Here's a fun ten plagues Passover craft that you can make now and use at the Passover seder to create a little bit of excitement and keep the kids involved. Either you can make them as a surprise, or better yet, get the kids involved in the crafting, and they'll be even more excited. I've never actually done a craft for the ten plagues, as I just couldn't think of anything that seemed right for us......but then I started to think about the plague of lice and how my boys sure would love to see a big louse hopping around at the table, and thus the idea was born to make placards for each of the ten plagues. Here you see the first four in order from left to right: blood, frogs, lice and wild beasts. Stay tuned for the rest possibly tomorrow or the next day!
- wooden craft dowels
- colored paper
- recycled cereal box cardboard
- orange plastic plates (for the lion)
- long bumpy piper cleaners for the lice legs, frog's tongue and to attach blood drops
- a black permanent marker for all the details
- a hole punch (for the blood drops)
- double stick tape, to stick it all together!
How To: Each of these placards are double sided with the dowel hidden between the two layers. All the pieces were attached using double stick tape. The blood drop was made by painting cereal box cardboard with a sponge, great for little ones. The frog is fun to make since you use tracings of your hands for the frog legs, and for the louse we actually looked at a photograph of a real louse, and remember to attach the legs before attaching the second layer. The lion is cute made from plates, but of course you could simply use a circle of cardboard and paint it orange, and how about adding some yarn for the mane? Enjoy!
And of course you could also use this idea as super cute spring/summer outdoor party decor, minus the lice and the the blood that is! Stick your placards into the ground or into pots to welcome the guests, or make a centerpiece with them, even in a tall vase. Isn't it fun to be creative? There's just no end to to what one can do to turn any occasion into something special and memorable.