How to Make a Paper Shofar

Black Ram image by Andrew Breeden from

Things You'll Need

  • 1 large paper plate, or 1 large circle cutout of posterboard
  • Tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Brown or cream colored construction paper
  • Brown crayon (optional)
  • Glue
  • Markers or paint
  • Ribbon or yarn

A traditional shofar is made from a ram's horn and is somewhat difficult to blow. It is blown on the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur as a call to repentance and prayer. To get kids into the Rosh Hashana spirit, make paper shofars--a craft project that's sure to go a bit easier on the ears than a real ram's horn.

Roll the paper plate or poster board circle into a cone shape and secure with tape.

Measure and cut construction paper to match size of cone.

Glue brown construction paper onto cone, or place cream construction paper over a texture (some wood bark would work nicely) and rub the paper with a brown crayon. Glue the textured paper onto the cone.

Decorate shofar with markers or paint if desired.

Cut a length of yarn or ribbon to the length of the shofar plus 2 inches. Double the yarn and cut.

String yarn through the inside of the shofar and tie a knot to secure and create a carrying handle for your paper shofar.


  • If you can find little noisemakers or a kazoo that can be glued inside the cone, that would be a wonderful addition.


About the Author

Rena Rossner has written many articles for "The Jerusalem Post" and "The Jerusalem Report," and has been writing professionally since 1996. She has written and managed content for many websites. She has a cookbook coming out later this year with Gefen Publishing. She holds an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in writing seminars and a master's degree in history from McGill University.

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