Batya’s Long Arm: Three Ways
Project by Devora Piha
Here is an at home art project for Pesach. Dramatize the nes (miracle) of Princess Batya’s arm extending into the Nile to reach Moshe in the tevah (basket).
Choose your style:
1. Black and white outline,
2. Full color or
3. A Silhouette.
Do it on your child’s level.
2-4 sheets of paper A4 11 ½ X8” (29 X 20cm)
or 8 x 8” (20 ½ X 21cm) Thick paper is best if using paint.
Pencil and pen.
Markers: light, medium and dark blue, purple, gold, silver, yellow and a skin tone. Or, use what colors you have at home.
Paint: tempera or gauche: blue and white and a soft paint brush
¼ “ (1/2 cm).
Note: The coloring can be done with markers alone or with paint and markers or without color.
Scissors and a glue stick
Draw about 16 to 19 wavy lines resembling water on the Nile River across the paper.
Color with alternating blue and white paint, or markers, or leave uncolored. It is okay if the colors mix a bit. The blended colors add interest.
Draw Batya, her long arm and the tevah on a separate paper
according to the example and to your child’s ability and age and interpretation.
Draw lightly in pencil and over the pencil lines with a pen.
Color with markers, or leave in a black and white outline or fill in for a silhouette.
Cut out Batya, her long arm and the tevah.
Glue onto the “water”
Option: Make a small version to fit in your child’s Haggada.
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