Aren't these critters just the cutest? My 7 1/2 year old daughter made these as a part of our Ten Plagues Seder kit! I'm actually planning to make 10 little packages from clear plastic that will contain each of the plagues. During the reading of the Hagaddah we'll pass the little packages around the table for all to see. Ideally one could make a kit of ten little packages for each child, but one set will have to suffice for us this year!
In this photo I've got three of the plague so far
- The second plague: frogs
- The fourth plague: wild animals, like snakes!
- The fifth plague: pestilence, causing death of livestock. So we've got this poor little sheep here!
So only seven to go. Anyone know how to make a locust?
Some Notes On Fimo:
Fimo is a brand of colored modeling clay that is baked in the oven. It's great for small projects of all kinds
and is available in Israel for about 10 shekels for a block. If kashrus is a concern, here's what my local kashrus posek told me, though you certainly might want to check for yourself!
- As far as Pesach is concerned there is no problem with Fimo. (Though I'll be enclosing mine in plastic)
- As far as baking the Fimo in your oven, you should kasher the oven afterwards. I used a small toaster oven and then left it on high for 40 minutes after removing the fimo. So definitely wait until you have a big batch before baking, unless you have a small toaster over that could be dedicated to the Fimo altogether.