Spring Seder Plate
Age: 5 and up
Make your own Seder plate to celebrate the Jewish Passover. Paint it a beautiful green colour to remind you of spring and all the good times ahead.
No Seder is complete without a special plate highlighting all of the Passover symbols:Charoset, a delicious mixture of apples, walnuts, red wine, cinnamon and sugar, symbolizing the mortar used to build Pyramids in ancient Egypt Bitter herbs, usually horseradish, reminding us of the difficulties endured by our ancestors Greens (can be parsley, lettuce or celery), representing spring and a time of new beginnings an Egg, symbolizing the circle of life a Shankbone or neck of poultry, reminding us of the mighty arm of God.
What you'll need:
- One round plastic or sturdy paper plate
- Five paper muffin cups
- Green acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Craft glue
- Black marker
- Stickers for decoration
How to make it:
- Paint your plate green and set it aside to dry.
- Paint the inside bottoms of your muffin cups in the same shade of green and set them aside to dry.
- Once your plate and muffin cups are dry (about 25 minutes) take your black magic marker and write the names of each of your Passover symbols inside the centre of your muffin cups: Charoset, Bitter herbs, Greens, Egg and Shankbone.
- Glue the five cups around the perimeter of your plate using a small dab of white craft glue.
- Once the glue has set and the cups are securely fastened to the plate, use your glue and sparkles to decorate.
- Use your glue bottle to write "Seder Plate" and add a few scattered dots. Then cover the glue with a mixture of green and silver sparkles. Let the sparkles sit for a few minutes, then shake off the excess.
- Add stickers and any other decorations you wish to finish off your plate.
- If your plate is small, glue the cups onto the rim of the plate to spread things out and leave you more surface to decorate.
- When you're done with the glitter, shake the excess directly into the garbage can to avoid a big, sparkly mess!