This fun paper plate craft is perfect for exploring the story of Jonah for Yom Kippur. A plastic bag filled with blue dish soap makes it seem like we are looking at Jonah through water. See the slide show for steps.
You will need:
Three paper plates
Blue dish soap
Markers or crayons
Tape, staples or glue
Blue paper (optional)
1. On one plate, draw a picture of what you think Jonah looked like in the inside of the fish. What was in there? Seaweed? Fish? Draw it inside the circle and set aside.
2. Cut the middle out of another plate. Set aside.
3. On a third plate draw out a tail fin and a small side fin. Cut it out and set aside.
4. Fill a zipper bag half full of blue dish soap. Squeeze out air bubbles and seal.
5. Turn the plate with the hole to the inside and tape the zipper bag of soap over the hole.
6. Attach the tail fin to the inside of the plate.
7. Turn the plate with the hole in it over and tape or glue the side fin to the front.
8. Draw an eye and a mouth (or use a wiggle eye).
9. Glue, tape or staple the remaining plates together so that Jonah shows through the hole.
10. Optionally, you can use long, thin strips of paper to create a water spout. Tuck the paper between the plates or tape it to the back of the fish.