Happy Passover!

April 22, 2016Holiday Crafts, Traditions

Thank goodness Passover is 8 days long because I’m two days late on my Passover post! The thing about a holiday as food-centric as this one is that you spend so much time around the Cuisineart you have no time left to sit at your laptop. Fortunately,  though the Seders have come and gone, there is still almost a week … Read More

Purim : Animal Masks

March 18, 2016Family Projects, Holiday Crafts

Roar!!! Happy Purim again! If you have plans this weekend to attend and dress up for your local Purim celebration, BUT: a) you’re feeling less than crafty this week b) your kids have shredded/outgrown/lost their Halloween costumes I got you covered. Attached are 4 animal masks. Download, print, color, cut out the grey holes and done! … Read More

Purim Gift Boxes

March 15, 2016Fabrics and Prints, Family Projects, Holiday Crafts

Purim is one of the most festive Chagim, or holidays, of the year. It commemorates when the Jews of Persia were saved from an evil plot lead by the king’s advisor, Haman. One of the Persian Jews, A man named Mordecai was terrified of Haman’s plan to kill them and convinced his cousin, Queen Esther, to go to the King and plead for the … Read More

Hanukkah/Winter Solstice Wreath

December 6, 2015Holiday Crafts, Home Accents, Studio

To make a successful wreath you must “embrace fake”. If it’s not real it either needs to look identical to the real thing (pine cones, realistic fruit like apples) or look like something that you’d only find in an elven forest  (gold eucalyptus, silver baby’s breath, blue maple leaves). The exception of course being the inclusion of a realistic-but-not-quite-believable animal.   “Put … Read More

Happy Purim!

March 14, 2014Holiday Crafts

This Saturday night marks the beginning of Purim, one of the most festive Chagim of the year. It commemorates when the Jews of Persia were saved from an evil plot lead by the king’s advisor, Haman. One of the Persian Jews, A man named Mordecai, was terrified of Haman’s plan to kill them and convinced his cousin, Queen Esther, to go to the King … Read More

Make Your Own Menorah

December 3, 2013Holiday Crafts

I went to a family friendly Hanukkah party a few nights ago and I brought some crafts for the kids to assemble after dessert. I drew a simple Menorah shape on a piece of paper, wrote numbers above it and handed the kids a few stacks of stickers. Some of the kids got really into it, carefully placing stickers  above the Menorah … Read More