DIY Jewish Paper Cutting: A Fun Craft Project for Kids

DIY Jewish Paper Cutting: A Fun Craft Project for Kids


hi I’m Claire Sherman I’m an artist in
Berkeley California and I’m going to be making Jewish snowflakes today well
these aren’t actually snowflakes these are called royzelekh which is a Yiddish
word meaning roses and these are for the Jewish holiday of Shavuot
so in Eastern Europe they used to decorate their houses with real roses or
real flowers but they would also make these paper cuts and they would paste
them into their windows to celebrate the holidays so you’ve got some paper you’re
going to take your paper and you’re going to fold it in half so that is a
triangle now you’re going to fold it in half again and then you’re going to open
this up I’m putting my fingernail in that
fold and I’m going to flip fold this diagonally across the bottom is going to
make a point and I’m going to fold the other one over making a point down here
and the hope that they line up see this fold I’m going to fold the whole thing
in half that way following that previous fold and now I have one side that has
three edges and one side that has only one folded edge and I’m going to take my
scissors cut a triangle angling up towards the multi folded edge now I can
open this up and see whether my Jewish star is a nice angle you can continue cutting it and you want
to cut on both edges but you want to leave a little bit of each fold there
because otherwise you’ll just get confetti the big reveal we’re going to
open these up and see what we got so the last step on these is to take a
glue stick and to glue it onto another piece of shiny origami paper and there you have it a royzelekh or a Jewish snowflake.

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