Kids’ Tzedakah Box Art By Age
Celebrate Yom Kippur with a kids’ tzedakah box craft. What’s a tzedakah box? these boxes are used to collect and make charitable donations. Teach your kiddo about giving to others, with these awesomely artsy ideas for all ages!
Your tot isn’t exactly ready to craft at the same level as your older child, and that’s okay. This holiday craft is easy enough for your little artists to try, with your help of course. You’ll need to cut a coin-sized slit in the top of a shoe box. Hand the box over to your kiddo and let them finger paint the entire outside. That’s it! Now your toddler has their very own tzedakah box.
Preschoolers are building fine motor skills at a rapid pace. Your 3- to 5-year-old can use scissors (kids safety scissors), paintbrushes and other artsy tools. Reuse an old coffee can, creating a colorful collage on the outside. You can cut a hole in the lid (coin-sized or larger). Your preschooler can cover the can in plain paper. Next, have them collage construction paper, tissue or fabric on the sides.
An older elementary school-aged child can craft their own box, pulling in other concepts such as recycling and reuse. Have your child scavenge the house for containers to reuse. They can then puzzle out their own way to get the money into the box. This might mean cutting a slit in the top of a box or designing a special opening. Give your child a variety of materials to choose from (such as glue, glitter, sequins, craft sticks, tempera paints, modeling clay and paper). They can explore different ways to decorate the box, creating a multi-media collage.