the desert.
Many Jews build three sided structures in their back
The roof is covered with greens or other items but allowing
viewing of the stars.
Many are fancy structures but just as many are barely held
The whole family decorates the Sukkah with art and favorite things to
make the time in the sukkah pleasant.
Many will try and sleep every night
and eat all of their meals.
(It often rains though so many people have a clear
plastic over the roof to keep the rain out.)
There are many special customs and
prayers to make this a special time.
Jewish Resource page for more information.)
Friends both Jewish and Non Jewish are
invited over for meals or desserts during the 8 days of this
Decorations for a sukkah can be paper chains, berries or popcorn
strung on thread,
Year cards, posters or what ever YOU find pleasant to look at to make your time
in the sukkah pleasant.
The trick of course to all of these
decorations is how to survive the outside weather and animals. HOW ABOUT A NEW IDEA?
teachers and parents have used plastic flowers and fruits to trick squirrels and
Or they have used real dried corn, popcorn and berries welcoming our
feather and furry friends.
Clear contact paper and laminate are used to cover
art work and cards to water proof them.
HARD TO FIND
HOW ABOUT A SIMPLE
Clear Plastic Bags!
Clear Plastic Bag Crafts
Use the small craft organizer bags found at
the Dollar Store and all craft stores in a variety of small sizes.
in a variety of small sizes from 1" by 2"
They are ziploc bags so some creativity is needed to hang them with
out allowing rain to get in.
So stapling is better than hole punching.
to fill the bags with:Jewish Confetti, Confetti, Glitter etc
If you don't want to fill a
bag with confetti, glitter etc, Paper punches in Jewish
designsNew Year's Cards or part of a cardGlow in the dark
objectsRubber stamped construction paper colored with gel pens or glow
in the dark pens. Sukkot themes can be fruit, flowers etc.Israeli and/or American flags. Any size that can fit
into a bag but don't forget the cupcake decoration size!
you can take a little clear drying glue, open the bag and
glue a little on the inside.
Shake in the confetti and shake out what ever does
With all art work make sure to place something on the
front and back as the wind will blow these around.
How to display your
Make a chain or garland.
Staple them over hemp, gymp etc in groups
and hang from the roof or hang them along a wall.
Glow in the dark gymp/lanyard would
add to the fun.Hang them in groups but hang them straight
down in a line either on a wall
or from the roof.
Make sure to leave head room.
More ideas and pictures