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Easy And Fun Purim Crafts For Kids

Purim homemade masks and hamantaschen

The Jewish holiday of Purim is an exciting festival full of costumes and traditions. Purim is based on the story of Esther and is all about disguising your identity, and Purim crafts are an important tradition cherished by children and adults alike. What will you make this year?

Enchanting Masks

To make a beautiful Purim mask, you will need:

  • Construction paper
  • Leather cord or a sturdy jewelers cord.
  • Glitter glue and embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glitter pens

Making a mask is the simple part, the fun part is decorating it! To make your mask, first measure the cord to fit around your head. Then mark the length on your construction paper with a pencil. Draw the lower part of the mask with an arch in the middle for your nose. Next, start drawing the upper part of the mask – this is your chance to get creative! Cut out the mask, draw and cut out the eyes, and now it’s time to decorate with pens, glitter glue and embellishments. After letting your mask dry, attach the cord by punching holes on either side of the mask. And there you go, now you have an enchanting mask for the festival!

Graggers

Graggers make the Purim stories more interactive for kids. When the story of Meglliah is told, kids shake their graggers at the name of Haman. Here’s how to make a simple gragger with a small plastic container, dried beans, glue and crafts:

  1. Decorate the container however you’d like!
  2. Fill the container with dried beans (just a little bit for the shaking sound.)
  3. Glue the lid on, and wrap a rubber band around the container if you don’t have time for the glue to dry.
  4. Shake shake shake!

Crowns

Crowns and tiaras are perfect for commemorating the story of Esther. For a simple crown, all you need is some construction paper, tape, markers and scissors.

  1. Cut a strip of paper about 5 inches high and wrap the paper around the child’s head for size.
  2. Cut rectangles or triangles out of the top to make the shape of the crown.
  3. Color embellishments or glue them on. And there you have your very own crown!

Fake Beards

Fake beards are simple, fun and add a little more disguise to Purim costumes:

  1. Cut out a piece of cardboard in the shape of a beard (don’t forget to cut out a place for the mouth!)
  2. Poke two holes at the top of each side of the piece of cardboard.
  3. Loop string through the holes to create a band to go around the head.
  4. Glue on strips of construction paper, yarn, or whatever you want to use for the “hair”.

Still looking for Purim craft or costume ideas? Come on into the store and we’ll help you pick out the perfect costume.

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