Getting Crafty with Purim

DIY Lego Purim grogger

If you’re anything like me (and by that I mean totally unprepared for holidays until they are sitting on top of you) it can help to start thinking about Purim, well, last week. But now will do. It’s not officially until a week from Sunday, but if you want to take part in some of these fun crafts with the kiddos, it’s time to start planning.

This year, we’re turning to our friend Bible Belt Balabusta for some tips and tricks.

1. Hamantaschen Play-Doh Practice

The trick to making Hamantaschen is turning circles into triangles. Before the big day, practice at home with Play-Doh.

2. Origami Mishloach Manot bags (with video)

Beautiful Mishloach Manot bags that are easy enough for the kiddos to make. And because we know it may still be a challenge for you, there’s a 2 minute video to help walk you through the process.

3. Lego Grogger

Come Sunday, you will need some kind of grogger to drown out the name of Haman. If you’re not intimidated by words like “gear-wheel” you might enjoy making this Lego concoction with with your little ones at home.

4. Converting Valentine’s Day Candy into something Jewish

Whether or not you do Valentine’s Day at your house, there is a world of half-price Valentine candy in shops right now, and some of it can work just dandy for Purim.

5. Hamantaschen for Slackers

Ok you slacker parents, and you know who you are, if homemade dough and canning your own jam just ain’t your thing, check out this easy recipe. Basically we’re talking Pillsbury dough and filling.

Have some other great ideas? Post a link below and we’ll be sure to add them to our Purim Crafts board on Pinterest.

Deborah Kolben

Deborah Kolben is Editorial Director/Founding Editor of Kveller. She formerly covered education, crime, and real estate at the New York Daily News and The New York Sun before becoming  the city editor of The New York Sun and the managing editor of  the Village Voice.  She has also written for The New York TimesFinancial TimesThe Forward, and Jerusalem Report. She received a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and received an Arthur F. Burns fellowship to report in Germany. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters.

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