Hazon Educational Library: Natural
Veggie Prints Postcards
Instead of buying stamps made of plastic or styrofoam, use the unique and natural patterns found in nature to create beautiful art to send to friends and family. If this activity is being run in close proximity to a Jewish holiday, postcards can be framed specifically for these occasions. For example, use oranges, apricots and figs around Tu B'Shvat, use apples for Rosh HaShanah, and use a lulav and etrog after Sukkot.
Category: Crafting + DIY, Shabbat and Holidays, Sustainability
Age(s): Adult, Elementary, Teens
Tie-Dye and Tekhelet
by Stephanie Salem
de Toledo High School
This program introduces participants to natural tie dyes, introduces the concept of tchelet, and is meant to help participants enhance their observation skills by considering what natural materials could lend themselves to different colored dyes.
Divine Dyeing: How to harness the holiness of color through natural dyeing
by Mira Menyuk
This program is an interactive color exploration through natural dyeing. Participants will learn about the symbolism and holiness associated with certain colors in Judaism, specifically the blue of tekhelet that is found in Tzitzit. They will also learn how to harvest and use different parts of plants to create their own dye and take home a self-dyed bookmark.
Category: Crafting + DIY, Nature Exploration, Sustainability
Tags: Dyes, farm and garden, Natural, plants, ritual objects
Age(s): Adults, B'nai Mitzvah, Early Childhood, Elementary, Families, Teens, Young Adults