Using Crafts to Enliven the Bar Mitzvah PartyBar mitzvah and bat mitzvah parties or any kind of party for that matter call for lots of creativity in terms of decorating the venue, center table, giving out party favors to guests and in entertaining them as well. For parties of young children, creative projects are an effective way of entertaining them during the event. It is also one way of perking up their interest in projects that can develop their creative skills and imagination.
One project ideal for kids is craft making. Parents have so many choices when it comes to this aspect. They just need to be resourceful to be able to find the right projects and the right people to help you in your endeavor. Ask for suggestions from your children as they might have interesting projects in school that they’d like to do once more.
If you’re a mother who’s into crafts, you can always create unique decorations, party favors and projects for your child’s bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah celebration as a labor of love. Engaging in do-it-yourself projects for the happiness of your child is always a rewarding experience.
Craft projects ideal for a mitzvah party should be those that are easy to do and use only simple materials that can be bought from local craft shops. Here are some bright ideas that you can do during the party to enliven the atmosphere and inspire the kids.
- Coin banks. Make use of empty cans of softdrinks or empty plastic juice bottles. Let the kids design the container using simple colored paper or handmade paper, colored pens and stamps. Beads and buttons may also be used.
- Gift boxes. Use cardboards from cereals and cookies and then let the kids cover them with gift wrappers or colored paper. Provide ribbons and other materials such as beads, glitters, buttons and stamps for use in designing the exterior.
- Star of David Necklaces. Let each children make a small Star of David using cardboards and encourage them to make unique designs. The star will serve as the pendant. Punch a hole on one end and use a ribbon to make a chain and voila, you now have a beautiful necklace.
- Key Chains. By still using cardboards, ask the children to make their own design and color them or put glitters on them. Punch a hole on one end and put two or three ribbons to serve as the chain. Provide ribbons of different color to make an attractive key chain.
- Puppets. Using paper cups, let the children design the exterior and create a small cartoon character or animal to be placed on top of the cup’s bottom. The cup will be used upside down when done. When finished, a child can put his hand inside the paper cup and shake it to let the character move.
- Paper bags. This is easy to make with the use of handmade papers, gift wrappers, ribbons about an inch or one inch and a half thick and glue. The ribbon will serve as the handle. Beads, buttons and glitter can also be used to adorn the bag.
These craft projects can then be given by the celebrant to an orphanage. Surely, the less fortunate children there will be very happy to receive such colorful gifts.
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