A Crafty Cup
Happy Passover to those celebrating! Boy oh boy, the holiday sure came early this year. We’re in the midst of a spring holiday marathon with St. Patrick’s Day, Passover, and Easter on consecutive weekends.
One important tradition of the Passover Seder is Elijah’s cup. Every year, we set out a glass of wine for the Prophet Elijah and open the front door to invite him in. I remember Seders at my grandparents’ house when I was little. Elijah’s cup was always set at the kids’ table by the front door.
Since nobody is supposed to drink from Elijah’s cup, it’s mostly for show (and symbolism), so shouldn’t it look extra special? Why not have a little craft time to make a unique, beautiful, decorative cup to welcome Elijah to the Seder?
How you choose to decorate your cup is totally up to you! The one thing you’ll definitely need is a wine glass, either from a thrift store or dollar store (glass or plastic is fine). After that, you could use yarn, sequins, gems, tissue paper, stickers, paint, glitter, or anything else you can think of! Keep in mind whatever you use, you’ll probably need some glue or mod podge, paintbrushes, scissors and a flat workspace that can get a little messy. The best way to get glue on your wine glass is to use a paintbrush and paint it on. This will ensure an even, thin layer of glue that you can wrap yarn around, press tissue paper on, or sprinkle glitter over.
Take a look at these fabulous examples from some great blogs and feel free to click the source links for full tutorials.
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