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Purim Time: Jewish Traditions of Purim, Purim Masks, History and More

By: The Editors of

Purim, a Jewish celebration that occurs in March, is a great holiday for crafters! Kids love to dress up in costume for carnivals and the megillah reading. You can also try some great Purim recipes for the traditional holiday cookie, Hamantashen.

Table of Contents

What is the festival of Purim?
Jewish Traditions of Purim
Purim Masks
Our Favorite Purim Craft Project
More Jewish Holiday Craft Project Ideas


What is the festival of Purim? What does Purim celebrate?

Purim is celebrated every year during the Hebrew month of Adar (which typically coincides with our month of March) and commemorates the deliverance of the Jews from Ancient Persia from Haman’s plot to destroy the Jewish people. During the Purim celebration, Jews read the Purim story of how Queen Esther managed to trick Haman and ultimately had him hanged and saved the Jews. To this day, Jews use Purim as a fun, festive celebration that represents the salvation of their people.

Jewish Traditions of Purim

Purim is not considered a religious holiday by most Jews. In celebrating Purim, there are many common Jewish traditions. These include reading the megillah (or the Purim story), dressing up in costumes and Purim masks, eating Hamantashen (fruit-filled triangle cookies) and singing songs. Some religious schools or synagogues host Purim carnivals for their students or younger members where kids can dress up, eat and play games. In honor of the Jewish traditions of Purim, we have included some of our favorite mask projects. While these were not designed specifically for Purim, they are fun projects to do with kids and make a great addition to any Purim costume.

Purim Masks - Fun and Easy Craft Projects

Beaded Celebration Mask

Beaded Purim Mask Project

Turn this Mardi Gras-themed mask into a the perfect glittering addition to your Purim costume. Use beads, tape and thread on a platstic mask and have this grand look in no time. You can customize the mask for any costume or ensemble.

Gold Celebration Mask

Gold Purim Mask

This dark painting technique looks great on this Purim mask. Design your own or follow this tutorial for a fun costume mask that would make a great add-on to any villain costume, like Haman.

Fun and Easy Full-Face Purim Masks

Fun and Easy Full Face Purim Mask

This project is easy and great for kids! Just take a store-bought plastic mask, grab some threads, beads, sequins and feathers and customize your mask to fit with your costume.


Our Favorite Purim Craft Project: Celebrate Purim Card

It's tradition to give gifts of food on Purim, so why not give a card too? This beautiful handmade Purim card features a group dancing and is crystal-embellished. It's makes a great touch to an already sweet holiday gift.

Purim Card



  • Ruth’s Jewish Stamps
  • Vertical Purim – 779
  • Group Dancing – 445

Other Materials

  • 3mm Crystalina® Peridot Crystals
  • 3mm Turquoise Round Holographic
  • 6mm Gold Heart Nailheads
  • Kandi’s Professional Touch® HotFix Applicator
  • Green, Blue and Stripe Cardstock
  • Black and Gold ink pad
  • Black and Gold embossing powder
  • Adhesive


1. Use green cardstock for the card.

2. Cut a strip of stripe paper as a left border.

3. Cut blue cardstock 3”x 3”.

4. Using Black dye ink, stamp Purim stamp onto stripe paper.

5. Using Black embossing powder, emboss Purim stamp.

6. Using Gold dye ink, stamp Group Dancing stamp onto blue cardstock.

7. Using Gold embossing powder, emboss Group Dancing stamp.

8. Using adhesive, place the stripe paper and blue paper on the green card.

9. Using Kandi’s Professional Touch hotfix Applicator Wand, apply embellishments.

More Jewish Holiday Craft Project Ideas

Dreidel Quilt Block

Hanukkah Candle Quilt Block

Hanukkah Garland

Hanukkah Napkin Ring

Happy Hanukkah Card


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