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Purim Arts & Crafts

Serious levels of silliness will be happening across the world on the 13th and 14th of Adar! Join in the celebration by creating costume pieces and noisemakers with the fun and easy projects listed below. Some of the projects are developed with basic and advanced instructions.

  • Crayons, markers, color pencils
  • Scissors
  • String, ribbon or rubber bands
  • Glue, glue dots, glue stick or tape
  • Stapler
  • Dried beans, rice or small rocks
  • Coffee can, take-out container (for shakers)
  • Aluminum pie tins or paper plates (for tambourine)

  • Glitter pens
  • Puffy-paint pens
  • Sequins
  • Decorative feathers
  • Colored foam sheets
  • Colored tissue paper
  • Paper fasteners
  • Washers or bells (for tambourine)
  • Wax paper and plastic comb (for kazoo)


You and your older children will get a kick out of reading and screaming along with “That’s How We Roll!” (Make sure to drown out Haman’s name every time it’s read!)

Younger children will have a great time making a scroll out of “The Story of Purim,” which features lots of images that can be colored. Tape or glue the pages together along the vertical edge. (Remember, page one goes all the way to the right!) Consider adding festive tissue paper or other decoration to the back of the pages so that the scroll looks pretty when rolled up. Attach the last page of the story to an empty paper-towel roll or other cardboard tube. Roll up the scroll and tie it with a special ribbon. (Or, glue one end of a ribbon to the back of the first page, for use not only in tying up your scroll but also for unrolling it.)

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