Purim is a holiday meant for celebrating joyously, so involve your kids in making craft projects to aid in the fun. Here are some of our favorites:
Recycle your empty plastic bottles and use them to make these Bottle Noisemakers from Joyful Jewish:
You can use any bottles, but the smaller-size soda or water bottles are probably easiest for little hands to grip.
These Paper Plate Noisemakers from A Mother in Israel are simple enough for even very young kids:
And you probably have all of the supplies at home already, including ribbon and stickers.
How cute and easy are these Paper Plate Masks from Here We Are Together:
Kids will have fun making – and playing with – these Wooden Spoon Purim Puppets from Joyful Jewish:
You could also use popsicle sticks for smaller puppets.
These adorable Paper Plate Hamantaschen from Here We Are Together are also super-easy and you can vary your “fillings”:
Instead of tissue paper, use pom poms, leftover scraps of fabric for texture, or fill with real candy and hand out as mishloach manot!
And kids will love making these Purim Ice Cream Clowns from Busy in Brooklyn! Decorate with candy, cereal, sprinkles, whatever you have on hand.
Have your kids help you prepare your mishloach manot by decorating bags and containers for the treats, as shown on Crafting Jewish Style:
And here is a link to some fun Printable Purim Activity Sheets from Jewish Homeschool:
For more ideas, see our Pinterest board for Purim Crafts.