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Like Parshat Noach and rainbows, this week’s Parsha, Parshat VaYeishev, has lots of craft possibilities because of the mentioning of the multi-colored coat that Yaakov bestows upon his beloved son Yosef.

You can make a coat craft using lots of different materials – felt, beads, candies, etc. Here, we have used tissue paper because it is fun for kids to scrunch it up and glue it on.


Tissue Paper
Paper towel roll
Piece of cardstock paper


1)    Cut a basic coat shaper out of the cardstock

2)    Cut tissue paper into 1-inch squares

3)     Spread glue all over the coat shape

4)    Scrunch up tissue paper squares and glue all over the coat

5)    Attach the coat to a paper towel roll so the coat can stand as a centerpiece.



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