In this week’s parsha, Parshat Lech Lecha, God promises to make Abraham into a great nation:
“And He brought him outside, and said, Look now toward the skies, and count the stars, if you are able to count them; and he said to him, So shall your seed be.” (Genesis 15:5) Kids love stars and they love glitter so any project involving the two would be great for this week’s parsha. I have always wanted to make a “snow globe” so I decided to use this as a chance to make a “star globe” instead!
- Glass jar (from jam or baby food)
- Distilled water (you can just boil some water and cool it down)
- Silver glitter (or star confetti or small glass pieces)
- Glue gun or sealant
- Optional: A few drops of glycerin
- Optional: Star stickers, figurine
- Optional: food coloring
1) Fill jar with distilled water
2) Add glitter to the water (plus glycerin and/or food coloring if you are using)
3) Use glue gun or sealant to secure the lid to the jar
4) Decorate the outside of the jar with star stickers
5) Shake your globe, turn it upside down, and see the multitudes of stars!
Emily Shapiro Katz has been a community Jewish educator for over ten years in Jerusalem, Atlanta, and San Francisco. She lives in Beer Sheva with her husband, Andy, and their four children. Her contributions to this website reflect her interest in teaching Tanach, doing craft projects, and entertaining her kids. Emily blogs about her Parsha Projects at http://parshaprojects.blogspot.com/