Last week at Crafting A Future, my group of fearless crafters, namely boys ages 7-10 enthusiastically spent a few hours making a fun ten plagues passover craft! This is actually a mini version of the Ten Plagues Placards that I made a few years back, and certainly a little easier for kids to make themselves. Set the kids up with just a few simple supplies, and this project could literally occupy them for hours! I'm sure that sounds great right about now?
None of the boys were actually able to execute all ten plagues in the hour and a half alotted, so this set, done by a seven year old was completed as he stopped by to finish the three plagues he was missing on another day, too cute! And it's so very appropriate that his skewer representing "dam" makes such a statement, as his mother works in a medical clinic and his father is the director of hatzala (volunteer emergency medical organization)!
I love the simple drawings, and realize that I really need to work with all of my students to help them with their drawing skills, which need developing lest they grow up to be adults who can't draw a thing!
And one of the things I love about this craft, is that no matter how simple the embellishments it still looks just as cute as can be as long as an assortment of colors is used.
- colored card stock, including black (we used black notebook paper)
- a scalloped circle and circle craft punch (optional)
- pipe cleaners
- high tack glue and/or hot glue operated by an adult
- wooden skewers
How To: Decorate circles or scalloped circles with simple pictures to represent each of the ten plagues. Two of the plagues, namely lice and locusts should be made from ellipses with pipe cleaner legs, and frogs can have pipe cleaner legs as well.
Make two identical shapes for each plague, and after they have been decorated, sandwich a skewer between them using the glue of your choice. Bury the sharp point of the skewer between the shapes.
Skewers can be used as a teaching tool at the seder, or even placed in a low vase as a centerpiece. Have an amazing Passover seder!