Not sure how I feel about this one – I don’t love it as much as the challah covers. Perhaps that’s because I’m drowning in glitter at the moment. Perhaps it’s because I just don’t like these cheap white kippahs, period.
Anyway, here it is: the kids’ DIY kippah craft!
Basically, you take a cheap white satin yarmulke and go at it with Sharpies, glue, and glitter. I wanted to add ribbon trim, but Elisheva talked me out of it.
Very inexpensive: the kippahs were 50 cents each, the glitter is from the dollar store, and the Sharpies last forever.
Mine (above) turned out kind of, well, hasty-looking (the Sharpies run, so you have to work FAST). It’s your basic kid-quality quickie craft project that a child might feel very happy and proud about and actually wear to shul or let an adult wear (though I don’t like the “pointy” profile of these kippahs on an adult… on a child, they’d fit better).
Elisheva’s turned out pretty nicely, though:
She used matching Sharpie and glitter for a totally professional look (okay, kind of). On white suede, it would look VERY good. On white satin… only kind of half-decent.
Special thanks to head-model Ted for patiently surfing the Web beneath these “bigdei ish” as I photographed them, so we ladies wouldn’t transgress this important mitzvah d’oraysa. I don’t call him my “knight in white satin” for nothing!