EcoFriendly Purim

Purim is a festival of joy and celebration but unfortunately one of a lot of waste too…

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Pink and Frilly Purim Gragger

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.

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Gragger for Younger Kids

Ever have a hard time keeping kids quiet during the megilla? Problem solved with this multi-taking gragger!

Gragger for older kids

 Ever have a hard time keeping kids quiet during the megilla? Problem solved with this multi-tasking gragger!

Fun and Easy Purim Costumes

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!

Colorful Bell Gragger

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.

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Creative Idea for Mishloach Manot

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.