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Shabbat Sha-Snippet: Make Your Own Havdalah Kit

Shabbat Sha-Snippet: Make Your Own Havdalah Kit

Posted on June 18th, 2020

Havdalah Candle

Supplies

  •  2-3 Hanukkah or birthday candles
  •  Cup
  • Warm water

Instructions

  1. Place the bottom halves of your candles together into the warm water. Leave the candles in the water until the color of the water changes.
  2. Push the candles together and place the top halves of your candles into the warm water. Leave the candles in the water for a little bit shorter than your previous dunk.
  3. Push the candles together and start to twist them around each other. You may need to mold them… trial and error is ok!
  4. If candles are not sticking together, dunk the ends of the candles back into the warm water and mold them into a twisted candle.
  5. You have a Havdalah candle! Before you light your candle, make sure to add an aluminum foil holder so wax doesn’t drip on you.

 

Havdalah Spices

Supplies

  • Spice combination (create your own!)
  • 5”x5” fabric square OR plastic bag

Try a spice recipe from a Cornerstone Fellow!

Caroline: Orange zest, lemon zest, rosemary, mint

Gabe:  Allspice, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, cumin

Hailey: Cinnamon stick, cloves, allspice, orange peel

Lidor: Cinnamon, rosemary, ginger, sage

McKenzie: Lavender, mint, lemon peel

Morgan: Nutmeg clove, cinnamon stick, rosemary, black tea, loose leaf tea

Noble: Star anise pod, cardamom pod, dried lavender, orange peel

Instructions

  1. Place the fabric (pretty side down) or bag into the small bowl, lining the inside of the bowl.
  2. Add all the ingredients into the lined bowl. Smell as you add!
  3. Bunch the top of the bag together and tie a rubber band around the top so the spices cannot get out of the bag.
  4. Enjoy your new, original Havdalah spices!

 

Kiddush Cup

Supplies

  • Aluminum Foil
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut a square of aluminum foil.
  2. Fold one corner of the square into the opposite corner of the  square, creating a triangle.
  3. Lay the triangle down with the triangle pointing “away” from you. Fold the right corner into the middle left side. Fold the left corner into the middle right side.
  4. Turn the foil so the point is pointing up towards you. Fold each flap back so your foil becomes a trapezoid.
  5. Open up the pocket and mold the cup to your desired shape.
  6. Add grape juice or wine and you have a kiddush cup ready for Havdalah!

 

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