Sunday, March 27, 2011

Purim Carnival

I have great memories of the Purim Carnival at my parents synagogue when I was growing up. We joined a new synagogue earlier this year, and I was so glad that the Purim carnival was great fun. My son played every game more than once, and he had fun picking prizes. I took a bunch of photos and made a 2-page layout for him to remember the day.

The bright colors in the Hanukkah collection are perfect for Purim too. I love to add some Hebrew to my layouts so I was thrilled to use one of Maya's labels. (If you haven't seen them, scroll down to her post about Mishloach Manot and click on the free download).

I couldn't find the right letters for my title, so I ended up stitching it. This technique is much easier than it would seem. I create a template on a scrap of plain paper, place it over my layout, and poke holes with a paper piercer. Putting a foam mat underneath makes it easier to poke the holes. I stitched around the edges too.

In case you are wondering about the photo in the lower left, the rabbi was very patient as people threw sponges covered with whipped cream at him.

Don't forget about our Purim giveaway. Add a comment to this post telling us something about how you celebrate Purim or linking us to your own Purim project and you'll be entered to win.


  1. I looks like tons of fun! Great stitching!

  2. This lo is great! I love the two page spread with the multiple photos and the stitching adds a great touch!

    We love Purim carnivals, too! (Brings out the kid in all of us!)