Purim is a festival of joy and celebration but unfortunately one of a lot of waste too…
I have one daughter and four sons so I think I can be forgiven for indulging my pink side every once in a while. This Purim noisemaker was a creation from some old scrapbooking pieces I had and an old cardboard jewelry box. The result is a pretty spectacular and unique gragger.
Ever have a hard time keeping kids quiet during the megilla? Problem solved with this multi-taking gragger!
Ever have a hard time keeping kids quiet during the megilla? Problem solved with this multi-tasking gragger!
One year, my son wanted to be an elephant for Purim. He’s not the kind of kid that can wear a store-bought costume all day. So, I dressed him in his usual grey hooded sweatshirt and sweatpants and added some extras of my own. I cut elephant ears out of grey felt and pinned them to his hood (he actually kept the hood on!), and made a tail out of the same grey felt material to pin onto the waistline of his sweatpants. We found a trunk mask at a local party store, and we had ourselves a very cute costume!
This gragger (noisemaker) has turned into something of a family favorite. The noise isn’t as loud and intense as a standard gragger. The bells make it sound like a cross between a baby’s rattle and a sleigh ride.
Traditionally, Mishloachai Manot (the sending of food) are two food items (from different food groups) sent to at least two friends. Over the years, Mishochai Manot have developed into sometimes elaborate food packages to many friends and family in your community.