Rosh Hashanah Toy DIY

The Jewish new year is right around the bend (well, actually it’s later than usual this year…) I made my son this Rosh Hashanah toy to go with his other interactive toys that I love making him for the holidays. Granted, it’s not my cleanest work to date, but he had so much fun with it! Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.

 

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

 

While my son WILL finally be starting preschool soon and learning about the holidays there, I wanted to continue my “tradition” of making him DIY toys for the holidays. I made him a seder plate for Passover, a Purim playset, and a fun Menorah he can “light” himself.

I want to do more for Rosh Hashanah but I do need a bit more time (maybe once school finally starts!!). For now, I made him a fun “dip the apple in the honey” set, to go with every preschooler’s favorite song…

 

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

M really loves this Rosh Hashanah toy – it has that fine motor aspect that he really loves. I can’t say this came out as well as I might have liked, but the idea is there. I guess I was really too rushed, but you can do better than me!

 

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

The apple on this Rosh Hashanah toy is attached so that it doesn’t get lost. You can coordinate the threads to make a neater look, or keep your stitch consistent. You an stuff the apple like I did or leave it flat. Either way, I’m sure your child will love it!

 

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

What you need to make this Rosh Hashanah toy:

 

 

 

How to make a DIY felt Rosh Hashanah toy:

 

1. Make the shape of an apple (I know, mine is more like a tomato… but my toddler recognizes it!)

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

2. Cut it out and trace it to make another.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

3. Using the apple as your guide for sizing, make the shape of a honey pot.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

4. Make two of them and cut a slit the size of your apple in one.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

5. Trace the top/rim of your pot on yellow felt, and cut a slit in the same spot as on the pot.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

You should have the following felt cutout pieces: 2 pots – one with a slit, a yellow top for the pot, and two apples.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

6. Start stitching the two halves of your apple together.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year. I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

 

7. When you are almost done, fill it with stuffing and finish sewing it up.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

8. Double knot your thread when you are done, and don’t trim it.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

9. Create a few knots with about 1cm between them along the remaining thread. Do this until you are satisfied with the length that the apple will hang.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

10. Start stitching the bottom of your yellow “honey” onto the front of the pot as pictured. I did a running stitch for that bottom part.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

This is what the back looks like:

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

11. Next, stitch around the slit, attaching the front of the pot to the yellow “honey” and sealing it off.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year. I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

12. Start stitching the front and back together along the top of the pot.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

Continue around the whole edge.

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

This is what the back looks like:

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

 

Finish it off and you have a fun Rosh Hashanah toy that allows your toddler to dip the apple in the honey!

What a great way to involve children in the holidays hands-on!!

 

I love this DIY felt rosh hashanah toy based on the tradition of dipping the apple in the honey on the Jewish High Holidays! Make this DIY fine motor toy for toddlers in honor of the Jewish new year.

 

 

 

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