On Purim, Jews celebrate Persians trying (but not succeeding) to kill us, on Channukah, we commemorate how the Greeks tried (and failed) to kill us, and on Passover, we celebrate escaping being killed by the Egyptians. All this, Shalom Auslander points out in his novel, Foreskin’s Lament. And all this, is why there aren’t a whole lot of crafts surrounding the Jewish Holidays.
Take Easter: The Christians have bunnies and chicks, and colorful eggs. All lovely inspirations for fun family crafts. At that same time of year we have Passover: famine, and locusts, and killing of the first born. Is there a craft for that?
Well, there’s about to be.
Yesterday, I went to the Hershey’s Easter Party, a PR event where they showcased their adorable (and yummy) Easter crafts and products for 2014. Easter all the way. Admittedly adorable. Easy to do crafts. Yummy treats. But decidedly NFJ. (Not for Jews!)
So I say genug es genug (enough is enough – in Yiddish). It’s time for some Passover Crafts! And I’m here to help you adapt Hershey’s Easter crafts and Goodies for Passover.
1. Forget the Bunnies: Go Frogs (more…)