Every year we decorate old oatmeal containers (and sometimes matza meal containers) with pictures and coat them with modge podge to create Purim gifts. We give these away to some of our friends. This year, my son decided to put comics and homemade Purim cards on his containers. My daughter opted for photos of her friends on her containers.
Elsewhere in the Blogosphere
- Learn about how you can help agunot (an agunah is a woman who’s husband won’t give her a get, a Jewish divorce) on Mom in Israel’s post.
- Purim in Jerusalem lasts for several days – the real Purim day in Jerusalem this year is today, Friday. Watch the fun on Real Streets of Jerusalem.
- On the blog Jewacious, there are often fabulous reviews of interesting books. For example, here’s a review of An Italian Renaissance: Choosing Life in Canada, by Robert Eli Rubinstein. “He writes forthrightly, but beautifully, detailing his parent’s journey to Canada, to start life anew, and unbeknownst to them, in a city that was filled with antisemitic individuals. His family and the other Jewish refugees were known as “greenies”, a derogatory term, and one used frequently when being spoken of. “
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Oh I really love this idea…I used to make doll cradles out of ours. Your idea is more imaginative….
We’ve been doing this for so many years… we save those oatmeal containers for a whole year (and yes, we do eat a lot of oatmeal, at least my husband and I do). When I started, I did most of the work and my kids would glue on stickers. This year, my son did his totally on his own, and my daughter mostly did hers on her own (though I helped her find the photos of her friends; after all, I took the pictures!).
I so love this idea. It could be applied to other celebrations, too, such as Hanukkah, or even for Passover, filled with morsel delights.
I love the photo and creativity of your children.
Thank you for the mention.
There is a stressful side to all this, too, though- we have to start preparing for Purim far in advance! But we had fun doing them.
Yes, I understand the advance planning. It is stressful, I’m sure.
Best of all, your kids help you!
Well, two out of three. My eldest doesn’t do arts and crafts projects, not his thing. But he does do some cooking for Shabbat (schnitzel and sweet-and-sour meatballs are his specialties).
I recognized the matzah containers! It is nice that your children have their own ideas about how the containers should be decorated.
Those are all oatmeal containers! The matza meal containers are smaller. Yes, we value their individuality.
Happy Shushan Purim and Shabbat Shalom!
You do such cute containers – what fun to receive they must be :).
PS Did your survey.
Thank you for doing the survey – the more, the merrier.