Apple in Honey DIY Felt Rosh Hashanah Toy

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 for the Jewish holidays.

 

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/the High Holidays 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. This is based off the tradition to dip an apple in honey to symbolize a sweet 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.

 

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 😉

 

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, 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:

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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 of the apple. 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.

 

This post is part of the Jewish High Holidays for kids blog hope for the Multicultural Kid Blogs:

Jewish High Holidays for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

The High Holidays are a very special time for families, and we’ve got great ideas for how you can celebrate with the children in your life! Visit the blogs below, plus see our blog hop from last year, and be sure to visit our Jewish High Holidays board on Pinterest:

All Done Monkey on Multicultural Kid Blogs: Gluten Free Rosh Hashanah Recipes
Melibelle in Tokyo: How to Make Sukkot Your Own
Kelly’s Classroom: Kids’ Writing about Rosh Hashanah
Moms & Crafters: Apple in Honey DIY Felt Rosh Hashanah Toy

 

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