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Chadis Crafts's Fun Pages Presents:
Passover (Pesach) Crafts, Lessons and Links

Passover 2012
Evening of March 23 to April 2, 2013

Many of the sites and lessons on my Jewish Crafts page,
Jewish Resources page, General Crafts and Polymer Clay
crafts have been used for Jewish Crafts and may also include
Passover ideas.

Eileen's Original Jewish Crafts:

When I think of Passover, I think of large
Seder Dinners and Matzah.

I also think of my mother's baking.
I finally got her to give me her recipes below.
They are always a hit with my guests. She does not have a clue where she got them!
Hope you enjoy!
Eileen's Family's Favorite Passover recipes pages.


Now 25 Different Projects including:

Passover designs.

My original designs!
The hottest kids crafts crazy in years were Pony Bead Projects for:
Beadie Animals/Critters/Buddies etc.
I have had many requests for Jewish Patterns.
(There were lots of crosses out therebut nothing Jewish.)
So my boys and I have made some Jewish Symbols to get you started thinking and designing your own.
Let me know if you design any and I will add them to my site.

See my beadie animal page for 100's of
general patterns and instructions.


Facts, Fun, Lessons, and Crafts.


Passover Craft Supplies

Check out my Jewish Resources and Supply pages for more

Shop S&S Worldwide
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Search using key words of Judaic,Jewish, Shalom, etc to find more crafts.

S & S Worldwide.
Crafts, party supplies, school supplies, gyms and more!
Great for preschools, camps and elementary schools.
Has Jewish crafts too.

Supplies for all types of Temple or Shuls

Passover Links

  • Lion brand yarn felted afikomen bag.
    Knitted pattern using wool that is then felted. The process where you wet wool so it shrinks together into a piece of fabric. Lion brand even has a stencil for the HEBREW letters! Wonderful seeing this online!

  • OU.ORG's Pesach pages

    Need to know which products are Kosher for Passover?
    Live like I do in an area that stores think that Kosher for Passover means only carrying more Matzah and Potatoe Starch but not much else?
    Need to find the last minute things that may be kosher for Passover but only marked kosher and not kosher for Passover?

    Answers can be found in the's

    Orthodox Union guide to Pesach. Lots of Passover basics for beginner to advanced level of knowledge about Passover. All are wonderful but their guide to Passover products and those products that don't need special Passover product listing and markings are invaluable! Before the internet you had to find a copy of their booklet. Now it is online for all to see and print. Guide is mainly for adults.

  • Passover:History and the Meaning in FaithStories, recipes, traditions of different cultures, E Cards and more! In English but there are some of explanations also in French.

  • Passover Pages has great information for parents and teachers.
    They have pages just for kids sites and information listed on their Pages for Kids. Stories, guides, games. Also a

    multimedia movie
    for kids to navigate the site using Mr. Matzah.

    A must for kids!

    Mulitmedia songs and stores as well as cooking lessons

  • Janie's Coloring Hats
    Hats to color for all occasions, holidays, camps, birthday parties etc. Great pictures and very reasonably priced. Perfect for classes, camps, libraries, zoos and more that need a creative project. Pictures printed on the hats are great and real fun looking. Plus large area left for child to individualized and add his or her own creative designs. She has a great section for Jewish Holiday Hats! Holidays,(including Passover), Shabbat, Israel, Aleph Bet, Birthday, Tzedakah, Brachot and Israeli Flag. Pictures are really appropriate for the occasion, lots of Hebrew too.

    Huge site for Passover information, fun and recipes. Also links to buying Passover items.

  • Chabad of British Columbia's The Seeling Art Haggadah
    Hardcover, beautiful illustrations in Hebrew and English. This looks like it would be a beautiful addition to you seder table.

  • Jewish Nature Center Passover Crafts
    Very unique Jewish Crafts using things from nature such as bark etc. For Passover they have Clay Bricks and Seder Plates!

  • Hanukat Celebrates Passover.
    The great Hanukah site has added a Passover site! Original Stories, great Treasure Hunts to use at your seder,(including one hunt for at home and one for a classroom) and coloring pages. Really Fun!

