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Afikomen Bags Craft

Afikomen Bags Craft

Traditionally, after the seder meal is eaten, the family patriarch hides a piece of matzoh, known as the afikomen, as a symbolic dessert. The child who finds it receives a small prize. In this variation, each child makes his or her own bag, which is filled with a piece of matzoh. The bags are hidden, and each child must find his or her own bag to get a prize.

What you'll need

  • 1 8- by 10-inch rectangular piece of wallpaper remnant
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn or ribbon
  • Markers
  • Glue (optional)

How to make it

  1. Fold the wallpaper piece in half. Punch holes along the two shorter sides.
  2. Tie a knot onto one end of the yarn or ribbon and "sew" together the two sides in order to form a pouch. Tie off the yarn at the top.
  3. Have each child write his or her name with markers on the front of the afikomen bag or cut out individual letters from another piece of wallpaper and glue them on.