Lesson #3012

Make a simple Mezuzah.

Grade Level:
3-5, 6-8

Embellish creative die-cuts to adorn honored events or occasions.

Initiate discussion about why a Mezuzah is placed on a home's entrance doorway.

22653-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Mezuzah - Large

Supplies Used:  Cardstock, Construction Paper, Glue, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Die-cut LG Mezuzah using light blue, dark blue and white cardstock or construction paper.
  2. Leave the light blue Mezuzah whole. Cut highlights from the white and dark blue Mezuzahs and adhere to the light blue Mezuzah (see Main Photo).

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • K-4 - Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
  • 5-8 - Students intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.

Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • K-4 - Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.
  • 5-8 - Students integrate visual, spatial and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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