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Rosh Hashanah Craft: the Pantyhose Challah

Yes. It's a round challah made of pantyhose. I promise the honey jar is just to lend atmosphere.

Not much could prompt me to create anything, much less photograph and post it, after a rainy, three-day weekend at home with an “energetic” 4 year-old and a migraine, but Homeshuling‘s post just did.

In her Craft Projects for Rosh Hashana roundup, she generously mentions two of mine: the edible honey bowl and the blessings placemat. Then, she issues a challenge. Could someone please create and send a pic of a round stuffed challah made from pantyhose,  as per the directions at Akhlah.com?  Well, since I already have a pantyhose challah on display in the dining room (made 13 years ago by my older kid), and since I already have a packet of “suntan” Legg’s knee-hi’s leftover from a Purim project (more on this later), and since I am willing to sacrifice an ancient bedpillow to harvest the still virginal polyfill, I accepted the challenge.  (And, I did this knowing how much the craft resembles something Amy Sedaris should include in a sequel to Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People.)

Heads-Up: stuffing knee-hi pantyhose  with polyfill is not the easiest task for anyone with fine-motor challenges.  My preschooler  thought it was as much fun as putting on his own socks. I thought it Continue reading