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.
Even More Easy, Last Minute Costume Tutorials — On PJ Library's Facebook page, follow along with this tutorial about how to make costumes in 10 minutes or less.
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.
No-Fail Sprinkle Hamantaschen — Kosher.com has a wealth of hamantaschen recipes and this sprinkle dipped one is time tested and kid approved..
No Bake Hamantaschen — PJ Library parent and blogger Jennifer has the perfect, easy solution for kids who want to cook without any help.
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