  • Torah Tots.Com.
    Great religious education site for young children. It includes: games, stories, educational links, music and more. It also sells baseball style cards about the Torah called "Torah Cards" to collect. Has a great colorful Hagaddah for the family and of course perfect for exciting children.
    It has *Pesach Greeting cards, Story, Coloring pages, games, and even a sample seder.

  •'s Passover Pages
    This site has pages of information on Passover, Recipes, How to Run a Seder, where to buy Passover food etc.
    (Plus any other Jewish Holiday)

    Great links to kids sites. It also has some great clip art and Wallpaper pages

  •'s Passover Pages.
    Jokes, recipes, history, electronic cards and more! This site has many holidays.

  • Passover search on MavenThe Jewish Portal. Over 67 sites listed! You might have to type Passover into the search page on this link.

  • Holidays on the Net Passover Pages
    An award winning site. Has Holiday information, recipes,stories, games, crafts, greeting cards, links, teachers guides, music and MORE!

    Has a large list of Passover activities.

  • © Use by permission.

  •'s Jewish Crafts.
    Has some frog crafts and a great Bible Craft on Moses and the Red Sea from her Bible Friends Series. A 3D scene that I think is really cute and would make a great Passover center piece for your Kids Table.

    Check out Susan's Matzah Pin
    and other Jewish crafts at Making Friend'

  • Virtural Jerusalem's great site has guides to holidays. Holidays too.

    Including Passover. It has great pages for children
    Great Themes, Educator guide and fun stuff. Includes: stories, music and a haggadah.

  • The Homer Calendar Uses Homer Simpson to help people and children count the Omer every day between Passover and Shavout.

  • The Jewish Agency-Pesach Page
    Pedagogic Center. Huge resource for parents and teachers. Lesson plans.

  •'s Passover Pages.
    Large list of links. Funology has many holidays for all religions.

    Passover Pages.

    This site has great things for special need children. It also has fun activities and recipes for holidays (including Chanukah, Passover, Sukkot, and High Holidays) and more for ALL children. Has Jewish clip art!

  •'s Passover Pages
    Akhlah: The Jewish Children's Learning Network. Has great holiday, Israel, Hebrew, Parsha lessons and fun things. Includes a kid's Passover Crafts.

  •'s Passover Pages.. Learn about Passover, send E Mail Passover Cards, Songs, *Crafts(Make a Matzah Holider, Afikomean Bag, Models of the 4 sons, Cushion), *Passover Hagaddah Coloring Pages, *Ten Plagues Coloring book and more! Don't miss Dr. Mitzvah Stories for Passover

  • The Jewish Outreach Institute Passover pages. Has a huge resource site including Pesach information. This is more of a parent site than children.

  • Shlock
    Jewish Rock Band offers Shlock Rock Educator Pages. Lesson plans help for Jewish Sunday, Day Schools and Preschools. Shows how to use their music for Holidays and learning about Judiasm.

  • PassoverPages. Games, word searches and coloring pages.

  • Passover at Crafts, E Cards, Graphics, links and more.

  • Passover pages have many articles, lessons, interfaith suggestions, recipes and tips. Some unusual things like vegitarian recipes, guide for Christian guests, feminist seders and more!

  • Hebrew Children Songs for Holidays. Has a few Passover songs.

  • Uncle Eli's Passover pages.
    This is a great site. The stories and the Under Table Hagaddah are classics! You can see the whole thing online. The book for this Hagaddah that is sold online or in stores has great color pictures!

    Passover Songs and audio classes for Passover.

  • Passover study pages.
    These are for Adults, Parents are Teachers.

  • Miriam's Cup
    A suggestion for adding a new part to the Passover Seder. Honoring Miriam the Prophetess.

  • Virtual Seder Plate.
    A fun way to show what goes on a seder plate and why.

  • Sesame Street Workshop - Passover Haroset.

  • Nurit Reshef's Pesach to Shavout Pages.
    It has some fun activities for Kids for Pesach. Including Music for Pesach. Plus MORE in Hebrew or English.

  • Pesach Journal from Virtual Beit Midrash
    Is an interesting adult resource.

  • Passover Greeting Cards from

  • Learn@JTSPassover. Pesach lessons and fun from Jewish Theological Seminary. Including some coloring pages.

