Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the triumph of the Jews of Persia over the evil Haman, is a wonderful opportunity for some family baking — like these easy two-ingredient Trader Joe’s hamantaschen — and to explore some fun holiday crafts.
Whether you celebrate the holiday every year with your Jewish community or want to try it for the first time at home, these DIY projects will help get you in the joyful holiday spirit. There’s also a Purim tradition of giving mishloach manot, or gift bags filled with food and trinkets, to friends — and these crafts can make for a delightful addition.
Here are some of the best Purim crafts on the internet:
Happy crafting! If you need a refresher course on the Purim story, here’s a Purim explainer from the one and only Mayim Bialik. Also, a pro-tip for you: Pajamas make the best (and easiest) Purim costumes.