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How to Make a Paper Shofar

A traditional shofar is made from a ram's horn.
Black Ram image by Andrew Breeden from Fotolia.com

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.

A traditional shofar is made from a ram's horn.
Black Ram image by Andrew Breeden from Fotolia.com

Things You'll Need

  • Brown Crayon (Optional)
  • Scissors
  • Markers Or Paint
  • Ruler
  • 1 Large Paper Plate, Or 1 Large Circle Cutout Of Posterboard
  • Brown Or Cream Colored Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Ribbon Or Yarn

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.

Tips

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

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