Onion Tops

When learning about Russia, you can’t avoid learning about onions, lots and lots of churches topped with onions, beautiful, colorful, striped, diamond-patterned, exquisite onions.

So, of course, we had to make our own, a craft I came up with on my own (for maybe the third time in this journey) and excitedly attempted with my kids.  Inspired by a styrofoam-style-painted onion steeple, I decided to try this one using things we already had…..toilet paper rolls, kleenex, toothpicks, tape….covered with some beautiful handmade papers I had bought years ago at an art store closing sale, some brightly painted beads, and a bit of wire shaped into a cross.

Here’s how we did it:

1. Cover toilet paper roll in various paper

2. Form kleenex into an onion shape and tape all around to hold its form

3. Cover onion with another paper shade

4. Stick toothpick into top of onion and add two different colored beads

5. Form wire into cross shape and place into top bead

Church will begin promptly at 9. Hope to see you there.

On a side note, I’m sorry about the random black spot on the pictures for today. It seems my youngest has once again gotten ahold of the camera and done some damage. Hopefully we can remedy this quickly.


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