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Sandy Mizrach
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For most Jewish people who live outside of Israel, Jerusalem is to the east, so it’s popular to hang a decoration called a mizrach (mizrach means “east”) on the eastern wall as a reminder of Israel.

  • pencil
  • colored sand
  • oaktag 5" x 8"
  • liquid glue (Elmer’s school glue works well)
  • hole puncher
  • cord

  1. Using your pencil, draw your design. Larger shapes work better than small details. Some suggestions: animals or plants from Israel (for example camels or palm trees), buildings in Jerusalem, an Israeli flag, a Hebrew word or saying.

  2. Carefully spread a thin layer of glue and shake some colored sand onto it the way you would to stick sparkles. You can make thin lines or full shapes. Do all the areas that get one color before you move on to the next. Try to let the glue dry a bit between each color unless you like the look of sand drips.

  3. Punch a hole in each of the top corners. Tie a cord from one hole to the other.

  4. When it’s dry, hang your Sandy Mizrach proudly on your eastern wall.