Here's a simple Passover/Pesach craft that the kids can make themselves! Decorate your Passover table with beautiful jeweled wine glasses in which to drink the four cups of wine/grape juice during the seder, and use a large wine glass to make the cos shel eliyahu. And if you're not a kid, you can make an even nicer version of these using epoxy or any heavy duty, high tack glue.
- wine glasses, regular sized ones and one extra large goblet size (plastic glasses for very small children)
- glass mosaic beads, mine are from the dollar store
- double stick foam tape, or mounting tape of some kind (or possibly clear silicone/caulk, read below)
Place a bunch of the glass pieces on a strip of tape, cut into sections and then cut around the perimeter of each bead such that there is just a circle of tape on the the back. Peel off paper and adhere to glass. So simple and could even be done on plastic glasses for those too young to be working with a glass.Yes, it's true, you do see the white tape in my case, but it's not the end of the world, the glasses still look great. But if mounting tape is sold in a clear version, certainly go for that.
It also occurred to me that silicone (caulk) is much less toxic than epoxy glue, so that might also be a good option for attaching the beads to the glasses for slightly older children. Though honestly I'm not sure if the silicone dries quickly enough, or is high-tack enough to apply the beads to the cup portion of the glass. One might have to lie the glass down, apply just a few beads and wait for those to dry before turning the glass and applying more. If you decided to try the silicone/caulk version, buy a tube, not a gun style applicator which would be to unwieldy for this project.
The point of these glasses is for one time use, (you can use them a second time for the second seder as long as you wash them without letting water touch the beads) though the beads are quite firmly stuck to the glasses with the mounting tape. If you want to remove the beads afterwards, soak them in water and they'll all come off easily. Enjoy making lovely things with your kids for the Passover table, more projects to come!