Paper kippah (yarmulke) craft
Posted 21 June, 2014on:
I was teaching the Hebrew letter kaf (כּ) to some 6-7 year olds, and wanted a quick craft activity to go with it. What starts with kaf? Well all sorts of things actually, but one of them is kippah. So we made paper kippot.
You will need:
– paper – normal photocopy weight paper is fine
– a small plate to trace around, or a compass
– sticky tape
– decorating materials (markers, stickers etc)
First, draw a circle on a piece of paper. I used an 18cm (7″) paper plate, which makes quite a large kippah. If your child wants to wear the finished product, you might need to make it a little smaller.
Next, decorate the inside of your circle. You might like to draw other things which start with kaf, such as keter (crown), kochavim (stars) and kerev (dog) as well as the letter kaf itself. My daughter decided to draw a dragon wearing a keter (crown – starts with letter kaf) while flying over a derech (pathway – ends with letter kaf) through a bamboo forest.
Now cut out the circle, and carefully fold it in half, then into quarters. Unfold it again. You will need to cut halfway along each of the four lines you have just made in the paper. (See where the green lines are on the image below).
Once you have made your cuts, gently overlap the two edges of each cut (as per the green shaded area above, adjusting it to the shape you want) and secure it with sticky tape.
And that’s all there is to it! Just add a hairclip and wear your new kippah with pride! :-)