  •'s Passover Pages.
    Somehow I lost this one after listing it on my new pages! A great resource site especially for homeschoolers. It has some interesting Passover crafts and recipes plus lessons on the holiday. They have a huge selection of coloring books at a new address including Passover Coloring pages
    to print out with all of the plagues and many pages of Moses and the 10 Commandments. Plus a

  • Benny's Educational ToysAlso called
    Has educational toys and materials for the home and the classroom. Just got their Passover catalog. Wonderful class packs for seder plates. Really different materials for teaching about Passover and Passover crafts. Perfect for preschools and elementary schools. Also offers flannel boards, games, stencils and more!

  •'s New Passover Jewelry and Gift Pages
    Check out my business site and sponsor of these "Fun" pages for new Passover Jewelry and Deluxe Passover Beaded Wine Charms perfect for the Seder Table.
    Miriam's Tambourine Gifts and Jewelry

  • Lori's Crafts
    Chadis Crafts' visiting artist. She know has her OWN Web site too. She Has many Jewish fabric crafts including Chanukah. With more coming. Insulated lunch bags, tote bags, challah covers, fabric bowls, tallit bags. Many come in holiday fabric. I just love her Bowls. She has many different shapes and patterns. Check out her matzah fabric insulated lunch boxes. Perfect for school or work lunches during chol amod Pesach.

    Lori has been working on many new Passover items from Matzah covers, boxes, placemats and more! Just email her with your wants.

  • Sevuplates by Marsha Anderson
    Creative artist! Beautiful and unusual Judaica glass painted plates for Shabbat and Jewish Holidays. She has some new ones for Passover. Including some for Passover.


    The Resources pages got too long so they are now divided:

  • Jewish Resources and Supplies.
  • Parent/Teacher Resource Link Page
    Generic catalogs and ordering information plus other resource links.
  • Jewish Fun sites.
    Hundreds of Links to sites for reading Jewish stories, comic books, GAMES (for little and big kids), music, make email cards, Holiday fun, learn Hebrew and Yiddish words and MORE!

  • Eileen's
    Passover Crafts

    Pesach Crafts

  • Elijah or Miriam Cups

  • Having a special glass to use to welcome the Magical Elijah to your house can be another addition to your familiy Judaica.

    Again many people have family/inherited wine cups they use for Elijah. But making one is also great.

    Also one site on this page also suggests a special cup to honor Miriam. This sounds interesting and I will look into it for my next seder.

  • Clay on Glass Kiddish Cups

  • See my Clay page or my clay on glass pages To give you ideas on making kiddish cups using a glass goblet covered with Polymer Clay and to see additional pictures of cups.

    Since you may or may not drink from this, you have to be careful to make it safe for drinking. (Some people sneak a dring from the cup to let children think that Elijah was at their house.)

    If you use polymer clay like Sculpey and seal with a Sculpey Gloss, should be able to use the kiddish cup.

    I prefer to use a glass goblet rather than just shaping a kiddish cup out of clay. The glass gives it a great feel and seems safer as a liner for drinking.

    I suggest you do not go over the lip of the goblet. Stop at the edge.

    Since grape can stain things it might be worth using White grape juice or wine for these cups.

  • Shrink Art
    Shrinky Dink:
  • Jewelry
  • Magnets
  • Name Tags
  • Labels for
    Pesach place tags.

  • This is a fun craft and easily adapted to a Jewish Theme. Shrinky Dinks are Shrink Plastic Sheets. What ever you can draw or trace with color pencils or permanet markers can be made into a key chain, magnet, jewelry etc.

    You bake the plastic on cookie sheets in your home oven or toaster oven. They shrink about 1/8th the size and thicken. I have done this craft with even 3 year olds using colored pencils. (on roughed up sheets - see their prebuffed ones.) We at camp used 1/4 sheets, punched with paper punch and made great key chains. No limit to the imagination on this craft.

    For Pesach try drawing Seder plates or pieces of Matzo. Makes great Pesach jewelry.

  • Rubber Stamps Projects

  • There are some great Jewish Rubber stamps that can be used in many different ways for Pesach.

    They can be used on the Shrinky Dinks above or on paper. The teacher or parent can stamp the designs for the kids to keep them cleaner. (kids and papers.) I have xeroxed my stampings and then had the kids color them in. The new gel pens are great. These stamps can be used as labels for place cards.

