Purim is an early springtime holiday of fun, fivolity, and generosity. However you intend to celebrate Purim, PJ Library wishes you a festive time.
For those with plans still in the works, you can check out our PJ Purim Pinterest Board as well as the great suggestions below:
Maybe you have never dressed up for Purim before, or maybe you're tired of the same-old dress-up routine. The links below provide a number of unique and creative ideas:
Easy, No-Sew Costumes from PJ Library — Be your favorite PJ Library character with these easy costume how-tos. Each tutorial takes less than ten minutes to create, no sewing involved!
A Round-Up of Purim Costumes — CreativeJewishMom's great collection of homemade Purim costumes, all created using thrift store finds and household items.
Purim Costumes on the Cheap — Kveller.com's Mayim Bialik ives parents ideas for giving kids "a fresh new look each year without breaking bank.
Easy Purim Costume Ideas — The blog, A Mother in Israel, shares reader ideas for dressing up for Purim.
VIDEO: Mama Doni and her band present a number of engaging Purim dress-up ideas through an original song. Watch the Shalom TV video of Mama Doni's song below.
Bake It Up for Purim
Maybe you've never made a hamantash before, or maybe you're just looking to add a new flavor to Purim. In any case, consider these triangular recipes:
Joan Nathan’s Hamantaschen Recipe — Cookbook author and Kveller.com writer Joan Nathan offers this classic recipe.
Chocolate Hamantaschen — MyJewishLearning contributor Victoria Sutton provides directions for "triangular chocolate pockets with chocolate ganache filling."
Gluten-Free Raspberry Hamantaschen — Food blog Elena's Pantry offers this gluten-free, dairy-free Purim treat.
Innovations in Hamantashen — Foodie Leah Koenig shares a couple unique recipes on the blog, The Jew and the Carrot.
Dr. Ruth's Hamantaschen Recipe — The famous couples therapist, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer asks, "Do poppy seeds have any aphrodisiacal qualities?" She offers this poppy seed-filled recipe.
Hamantaschen Recipe — The Cupcake Project offers these tips to make "the perfect Purim cookie."
Midnight Mint Hamantaschen — Based on a recipe for the beloved Girl Scouts cookie Thin Mints, this Pragmatic Attic cookie boasts a mint truffle filling!
If you've mastered all of these recipes, check out Buzzfeed's list of 36 (yes, 36!) unusual Hamantaschen recipes.
VIDEO: Making Hamentaschen -- Will and his friend make Hamantaschen in this Shalom Sesame video. Watch the video using the player below!
Shake It Up for Purim
Have you never made a homemade Purim noisemaker (gragger)? Or, would you like to make something new and different? Here are some ideas worthy of some noise:
A Juicy Purim Grogger — Kveller.com writer Rachel Teichman offers this idea for using recycled juice boxes. "Juice boxes have never made so much noise!" she writes.
Recycled Cup Gragger — CreativeJewishMom offers this easy and fun gragger project.
What are your Purim plans? Share your ideas, photos, and videos with us on Facebook!
Back to the PJ Library Purim Page
February 29, 2012