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April 13, 2020

Tor Tochnit – Art with Shirah Rubin

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Paint & Rip Before You Dip – Artistic Liberation (no artistic talent needed)

Here’s a fun Pesach art project for kids. The project involves painting and then using torn paper collage. The final product will hopefully enliven our sense of freedom during these strange times. Click here to watch a short video highlighting this art project.


  1. CREATE a paint palette with each color of the rainbow.  Why are we using the rainbow? It’s a symbol of hope in the Torah, and we could all use a big dose of hope right now.

  2. MIX the secondary colors – orange (red+yellow), green (yellow+blue) and purple (red+blue)

  3. PAINT large areas of each color on the first piece of paper in any way you chose (these will be torn up to use for the collage later)

  4. Let your painting dry.

  5. DRAW the outline anything that makes you feel free on the second piece of paper.

  6. RIP your dry painting into medium sized torn colored pieces and place these pieces into separate cups according to each rainbow color.

  7. DESIGN and ARRANGE the torn pieces any way you like on your sketch.  Consider ripping smaller pieces to create variety.

  8. GLUE your pieces on the sketch.

  9. Clean up. Wash your brush with soap and water which prevents your brush from being ruined (especially, if you used acrylic)

  10. SHARE the final product as a centerpiece at your seder or on your fridge! SMILE with pride, share a picture of your art with Shirah Rubin, Art Specialist and Director of Family Camp, at


  • Tempera, watercolor, or acrylic (acrylic stains so use a smock) paints of the primary colors (red, yellow, blue). You could use markers or pastels if paints are not available.

  • Paintbrush

  • Cup of water

  • Paper plate

  • Two pieces of paper (a thick (bristol) paper is preferred if you have it

  • Pencil

  • Glue stick (or other glue)

  • Cups or bowls