Sukkot Model Craft for Kids
Are you looking for an imaginative Sukkot art activity? Your child can build their own mini table top sukkah! Instead of a full building, this architecture craft is a pint-sized version of the real thing. This gives your creative kiddo the chance to learn about the holiday, art/architecture and basic math concepts such as size, scale and measurements.
Arts and Crafts Materials You’ll Need
- A shoe box
- Clear-drying school glue
- Clear tape
- Card stock paper
- Markers, crayons or colored pencils
- Tempera paint
- Modeling clay
How-To Art-Making Steps
- Start with a sukkah blueprint. Your child can draw a design onto a piece of card stock paper, using markers, crayons or a blue pencil.
- Turn the shoe box into the mini sukkah. Transfer the drawing from the blueprint to the box. Your child doesn’t need to recreate the drawing exactly. Instead, the should use the blueprint as a guide.
- Cut out a door or remove the entire front of the box.
- Draw small-sized pieces of fruit onto the card stock. Paint or color the fruit. Cut the pieces out and tape a piece of yarn to the back.
- Hang the fruit on the top interior of the sukkah, using the tape.
- Use more of the card stock paper to create pop-up tables and chairs or other types of seating.
- Glue the furniture to the floor of the sukkah.
- Paint the outside of the box/sukkah.
- Create family members! Use the clay to sculpt each person. Place the people inside of the sukkah.