February (Eve) 23-24, 2013
Because these award winning
have gotten to
long, I have moved the Purim recipes to their own pages.
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
I have added many crafts to this list that can be used easily for: Sunday Schools, Day
Schools, scouts and others.
Eileen's Original Jewish
When I think of Purim I think of Kings
and Queens. So here is a craft projects that even teens like! Pony Beads and
Chenille Pipe Cleaners twisted to make beaded crowns. Step by Step pictures of
a Queen's and King's crown. These used Glow in the Dark beads for evening
safety. But teens really liked using sparkle pony beads for their crowns.
Beaded King and Queen Crown
JEWISH BEADIE PROJECTS.
Now 25 Different
One of 4 new original Purim Patterns
Purim, Shabbat and Havdallah,
My original designs!
Bible and Jewish Symbols.
The hottest kids crafts crazy in years are Pony Bead
Projects for : Beadie
I have had many requests for Jewish Patterns as
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
beadie projects and I
will either add them to my site, giving you credit of course, or link to your
sites.See my beadie animal page for 100's of
general patterns and instructions.
and Traditions an
Shalom Boston.com's Purim Pages .
have some other Purim pages plus some great recipes from many different Jewish
(See a few listed below)
Nancy E. Wright's Purim Poem
Nancy is a
Crafts customer that wrote a Purim poem but had no way to get it on the web.
Chadis Crafts is hosting it. Do you have a craft or poem you want to share?
Kosher gift baskets.
Gifts and food for all year round
including special Purim baskets. Ship anywhere in US and Israel
Purim Jewelry and Gift Pages
Check out Eileen's
business site and sponsor of these "Fun" pages
http://www.chadiscraft.com/ for Purim Jewelry, Deluxe
Beaded Wine Charms for Purim and other Purim Gifts
Eileen's business pays all of the expenses for the over 50 pages of free
craft lessons and links. Plus hosts sites for some non
I can't believe I
did not find this site before! Wood kits sold in bulk. Purim, Chunukah, Shabbat
and more. Groggers,Megillah kits, dreidels, yads and more. All look to be in quality wood products
perfect for the classroom, for home schoolers and camps. Sold individually and
in bulk discounts.
PURIM WORLD WIDE WEB RESOURCES
Facts, Fun, Lessons, and Crafts.
ENJOY THE HUNDREDS OF LINKS AND LESSONS ON THESE PAGES!
Has lots of general craft supplies.
You will have to email or call to get
their small Judaica Craft catalog.
But if you search on Jewish you will find
some Judiac beads and books.
Great source for Purim Carnival Prizes!
Paper Stuff for kids and grown-ups. Has
great printable sheets for printing. You print them out and they show you how
to fold into a toy. 100's of patterns! Cars, buildings, paper dolls, hats,
crowns and more! You can print many in color or color them yourself. Check out
their King's and Queen's Crowns and Tiaras perfect for Purim.
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 Purim), Shabbat, Israel, Aleph Bet, Birthday, Tzedakah, Brachot and
Israeli Flag. Pictures are really appropriate for the occasion, lots of Hebrew
Recipes, games, crossword puzzles, word searches, send a Purim E
card and more from this online Jewish Magazine.
123greetings.com's Purim E
Send some great Purim cards to your friends and relatives.
Chabadonline.com Purim Pages
Fancy multimedia! Songs to listen to. Games, information, Megiallah, Recipes. Great kids pages that can be
printed out with the "WHYS" of Purim. Even has a Costume Contest if you email
your pictures right after Purim. Chabbad really likes to help people learn
about Judiasm. This Purim site is a wow!
Purim Pages Has a great page on how and why to send
(food baskets) for purim.
This site has pages of information on Purim.
(Plus any other
info on Purim
on the NET.
This is a great site for information on all parts of Judiasm. It
also has great
pages for Kids.
Hot Site list for Purim A list of 100 sites!
Jokes, history, electronic cards and more!
This site has many
Purim search on Maven,
The Jewish Portal. Over 35 sites listed!
Holidays on the
An award winning site. Has Holiday information, recipes,stories, games,
crafts, greeting cards, links, teachers guides and MORE!
Purim. Purim crafts and recipes include
groggers or graggers and masks you can print out to color.
Virtual Jerusalem's Purim.
Customs, Themes, Educator guide and fun stuff.
Pedagogic Center. Huge resource for parents and teachers. Lesson plans.
Funology.com's Purim Pages.
Funology has many holidays for all religions.
Purim at Web
Holidays. Traditions, email cards, recipes.
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.
cards, Story, Coloring pages, games, and even a
Shpiel. (available in
English with Hebrew and/or Yiddish words.)
I have had this site on many of my other pages. Just noticed they have
Purim 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!
Akhlah: The Jewish Children's Learning Network. Has great holiday,
Israel, Hebrew, Parsha lessons and fun things. Includes a
Purim Story for parents of
toddlers to read together.
A Chabad site. Great Purim Chasidic stories.
Pages.. Learn about Purim, send E Mail Purim Card, Songs,
Pages and more! Don't miss Dr.
