Make Your Own Rosh Hashanah Cards

During Rosh Hashanah many families send cards to friends and loved ones, wishing them a sweet new year. Even PJ Library gets in on the action:

Making your own Rosh Hashanah cards is a great way to talk about the holiday, explore your creativity, and let little hands get a bit messy while making meaningful presents - and connections! You'll see PJ Library characters making Rosh Hashanah cards in stories like Apples and Honey, Happy New Year, Beni, and The World's Birthday.

Below are a number of creative card-making ideas to get your family’s creative juices flowing.If you're not feeling particularly hands-on, you can also use sites like Shutterfly or Vistaprint to make your own custom cards digitally!

Looking for more activities to get ready for the holidays? Check out 12 Fall Activities With A Jewish Twist.

Bubble Wrap Printing

image via Creative Jewish Mom

All you need is some colored paper, some bubble wrap, a bit of white paint and a glue stick!

Splatter Paint Cards

image via Elizabeth Anne Designs

This one is messy, but fun! Take advantage of the temperate first days of autumn by taking this activity outside.

Wine Cork Stamp Printing

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The apple is one of the traditional symbols for the Jewish New Year, and it's the perfect shape for making a wine cork stamp.

Apple Stamp Printing

Photo via Buggy and Buddy

Cut an apple in half, paint the cut with yellow and red watercolors using a paintbrush, then print.

Finally, if you're feeling especially ambitious, you can also recycle your brown grocery bags into envelopes for your cards. (This is better suited to older children - ages 10+ - or parents).

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Do you make your own Rosh Hashanah cards? Have you tried one of these activities? We'd love to see it! Share your artwork with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.