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Break-the-Fast Placemats

Young children can feel more involved and included in Yom Kippur with holiday crafts. Help them decorate placemats, napkins, even a tablecloth, that can be displayed at the Yom Kippur break-fast.


Solid-colored placemats, napkins, tablecloth
Fabric paints
Paintbrush or foambrush
Apple or potato printers


Kids can paint freehand, use foam brushes with stencils to paint patterns and designs, or use the apple/potato print techniques to make a set of pretty placemats, napkins, and a tablecloth.

Helpful hint:

Most fabric paints need to be 'heat set' with an iron for washability, so some adult participation is required.