Mitzvah Stories for Purim
Purim and Chanukah words at Dr. Nirit Reshef's Funland. I have links to
other parts of her site for a long time. Great resource. Did not see this Purim
Jewish Outreach Institute. Has a huge
resource site including Purim
The Story of Purim,
Recipes and more! This is more of a parent site than children.
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. They have a few Purim Songs.
Pages. Parent/Teacher resources.
Has a site with
directions for the plastic shrink art sheets.
Making Friends.com's Beaded
This gave me the idea for my beaded Crowns. They also have great
paper dolls that can be used for Bible figures and possibly can be adjusted for
Purim although the clothes are more bible-like.
This site is amazing!
Check out all of her costume
and face painting info.
East Valley JCC's Purim Pages
PagesRecipes, articles, stories and more
Return to Index - Site
To see a COMPLETE list
of all of the other craft and fun pages on my site.
Purim Crafts and Recipes
Clay On Wooden Yads
Clay On Aluminum Foil Frame
For Full directions
Yahoo Group J-Craft had an interesting discussion on adult Purim crafts. One
suggestion was a silly Yad for Purim.
Yad= object usually hand/finger shape
used to help follow along and keep your place while reading.
This could be an adult or child's
I had already done a lesson on a clay on wood
yad as a project for a Bar Mitvah gift. See
My make your own ritual wear page. So when
this this online discussion started, I had some fun thinking about it. I thought
I would add some of my ideas on Purim Yad's onto this page.
If you are lucky enought
to find a wooden yad, covering with Sculpey is very easy.
A colorful yad could
be used all year round but what about Purim designs?
handleKing or Queen Crown on end.Make one annually to match
your costume theme. Add triangles all over the yad for hamantasen
shapes. Grooger shapes on the yad or one on the end would also work
Hopefully if I have time before Purim, I will make one and
post a picture on line. If not check back as I will as soon as I can.
If you don't have a wooden yad to cover than
you can make a long shape with a pointing finger/hand on the
end with rolled aluminum foil then cover with a sheet of Sculpey (white or terra cotta
Sculpey would work. Then you can stamp with Purim stamps or cover with colorful
The terra cotta or white sculpey could also be left plain and
painted after baked.
If using on a "real" Megillah, one on parchment or in a
prayer book, then you might check the hand to make sure it is smooth, sand if
needed, add a glaze etc. This will keep the yad from hopefully ripping the paper
you are reading. What ever you use for your pointer part check carefully to see
if it will leave pencil like markings, dirt etc on the holy papers.
Most of you know that I love working with Sculpey Clay.
love to bake it on top of something.
This time I used a opaque white plastic
bottle I recycled from Dannon Drinkable Yogurts.
Using the bulk box of terra
cotta color Sculpey, I rolled a sheet of about 1/4" thick and covered the
I filled it with about 30 kidney beans.
I made a 1/2" thick flat
circle of clay that I put on the top to seal the beans in.
I rubber stamped
designs into the clay.
Bake as any Sculpey project.
260 degrees for about
Make sure to cover your pyrex or other tray with parchment paper
to keep chemicals off of dish.
When cooled, I painted the whole thing with
Flaster Plaster Brown Antique medium but only let dry about 1 minute.
with paper towel.
This gives the look of wood or leather and makes the rubber
I did not glaze the Sculpey as I liked the feel of the clay for
I also liked the feel of the neck of the bottle as it stayed in my
hand when shaking.
Using drinkable yogurt plastic
containers again as above but in two sizes.
Clay: Sculpey clay in bulk box
cotta for tops and bottomsWhite sculpey in bulk box for
bodyAbout 1 1 1/2lb box of each color to make about 10-12 groggers.
Rubber stamps in Purim shapesBlack acryllic
paintSponges or paper towels
Pearlized powders in copper and goldSculpey gloss
glaze.pinto beans(about 1-2 lbs.)wax paper for working
surfaceParchment paper to line cookie sheetmetal cookie
sheetsPointed clay tool or tooth pick to carve names into
bottom.Hand wipes (always after clay work but especially when working
with the terra cottaBaby powder to act as a release for rubber
stampsChild safe clay slicerAluminum foil for surface to
Give small ball of white clay to
each child to soften. Have them make a ball and then roll into snake.
snake around the bottle. Then squeeze the clay to flatter and stretch to cover
the bottle. Leave bottom and rim empty. Make sure to check for bubbles, holes
or weak spots. You need to make sure to have thick enough clay to allow for
Rubber stamp the white clay
Give a smaller ball of terra
cotta clay. Have them soften and then make a ball. Rubber stamp the ball and
trim only slightly larger than bottom. Smooth to be seamless with white clay. Apply to bottom and carve child's name
on the bottom.
Make a second ball of terra cotta, rubber stamp and leave
until beans are inside the grogger.
Fill with beans only to the top of the neck. Leave room for
clay to move/make noise.
Place clay on top to seal.
Give small amount of
white or terra cotta clay to child and have them roll into a snake. Use this to
wrap around the neck and secure the top.
