Today’s project turned out great – although I do have to give credit where credit is due. I lifted (read: stole) the idea from www.creativejewishmom.com who has a super fantastic blog about all things crafty for kids. I am officially a chassid of hers. We made popsicle stick sunburst Sukkah decorations. All it took was a box of popsicle sticks and some paint . And a glue gun and some rounds cut out from old cardboard or, because I didnt have any, the cardboard carton that 5 dozen eggs is packaged in – the kind you can get at BJ’s or Costco. An empty cereal box would work too. We used washable poster paint in super bright colors. ’Washable’ is a funny word. I mean, if you think about it, everything is washable. It just might not come out clean. And I’m okay with that.
The first step to crafting these adorable hanging decorations is to make sure you have glue sticks for the glue gun. I’m just saying.
After that it’s pretty much smooth sailing. If you look at the pictures, putting the sunburts together should be pretty self-evident. Just a circle of popsicle sticks sticking out of a circle cut from cardboard. Do this in advance. I did it while everyone was eating breakfast. Once the glue has set, all that’s left is for the kids to paint them. We used five different colors as we had five people painting (my older three, a playdate and me) – and they still fought over the paint. Why, oh why, could they not just pass the colors around the table in an orderly fashion?
Anywho, fast forward about 30 minutes. The colors on the dried sunbursts were much more vibrant than when they were wet wet, which was good because I was nervous about how watery they looked. Be sure to hand out snacks while you’re waiting and you’re good to go. String them up in the sukkah. They look like they will look amazing hanging all together on one wall or in one corner. Above is a partial view of the sukkah.
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your shirt is dirty :)