Rosh Hashanah Paper Fortune cookies

Share your hopes for a sweet new year!


I can hardly believe that Rosh Hashanah is really around the corner! Summer here was a mess of plumbing problems, that ended up with a renovated bathroom and some new concrete on the floor in the garage. Sigh – this was not in our summer plans! But as we get ready to face a new year, we are all thinking about what might happen in the year to come.

We decided the fold up our new year’s wishes in paper fortune cookies! These would be really fun to share at your Rosh Hashanah table. We stuck with simple messages like “I hope you have a sweet new year” but you can put in whatever you want, deep or funny.


These were pretty easy to make, thanks to youtube.  This one requires more adult hands-on than some of our other projects because of the glue gun and the harder fold, but kids can definitely come up with the fortunes themselves! Share any good ones you come up with!

Looking for more Rosh Hashanah projects?
Pop-up Apple Place Cards for Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Paper Fortune Cookies

Active: 15-20 minutes
Drying: 15 minutes+ if using paint

Age: 3-9

Paper – decorate your own, or use patterned or colored paper
Something round to trace
Glue gun

I am handing this one off to youtube. Find the fairly easy directions here.

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Pop-up Apple Place Cards for Rosh Hashanah

Make your holiday table fun with pop-up apple place cards!

apple place card

School has begun, long sleeves have been stocked in the drawers, and our neighbor’s tree is full of apples…fall is just about here and that means Rosh Hashanah is just around the corner. The kids will almost certainly bring flimsy plastic honey dishes home from school that you want to figure out how to avoid using (“Let’s keep it clean, so we don’t mess it up!”) and you definitely do not need more of those hanging around. This is neater and more personal project that you can use to decorate your table while helping your guests find their seats.

While you can stick to authentic apple colors, there is no reason you need to! Especially for the youngest artists, scribbling in multi-colors will just make these look more fun. I think I prefer the colorful ones!  You could also crumple small pieces of tissue paper in red, green and yellow and glue them to the apples for added dimension. Or use pompoms in place of tissue paper in a rainbow of colors!

full sheet

I printed my cards on regular paper since my printer can be stubborn about printing on card stock but if your printer can handle it or if you are drawing the apples yourself, I recommend a heavier weight paper so that the place cards will stand up nicely, especially if you are gluing on any decorations. You can download the template here.


Pop-up Apple Place Cards

Active: 30 minutes, depending on how many you make
Drying: 15 minutes+ if using paint or glue

Age: 2-9

Paper or place card template
Something with which to decorate the paper – paint, markers, crayons, tissue paper, pompoms, etc.
Glue if needed

Draw your apple outlines on a card of your own size choice, or download and print ours. I sized them so they fit six on a page.

Decorate in any way you want. We just used markers.

When they are decorated, cut the cards into individual pieces. Fold each card in half.


Cut out the shape of the apple on the top part of the card only! This proved to be a bit tricky for the leaf and stem so I suggest helping out younger children.


Add names below the apple and place one at each seat at your table.

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