Clear instructions for very holy construction work? Yes.
Straightforward project for my girls? Definitely.
The girls suggested various means of making the Miskan (surprisingly, none of them involved my jewelry).
We decided on clay.
3 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
And then mushed it all together.
Time to build the Mishkan!
Cohava decided to build the Aron. She discovered making a solid square was too hard, so she took a strawberry punnet and covered it in clay.
But Cohava did not yet get to finish the Keruvim on top of her Aron.
But Gabi began to assemble the Mishkan and brought members of Bnei Yisrael inside.
"But!" Gabi reminded me sternly, "No one except the Kohen Gadol can go into the Kodesh HaKedoshim, and only on Ruti's birthday."