Shabbat Sha-Snippet: Make Your Own Havdalah KitPosted on June 18th, 2020
- 2-3 Hanukkah or birthday candles
- Warm water
- 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.
- 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.
- Push the candles together and start to twist them around each other. You may need to mold them… trial and error is ok!
- If candles are not sticking together, dunk the ends of the candles back into the warm water and mold them into a twisted candle.
- 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.
- 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
- Place the fabric (pretty side down) or bag into the small bowl, lining the inside of the bowl.
- Add all the ingredients into the lined bowl. Smell as you add!
- Bunch the top of the bag together and tie a rubber band around the top so the spices cannot get out of the bag.
- Enjoy your new, original Havdalah spices!
- Aluminum Foil
- Cut a square of aluminum foil.
- Fold one corner of the square into the opposite corner of the square, creating a triangle.
- 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.
- Turn the foil so the point is pointing up towards you. Fold each flap back so your foil becomes a trapezoid.
- Open up the pocket and mold the cup to your desired shape.
- Add grape juice or wine and you have a kiddush cup ready for Havdalah!