Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pre Passover Crafting from Crafting Jewish and a Giveaway!

In middle of all the pre-Passover hustle and bustle it's hard to think of crafting and other leisure activities. There's just so much to do. However, here we have an activity  from Crafting Jewish, by Rivky Koenig (Mesorah Publications) that can be just the break you and the kids need and can be a great "get the job done" motivator! Who wouldn't want to pick a prize out of the prize box after completing a job?

“cleaning for pesach” checklist

What you will need:
1 (8½"x11") sheet cardstock or heavy paper
markers, optional
scissors and glue
ruler and pencil
1 (12"x12") sheet patterned
scrapbook paper
peel-and-stick magnetic

How to do it:

1. Download the Pesach checklist template onto cardstock or heavy paper. Or, create your own checklist. Decorate with markers if you wish.
2. Use the ruler and pencil to measure and draw a 9"x11½" rectangle on the scrapbook paper. With scissors, cut out the rectangle. Glue the checklist to the scrapbook paper.
3. Cut two pieces of magnetic tape and attach them to the top and bottom of the back of the scrapbook paper.

Estimated time: 10 minutes

Here's my version of the prize box; made with Crafting Jewish Style matzo paper (love it!) and embellished with some stickers-it took less than 15 minutes to make. I filled the prize box with slips of paper with promised prizes that the kids love!

prize box
What you will need:

ruler and pencil
1 (12"x12") sheet patterned scrapbook paper
small tin or box
scrap of white paper to fit the front of the box
tape runner or double sided tape
alphabet stickers
brown ink pad, optional

How to do it:
1. Measure, mark, and cut a strip of scrapbook paper to fit around the tin. Attach strip to the tin with tape runner or double-sided tape.
2. Place the tin’s lid, face down, on the remaining paper. Trace around the lid. Cut out the traced shape and attach to the top.
3. Cut out a rectangle of white paper to fit on the front of the tin. Decorate it with stickers spelling out the words “Prize Box.”
4. Use tape runner or double-sided tape to attach the white rectangle to the center of the tin.
Optional: After cutting out the white paper rectangle, rub a brown ink pad lightly around the edges.

Estimated time: 15 minutes

How would you like to win a copy of Crafting Jewish? It's filled with loads of wonderful Passover crafts and recipes and one lucky winner will be getting a copy and a slew of Passover scrapbooking goodies.
Tell us how you are preparing for Passover. Do you stay home or got to relatives? Are you crafting something wonderful for the Seder? How do you keep the kids involved? Leave a comment to be entered in the Passover giveaway!

Giveaway ends on April 4th.


  1. I am prepping for Passover by putting together all of the necessary props and music for a very toddler friendly seder! And trying to figure out where to craft in between - thinking of making some easy scrapbook paper placemats... I'd LOVE to win the book

  2. Is there a winner? I was really hoping I won but haven't heard. Thanks!