Passover, the sacred Jewish festival, that falls on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, holds great significance among the Jews as well as the Christians. This holiday is celebrated with much anticipation and cheerfulness. On this day, people of all ages unite to pray, feast and thank God for his mercies. While the grown-ups may find deep meaning in the rituals and meaningful Seder meals, it could be hard for the children to grasp the importance of this day. A simple way to get the kids involved in Passover celebrations is to help them create exciting yet easy crafts so that your toddlers and tykes can have all the fun even while participating in the celebrations. Though simple, these crafts add a symbolic meaning to the occasion and add to the merriment. It's time to pull up your sleeves and get set into the art of craft making. Ensure that your plans are simple so that your kids don't get exhausted in the middle of it. Scroll further, select from these simple yet beautiful craft ideas, and make your pick. Kiddies, it's time to get started!
Passover T-shirt Pillow
Get your kids busy this Passover with easy and simple crafts. Check out this article for easy craft ideas for Pesach.
Easy Passover Crafts
- White Craft Glue
- 1 Large T-Shirt
- 1 pound bag of Fiberfill
- 2 Rubber Bands
- 4 Artificial Flowers
- Large Sequins, Beads or Craft Gems
- 2 large Ribbons
- Blue Felt
- Trim/ Rick-Rack
- Roll the sleeves of the shirt inside out.
- Using one of the rubber bands, tie the open neck of the T-shirt.
- Stuff fiberfill inside the shirt.
- Use the second rubber band to tie the other open end of the shirt.
- Tie bows around each rubber band using ribbons.
- Pull the heads from the artificial flowers and separate the layers of the petals.
- Cut out a vase from the blue felt.
- Separate eight flowers from the layers to decorate the vase.
- Glue the vase and flowers on the front of the pillow.
- Place a strip of trim across the vase and glue it firmly.
- Decorate the flowers by placing sequins, beads or gems in the center of each flower.
- 8½x11 inch piece of Cardboard
- Felt (goldenrod, orange, cream, tan and off white)
- 1 sheet felt in a light and matching dark color (e.g. light green and dark green, light blue and dark blue, etc.)
- White Craft Glue
- Paste the light colored sheet on the cardboard.
- Cut out a candle from the off-white felt.
- For the flame of the candle, cut out a shape from the orange felt and a smaller shape from the goldenrod felt.
- To make the paper bag, cut out a rectangle shape from the tan-colored felt.
- To form the opening of the bag, cut a jagged edge at one end of the paper bag.
- Cut out another piece from the tan felt of the same width, but about 1/3 height to make the folded pleat. Glue this to the bottom of the bag.
- From the cream colored felt, cut out a wooden spoon.
- Starting off with the candle and flame, glue the items to the light colored felt.
- Glue the goldenrod flame over the orange flame.
- Paste the feather next to the candle followed by the paper bag.
- Lastly, paste the wooden spoon to the extreme right.
- To make the frame of the Bedikat Chametz, cut out a border from the dark colored felt and glue it around the edges.
Seder Table Clay Pot
- Glue, poured into a dish
- Ribbon trim
- Tiles, beads, and other mosaic pieces
- Clay garden pot in any size
- Craft sticks
- Plastic or glass cup for inserting inside the clay pot (use shot-size glasses for mini pots)
- Take the clay pot and place it upside down on a flat surface.
- Dip a craft stick in the glue and apply it around the pot.
- Cover the pot with tiles, starting with the base of the lip and continue doing it in a circular pattern around the pot.
- You may fill the gaps by gluing beads or mosaic pieces and keep it for about 30 minutes until it is dry.
- After it is dry, turn the pot up on its right side and then infix a plastic or glass cup in it which will hold the charoset at the Seder table.