While I love to include kids when I cook or bake, I'm not very creative when it comes to food crafts. In the past we've featured on our blog a few craft ideas for different holidays. When I met Abbey from Not2Shabby back in November I knew she would develop the perfect craft for adults and chlidren to enjoy alike. I can't think of a kid that won't love this Makkot package - CookKosher
As a mother and teacher I always find it so important to engage our children on the Passover night. We have them singing special songs, answering a multitude of questions, and engaging them in the overall Seder discussion. However, what I hear from my children year after year is “I’M HUNGRY!” And no feeding before the Seder helps. They are always starving, especially the bigger ones. This year I decided that I would pack for them a kind of “Seder Survival Pack” loaded up with some yummy goodies that would sure to enhance their Passover experience. When I was given the task to come up with an edible Passover craft for CookKosher.com I knew what that survival pack would include – Edible Makkot!!
So Here’s what I included......
Dom (Blood) – Strawberry Applesauce
Kinim (Lice) – Chocolate with white sprinkles
Arov (Wild Animals) – Gummy/Sour Bears
Dever (Dead Animals) – Chocolate Bear Lollypops
Shechin (Boils) – XL Dot Candy on paper
Barad (Hail) – Mini Marshmallows
Choshech (Darkness) – Chocolate Pudding
Makkat Bicharos (Death of the First Born) – I know this is the hardest one. I wanted it to be positive instead of negative. So instead of going with bones or something yucky like that, I realized that the kids would be mighty thirsty after consuming all those treats so I got an apple juice and attached a note that says “I know you’re just dying to drink this!”
I took all those tasty treats and wrapped them up simply with tissue paper and some curling ribbon.
On the night of the seder they will go on each of my children’s plates to unwrap. I can’t wait to see each of their faces light up when they see their makkot sacks!