Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)

ד  וַיֹּאמְרוּ הָבָה נִבְנֶה-לָּנוּ עִיר,
וּמִגְדָּל וְרֹאשׁוֹ בַשָּׁמַיִם, וְנַעֲשֶׂה-
לָּנוּ שֵׁם:  פֶּן-נָפוּץ, עַל-פְּנֵי כָל-

And they said: ‘Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in heaven. And let us make ourselves a name, so that we are not scattered on the face of the whole earth.’


  • One or more ice cream cones,
    preferably ones that expose a large
    portion when stacked
  • Sticky fruit leather
  • Person- or bear-shaped sprinkles
  • Powdered sugar


  • Tools
  • Scissors
  • Bowl
  • Paint brush
  • Tweezers (optional)

Prep work

  • Mix powdered sugar with enough water to make a medium-thickness sugar glue.

To Assemble

  • If using more than one ice cream cone, determine what portion will show when a second cone is put on top of the first. Make sure to only decorate these portions except on the uppermost cone.
  • Starting with the bottom cone, use fruit leather to make windows and/or doors, and use to decorate. Score the leather (do not cut through the paper)
    to make it easier to peel off the paper.
  • Using a paintbrush, dab sugar glue where you intend to put shaped sprinkles. Add sprinkles using tweezers or your fingers. Repeat, placing each completed cone atop the previous one.

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