After baking and letting cool in the
Paint with black paint
wait a few minutes. Wipe off with sponge or
paper towel. Wetting as necessary. Leave paint on the body and in the lines as
When dry rub some gold or copper powders by finger onto the
Place on aluminum foil for an almost no stick surface. Apply glaze. (Glaze is needed on this project to hold powders on.)
If bottom is powdered too, make sure to wait a day or a few hours and then
tip over to glaze bottom.
Milk carton grogger.
Use a 1/2 pint or pint paper carton from milk or
orange juice. Rinse inside and out and let dry. Fill with small beans enough to
make some noise. Tape shut. Decorate the outside with construction paper, tissue
paper, foam art sheets what ever. Popular designs are of course: Kings with
cotton ball beards and Queens with Foil paper crowns. But you can even make a man with
Triangle Black Hat for the bag guy. (We don't want to say his name!)
Name TagsLabels for
Purim Gift Packages.
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 Purim try
drawing Purim Characters or Grogger shapes. Makes great Purim jewelry or extras
for your costume theme. Add child's name and glue pin on
back. Use for name tag. See Company info
below for ordering material even in very cheap bulk.
There are some great Jewish Rubber stamps that can be used in many different
ways for Purim. 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 or gift cards for your Purim Gift
Trays. You can also stamp directly onto a paper or gilter bag to decorate your
Shalach Manot Bags.
Jewish Purim Craft Kit Resources:
Check out my Jewish Resource
page for ordering of catalogs or online shopping with Purim items and craft kits.
example: The Just for the Mitzvah catalog /online store
They have Purim
kits to make groggers (Grogger),
Purim Masks,Paper Crowns, Megillah, Shalach Manot Bags. Jewish
Coloring Purim books & Megilah Scrolls, Purim Mishloach Manot
Cardboard baskets to make, Hamantashen Mishloach Manot lacing projects. Many
come in class/group packs.Janies' Coloring Hats
Has great paper hats with printed
designs from many Jewish holidays including Purim. Very reasonable, great
graphics and Hebrew. Has bulk packs too.
In a Hurry?
Many of the online stores sell premade items for
Large chocolate groggers. About 3 oz. of
I bought the mold from
Candlelandcrafts.com This is one
of many Jewish molds and Holiday molds they carry. This mold makes two large
candy grogger. It has a Hebrew word I have been told means something about
This mold as all plastic molds this company carries would be
great for soap making or plaster too. So buy extra molds. Remember once a mold
is used for non food don't use it for food. Some chemicals may stay on the
plastic. They also sell small lollypop size groggers, Hamentasens and other
I used chocolate and white chocolate (dairy) melting chocolate usually sold
for dipping fruit or making chocolate almond bark. The package I used came in
12 2 oz cubes. I have two molds (4 groggers). I melted 6 cubes in a glass
bowl at a time. Enough for one mold (two groggers). I melted in the microwave a few times at 30 second each. Making sure to
stir after each 30 seconds. It took about 2 minutes for them to melt.
I usually put all molds on wax paper in case I spill. Make sure that mold is dry
as water can ruin the melting chocolate because of its high oil content. I made
some all chocolate. Others a combination of white and dark. Make sure to even
the top (back of candy) with a spatula so the finished candy will lay flat. Also
make sure to move the mold back and forth a few times to fill all of the design
and to break up any air bubbles. Let sit for at least a half hour. Remove from
mold. They should pop out if done with a little pressure. Be careful as the
handle is lighter then the middle and this can snap the handle off the grogger.
Great for giving in your baskets.
Candlycrafts also sells chocolate if you
can't find it in a store near you. They also sell a great
If you wrap in a plastic baggie or cover with colored/or clear
plastic wrap this would be very special for in side your Purim
EASY Sugar Cookie Mix
When my children were in preschool they came home with Purim cookies. They loved
them and wanted more. Many people of course have different traditions of cookie
dough vs pastry dough desserts. I grew up with a yeast dough dessert. Of course
my mother stopped making them years ago. She can't find her recipe. One of the
rare moments when she used a recipe! So for years I have tried every cook book's
or friend's family recipe for yeast dough. Still have not managed to get the
light dough of my dreams. My kids of course could care less! So here is a
version of the preschool recipe.Buy sugar cookie mix from the
store.Add flour to make it a little stiffer.Shape into a small
circle using a glass or free form.Add 1/2 teaspoon or so of jam, peanut
butter with raisans, peanut butter with chocolate chips or whatever. Fold three corners
to center. Leaving some of the filling showing.Bake until to done using
the package directions as a guide.
When in doubt or no time...
from Jewish: Grocery Store, Day School or Purim Carnival.
For real Purim recipes, check
out the WWW resources on this page.
More recipes: Purim FruitcakeHamantaschen - Pareve Cookie dough styleHamantaschen - Yeast Dough - DairyApricot filling ( parave}Dried Cranberry and Sour Cherry Fillings
(pareve)Haman's Ears ( Orechhi Di Aman) (pareve)Mohn (Poppy Seed ) Cookies pareve.For more recipes
Boston.com, go to their recipe archives:
Shalom Boston.com's Purim Pages
Purim Meals and more!
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The Resources pages got too long so they are now
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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!
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