  • Pesach Place Mats

  • You can also stamp directly onto a paper to decorate your Pesach Place mats. These look great for each place setting. You can cover with clear Contact paper or if you are lucky to have access to a laminating machine. Laminate.

  • Passover Pillow Cases.

  • Most families have a special Matzot cover. But how about pillows?

    One of the commandments for the Seder is to lean or recline during the seder.

    Many people have special pillow for at least the Seder Leader.

    How about pillows for all of your guests?

    Of course we all have nothing better to do before Pesach!

    But if you make the pillow cases cute but generic, (don't put peoples names.) You can make one or more each year until you have a set.

  • Rubber Stamps with Fabric Paint

  • Rubber stamps with fabric paints are just one idea for painting the pillow case.

    The rubber stamp companies have many Hebrew letters and designs.

  • Hand Prints
  • Hand prints are another way to make original pillow cases. Of course dating the pillow cases too.

  • Plague Bags

  • More and more I am seeing Day schools and commercial sites selling some kind of bag with toys in it for the preschool (and others) to have during the Seder.

    I have heard that some have toys that represent each of the plagues.

    You have to be creative with plagues like Boils!

    Toy frogs are a favorite of these bags.

    I have not seen the bags in person but some of you other creative people may be able to email me with what you used for your bags.

    I just wanted to through the idea out there.

    Can't imagine what they would do with the killing of the first born! Scarry just to think how you would even discuss this one with child.

    Plague Bags by Sheri Wald
    Preschool teacher at Dallas JCC

  • Blood
  • Use little see through plastic containers or bottle filled with water, oil and add red food coloring or red water color from Discount Supplies.

  • Frogs
  • Every year, I go out and look for cool toy frogs. One year, I found some where the eyes' bugged out when you squeezed them, the kids loved it! I have used the plastic frogs you make jump, and sometimes just plain small frogs.

  • Wild Beasts
  • I have used animal masks and I have used plastic animals

  • Locusts, Flies and Lice
  • I use plastic bugs. I have also used bug and fly stickers

  • Hail
  • I have used balls of foil, plastic balls (like ping pong balls), and small styrofoam balls. Since the hail was actually "fiery hail" I found these clear bouncy balls a couple of years ago, when they bounce, they light up reddish/orange. These are my favorite.

  • Boils
  • We used bubble wrap

  • Darkness
  • I have used blindfolds (bandandas) but usually use wild sunglasses

  • Cattle disease
  • We have a picture of a cow laying on it's back, and plastic cows we turn upside-down

  • Slaying of the first born
  • we have a picture of a baby with a circle and slash drawn over it. Some people I know use small plastic toy knives.

    Plague bag by Shelly Kosack

    Shelly made these plague bags for her shul's community seder.

  • Blood - Juice box
  • Frogs - Frogs
  • Lice - Spiders
  • Wild Animals - Koosh animals
  • Boils - Hands
  • Hail Ice cubes
  • Lucusts - Flying bugs
  • Darkness - Sunglasses
  • Death of First Born- Baby
  • Thanks Shelly for sharing.
  • Make Your Own Chocolate Seder Plate and other Passover candy

    See Chadis Crafts' Fun Pages own candy, chocolate and craft molds store.
    Has many kinds of molds including Jewish molds for many holidays. Plus chocolate and candy making supplies that are Kosher. (You will have to search to see if any of them come in Kosher for Passover too.)

  • Make Your Own Chocolate Seder Plate

  • I have made a few of these the last few years.

    I have melted lots of chocolate in other molds and new it would be very easy. Especially with microwave melting.

    This proved the same. I bought 4 molds (see link below) with the idea of using some later for plaster. But after two years now I realize I need all for food. Everyone loved them as gifts.
    Plus you may need some for dairy and some for parave!

    I have found Shifra bittersweet chocolate for Passover. Parave! I do not usually like bittersweet but I also can't eat anything dairy, but this chocolate was incredible and smooth.

    It took 2 15 oz bars to make 3 plates.

    One suggestion is to make sure to fill the mold right to the top so the indents do not show at all. Otherwise it will be thin at these spots.

