Make a Purim Grooger
You will need:
- Popping corn
- empty juice can (with only 2 holes at the top that were used for pouring
- colored felt
- household cement
Put a handful of popping corn into the can through the 2 holes. Trace the base of the can onto the cardboard. Cut the cardboard and trim the circle so it fits snugly onto the side of the can with the holes.
Trace the base onto the large piece of felt and cut each circle so that it is about 1 inch larger all the way around. You’ll need darts in the felt to stretch it over the ends, so cut them every 2 inches to the correct size of the circle. Glue the felt over each end using household cement Wrap the rest of the can with more felt, trim, and glue it to the can.
Decorate the gragger using glue and other colors of felt. Shake and use.
Make a Purim Mask
Wearing masks and costumes is a Purim tradition. Here’s one way to make your own mask.
You will need:
- paints and paint brush
- construction paper
- aluminum foil
- cotton balls
Blow up a balloon so that it is a little larger than the head of whomever will be wearing the mask. In a bowl, combine 1 part glue to about 4 parts warm water and mix thoroughly. Cut strips of newspaper about 1 inch wide and soak them one at a time in the glue mixture and wrap them around the balloon. Cover the balloon completely with two layers of newspaper. Let it dry overnight.
When the balloon is dry, cut it in half lengthwise. Now cut two holes in one of the halves for eyes. Paint the outer side of the mask and allow it to dry before decoration with paper, paint, or any other materials. Make holes on either side of the mask to attach pieces of yarn for ties around the head.
This story reprinted courtesy of http://www.everythingjewish.com.