For several years now, I've tried to give the kids gifts for Rosh HaShanah. We have a tradition of going to a local nursery to buy flavored honey sticks. Root beer, cherry, sour apple, watermelon...even chocolate! The kids love determining their favorite flavor for the year. We also always wind up with lots of honey bear containers with all the honey we consume during the holiday! So it was time to finally bring these bears out to our party.
This project is really simple but really cute. Just take the bear containers and use permanent markers, fabric, stickers, or whatever else you might desire to personalize each bear. Make sure before starting to remove the labels typically with water and a touch of oil to break through the sticky residue. Get a hot glue gun and get your creative juices flowing! Below you can see our beloved bears dripping with personality! Once finished, we stuffed honey stirrers, honey sticks, candies, apples & cinnamon potpourri, honey lip balm, honey taffy pops AND honey lotion inside our little bears for safekeeping. Such a sweet activity to do as a family!
I personally loved seeing our bears emerge. My two sons made t-shirts on their bears, with cute sayings and one sticker is actually a scratch and sniff! So his bear smells like burritos when you scratch his tummy. My one daughter wants to be a fashion designer, so she glued her entire dress with red flowers. And I went for fake eyelashes. I loved making my "Bubbe Bear" with her high hat and added sass. Plus she smells like grandma's house during the holidays thanks to the potpourri. lol
I hope this holiday is an amazing one for you and your family too! I pray that the Lord bless you and keep you as you learn more about Him in this season and that it will be the bear-y best Rosh HaShanah yet!