Kappaim, meaning hands as well as applause in Hebrew, is an educational platform for teaching and improving basic life skills for children aged ten and up.
This independent publication consists of four issues, each addressing one subject — body, home, garden, and food. Each issue is folded in a unique way that refers to the actual working space of the content in everyday life. As such, they create a temporary working space by themselves.
Children, as well as adults, can engage with each issue independently or as a family. The complexity of the different folding systems enables learning through interaction, discovery at different levels of reading, and allowing for a deeper and more focused reading experience. The emphasis of the project lies on experiencing and learning by actively engaging with the material.
The first issue focuses on teaching essential household skills.
These include instructions for how to clean different appliances and surfaces with homemade organic products, how to make the bed, how to use different tools to fix things around the house, how to sew buttons and more. Hand gestures illustrate the actions in each instruction.
This issue is dedicated to growing your own food based on urban agriculture principles. Folded into four pockets, the larger format acts as a calendar with one pocket for every season. Each pocket includes postcards illustrating how the seasonal herbs and vegetables grow, and how you can plant them in your garden. Small seed envelopes with instructions for making seed-bombs are also included, and aim to encourage urban agricultural activism by creating random communal edible gardens in neglected and abandoned parts of the city.
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