My husband traveled to Australia for a Simcha a few years ago and I was toying with the idea of creating a real fun original Purim costume for him.

I had already painted one of his old hats and a couple of ties and it really helped break down some of those barriers or misconceptions about Chabad etc.

One could’t help but smile and comment and feel somewhat delighted by this Rabbi with a great sense of Purim!

It does take time… but over a couple of nights when the kids weren’t trying to ‘help’ paint Tatty’s surprise Kapote, it began to take shape!

All you need is to a) confirm that the Kapote you use is really and old one….(I say this because as I was making this surprise, I got this panic feeling that maybe I painted the wrong one!!) and b) to purchase some fabric paint, either puff paints or liquid fabric paint.

Just be creative! Think BIG…if you have a lot of material to paint! ….and have fun with it!

A painted tie is easier to pull oa group of Hebrew School kids just for Purim!

I hope to add some more to my husband’s Kapote this year and when I do I will make sure to share the updated look!

(A painted tie is easier to pull off with little time as well as an old hat…and if you are really inclined…try painting ties with a group of Hebrew School kids just for Purim! )


Print, cut and decorate! Simple, sweet and easy!
Print, cut and decorate! Simple, sweet and easy!

MVP cards front

I made these cards by printing them on white card stock. On the back I had facts and information about each character of Purim. I did this for our Purim in the Ball Park theme as I was copying the “baseball card collection” concept.

The kids loved these cards which were pre cut. Once they gathered all their cards from the different piles, they used beautiful colored pencil crayons and adhesive sequins and tiny little glitter and gemstones, small pieces of satin cut in strips (for capes etc.) to decorate their “Most Valuable Player Purim Cards”.

I had displayed each card already decorated as sample to inspire.

For some reason, I can’t find the other side to these cards but if I do, I will definitely post!!

But really these cards can be used for little ones as puppets (just stick popsicle stick to back) or for bigger kids to make gift tags or cards for their Mishloach Manos.

Kids could decorate these at Hebrew school, preschool etc. and then hole punch the top of each card twice ( each whole about an inch a part) and thread these on a beautiful ribbon across your venue for your Purim Party.

You could even have the kids write something on the back so they will feel proud of their work and so will their parents!

You could also make a memory game out of this too or even a simple version of ‘old maid’….using Haman as the bad card!

The ideas are endless!

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