Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Crafty Me And The Azrieli Towers

For Independence Day, DD's kindergarten made their own Mini Israel - the ultimate model village. A scaled down replica of the whole country with mountains, lakes, cities and famous landmarks.

Here's another fact for the uninitiated Israeli parent: when the class makes a collaborative display of any arty crafty nature, they don't actually make it at school. Each child comes home with instructions to make a model of e.g. one of the 10 plagues of Egypt. The components are then constructed by hassled parents while the children are asleep. The teacher receives all the individual offerings, sets them out as a display and receives loads of kudos for her efforts. I may be exaggerating a bit but you get the picture.

I swore I would never take part in this collusion. I disapprove of it wholeheartedly and besides, I don't do crafting.

So we were told to make a model for the class Mini Israel. After my initial underwhelming response I had an idea for maximum effect with least amount of artistic talent necessary.

Here are the pictures. And I have to admit - we both enjoyed working on this together.

Can you tell what it is yet?

And here are the real Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv. There may be 8 (or more) differences between the real towers and our models. No prizes for spotting them.

Disclaimer: Junk food was bought for the soul purpose of making these models. Obviously we consumed the Pringles and choccy biscuits in the interests of educational pursuits.


  1. Those look great - kudos to you both.

  2. Thanks Janice. I bet you've been through your fair share of this.

  3. Gosh that is the sort of thing that would make me so mad! well done and I am very excited because I guessed Tel Aviv before I'd scrolled down. But I guess a pringles tube was never going to be Bethlehem.

    1. You're right - Bethlehem would have to be made out of a box of very thin wafers and a bottle of wine.