Tu B’Shevat Kids’ Craft
The Jewish holiday Tu B’Shevat is known as the “New Year for Trees.” Celebrate this day with a special tree planting craft. Your child can create her own bag to carry seeds in, and then go plant them. Give that it’s winter, and the weather isn’t right for planting, you can plant the seeds in an indoor container. In the spring transfer the new plants to an outdoor area.
- Craft felt
- Clear-drying school glue
- A hole punch
- Fold a piece of 8×10-inch (paper=sized) craft felt in half from bottom to top, making a pocket.
- Glue the sides of the felt. Let the glue dry completely.
- Punch holes along the sides and top of the felt. Space them 1-inch or less apart.
- Thread a piece of yarn through each side, and one through the top. ‘Sew’ the pocket together. Tie the yarn on the sides, but leave it loose on top.
- Create a design on the front. Cut out other colors of felt to make tiny trees. Glue them on to the front of the pocket.
- Loosen the yarn at the top and put the seeds into the pouch.
Now your child is ready to take her Tu B’Shevat seed-carrying bag to wherever she will be planting.