Ah, Sukkot…of all the Jewish holidays, it’s one of the most fun and festive and, with sukkah construction and decorating, probably the most artsy. Explore your creative side and get in touch with nature with these autumnal art projects. Any of these crafts will aid in decorating your sukkah or freshening up your interior décor. And they’re fun, of course!

Citron Sun Catchers

Capture the essence of the elusive citron with these sun catchers. Template included.

(Photo: Tori Avey)
(Photo: Tori Avey)

Nature Art

What better way to connect with the earth than being inspired by it? Grab acorns, twigs, bark, leaves, etc., and create something new. Hang them in the sukkah with twigs and twine for extra points.

(Photo: Fireflies and Mudpies)
(Photo: Fireflies and Mudpies)

Bellagio-Inspired Paper Flowers

Yes, that Bellagio, with its gorgeous flower glass ceiling, an installation created in 1998 by the amazing Dale Chihuly. “Flori di Como” is made of approximately 2,000 pieces of handblown glass and took two years to complete. Lucky for you, you can mimic this masterpiece for your sukkah roof with a pack of multicolored tissue paper in less than an hour. Kind of.

(Photo: Chai and Home)
(Photo: Chai and Home)

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Coloring Pages

Practice mindfulness by coloring these (free!) gorgeous adult-style coloring pages. Hang them in the sukkah after and reclaim a sense of peace when you look at them.

(Photo: Between Carpools)
(Photo: Between Carpools)

Hula Hoop Chandelier

This neat project might not be best for the little ones but they can still admire the effects. Whoa.

(Photo: Design Megillah)
(Photo: Design Megillah)

Revamped Paper Ball Lanterns

Découpage the rainbow! Grab your tissue paper, some paper ball lanterns, glue and water and get to work.

(Photo: Creative Jewish Mom)
(Photo: Creative Jewish Mom)

Tabletop or Model Sukkah

This craft is cool because you can use anything you want. Shoe box. Tissue box. Cereal box. Legos. Dolls. Real plants. Fake plants. Graham crackers. Twizzlers. So many opportunities to create epic sukkah models. Have fun with it!

(Photo: Bible Belt Balabusta)
(Photo: Bible Belt Balabusta)