Make a Model Sukkah

Make a Model Sukkah

Have you ever made a model sukkah? There are lots of ways to make one. You can use Lego or cardboard boxes, for example. Here, we'll make one using paper towel rolls.


Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

You will need:

  • 14 paper towel rolls
  • Brown paint (or the colors of your choice)
  • A paintbrush
  • A stapler
  • 3 skewers
  • 2 sheets of green tissue paper
  • Several sheets of colored paper

Step 2: Make the Sukkah Walls

First, paint the toilet paper rolls and let them dry. I used brown paint, but you can use colors if you prefer.


Now you'll need to make the three walls. The two side walls use five paper towels each. The back wall uses four.

Use the stapler to connect the paper towel rolls. Staple them together at both ends. Here is what the walls should look like


Now carefully connect the walls the same way (staple them together) to create the sukkah.


Step 3: Add the Sechach

Sechach is the greenery we use to cover the sukkah. For this part you'll need the skewers and the green tissue paper.

Use the scissors to make a few small holes on the inside of the side walls. Now put the skewers through the holes so they stay in place, like this:


Cut the green tissue paper into strips. Crumple up each piece and then unfold them. This will give it texture and volume. Place the tissue paper over the skewers.


Step 4: Decorate your Sukkah

I made a mini paper chain to hang outside mine, but you could make any kind of decorations. You could also set up a table and chains inside.

click here to learn how to make a paper chain.


Happy Sukkot!

Miriam Szokovski is the author of the historical novel Exiled Down Under, and a member of the Chabad.org editorial team. She shares her love of cooking, baking and food photography on Chabad.org’s food blog, Cook It Kosher.
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