    I ended up adding chocolate after I filled the mold the first time. It just meant smoothing it with a dull knife to make the layer added look smooth.

    It was a big hit for my hosts at the seders as was the brownies (see Mom's recipe below.) and the chocolate covered matzah. (Also see link below) We could not resist.

    I had to list this craft as I found on
    Jewish candy molds. Some hard to find Jewish molds for making candy. Including this large mold for making a chocolate seder plate. It is pretty close to a full size seder plate!

    They sell supplies for soap and candies. They have been wonderful in trying to find kosher products. They said many of their supplies were O-U kosher. The are carrying the Shifra chocolate but you will have to ask if any of it is the Kosher for Passover on the label. I have bought other brands of Passover chocolate and they were fine too.

    Candlylad made an incredible effort to get all of their Kosher products and Jewish molds listed on their website. It was a pleasure to work with them.

    I also bought their catalog which is huge.


    I will have to ask some Rabbis but most chocolate molds can be used for plaster of paris molding. Just buy a second one as you don't want to use one for food and chemicals like plaster of paris. This may be a great project for a fun seder plate. One the kids can make and "play" seder but not one you might want to use for food. If you use a shellac or spray lacquer you could probably use it for the plate and use clear glass dishes for the food to sit in.

    Seder Plaster Wall Hanging

    Or put a wire hanger on the back when the plaster is wet. Make sure to balance on the edge of the mold or it will sink totally into the plaster. Then you when you are finished painting etc you can hang it on the wall as a new piece of Judaica!

    If you use the Faster Plaster Brown antiquing finish you can make it look like wood. Just paint over the whole thing either plain or after the paint dried. Let dry for a few seconds or a minute and wipe off. This makes it look old or wooden. Finish with sealer.

  • Jewish Pesach Craft Kit Resources:

    Check out my Jewish Resource page for ordering of catalogs or online shopping with Passover items and craft kits.

    For example:

  • The Just for the Mitzvah catalog online store
  • Shrinky Dink Company
  • Zum Gali Gali Rubber Stamp Company
  • Jewish

  • Not Crafty?
    In a Hurry?
    Many of the online stores sell premade items for Passover too.

    Passover Must Have Recipes.

    Eileen's recipes have moved to their own printer friendly pages.
    Eileen's Family's Favorite Passover recipes pages.

  • Passover Brownies
  • Bulkie Rolls
    Passover Rolls(sandwitch or hot dog rolls)
  • Matzah Almond Bark
  • Martha's & Tzvi's Passover Granola
  • Auntie's Mandlebrot recipes
  • Fried Matzie (Fried Matzah/Matzah Bria)
  • The brownies and rolls were my mother's recipes.
    I don't know where she got them.
    She used them for years.
    Everyone loves them and always wants the recipe.
    If you tell me they are from some book or someone else, I will believe you and give them credit.
    My mother never used recipes other than for Passover and Purim.
    Everything else was trial and error.

    Hope you enjoy.

    Need more recipes?

  •'s huge recipe file

  • Shalom's Traditional Passover Seder Recipes.

    Large collection of traditional "basic" recipes for the seder! Plus many non traditional ones too!

    Check out the Passover Granola and their Matzah Carmel Crunch Both came highly recommened. I tried both this year.

    The granola was a hit with my husband.
    The matzah crunch was a hit too but one son still liked the one from FamilyFun better. So next year I will have to make both.

  • Star's Passover Recipes.

    They have a great collection of recipes including Passover ones from famous chefs and many from users of the site.

  • Spike & Jamie Passover Recipes.

  • This site is being redesigned.
    I am posting the matzah almond bark recipe on my recipe print out page until it comes back online.'s Matzo-Almond Bark Recipe
    My families personal FAVORITE!An easy recipe for covering matzah with chocolate and nuts. You can skip the nuts if you have an allergic. I have even made it parave and it still tastes great! It can stay in the fridge for many days but that is if you can resist it that long!

  • Hershey's Recipes(chocolate company of course!)
    Has Passover recipes.
    9+ recipes for Tortes, Cakes and Macaroons just use search feature and type in Passover.

  •'s Passover Recipes

    Check out their video lessons you can watch online or buy for making matzah and wine.

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