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Ten Plagues on a Plate
No, no, no!!! I will not let them go! We love hearing the story of Moses and King Pharaoh this time of year. My kid sings this all day long and when we thought about some crafts we could do for Passover, we knew we had to do the Ten Plagues. It was also a great way to recycle some old but great chotchke toys left over from party goodie bags!
We combined Flies, Lice and Locusts into one plate. We used some shiny metallic stickers and stuck them on felt, cut them out and glued them on the back of a paper plate. You can also stick the stickers on directly to the plate, but the felt will give them more dimension.
We used silly animal bands for the Plague of Dying Cattle. We glued the bands in all different directions to show the animals in despair!! This was the easiest and most creative one for my kid.. and I must say that he came up with the idea!!
Frogs frogs everywhere, frogs here, frogs there, even in my underwear!!! That’s my kid’s favorite part of the song. We used many small rubber frogs and one huge mega leg frog for the Plague of Frogs. We just glue gunned these all down.
Yes, we even did the one for the Plague of Bloody Water. We squeezed some clear hand sanitizer into two double bagged zip locks and added a drop of red food coloring.
Viola, a bag of red squishy water. We cut out some waves on the plate and double stick taped the tightly sealed bags of “red water” on the inside of the plate. Please make sure your bags are sealed really well, since it is food coloring, it may stain if it leaks out. This was my kid’s favorite one….of course because it involved food coloring!!!
What could be more fun then red and brown puffy painted Plague of Boils!! My kid had fun with this one, he wanted to add more and more paint. Once you are all done with all the Plagues, glue down another plate to the inside of the original plague plate(s) and insert a stick which will soon become your Plague holding handle.
We used bamboo skewer sticks from Cost Plus, greatest store on earth!! On some of the heavier plates that had more objects on them, we used two stick so there would be enough support to hold up the plate.
We really had a lot of fun with this craft. My kid was so excited to come up with the ideas to use for each Plague and I must say, I did take his advice on most of them. We can’t wait to take these Ten Plagues on a Plate to our Passover seder and share the fun with our friends and family. Now for the instructions…
Ten Plagues on a Plate
Prep Time: 45 minutes Hands on Time: 30 minutes
Paper Plates(white or colored)
Bamboo Skewer Sticks
Hot Glue Gun
Double Stick Tape
Stickers and Felt (Plagues of Flies, Lice and Locusts)
Animal Silly Bands (Plague of Dying Cattle)
Rubber Frogs and Huge Mega Leg Frog (Plague of Frogs)
Red Food Coloring, Clear Hand Sanitizer and Zip Lock Bags (Plague of Bloody Water)
Red and Brown Puffy Paint (Plague of Boils)
Yellow Puffy Paint, Black Liquid Tempera Paint and Googly Eyes (Plague of Darkness)
Crystal Rocks (Plague of Thunder/Hail)
Red Pipe Cleaners and Paper Baby Icon (Plague of Death of Firstborn Son)
Begin by gathering up all the toys and items you need for each Plague and place them on a paper plate. For each Plague or group of Plagues, do the following:
Plague of Flies, Locusts and Lice: Place the shiny metallic stickers on felt, cut them out and glue them on the back of a paper plate with the hot glue gun. Next glue the plate to the inside of another plate but leave space to put your stick in. After the glue has dried, put some hot glue on the bamboo skewer stick and put the stick in the opening between the two plates.
Plague of Dying Cattle: Place animal silly bands on the plate and glue them down with the Elmers glue. Follow the same steps as first Plague for plates and sticks.
Plague of Frogs: Place all frogs down and glue down frogs with the hot glue gun. Follow the same steps as first Plague for plates and sticks. On these plates, we used two sticks since it felt a bit heavy.
Plague of Bloody Water: Squeeze some clear hand sanitizer into two double bagged zip locks and add a drop of red food coloring. Very carefully close both bags. Next cut out some waves on the plate and double stick tape the tightly sealed bags of “red water” on the inside of the plate. Follow the same steps as first Plague for plates and sticks. On these plates, we used two sticks since it felt a bit heavy.
Plague of Boils: Squeeze out red and brown puffy paint into dot shapes on the plate. Follow the same steps as first Plague for plates and sticks.
Plague of Thunder/Hail: Place crystal rocks in different shapes and sizes on plate and glue down with hot glue gun. Follow the same steps as first Plague for plates and sticks. On these plates, we used two sticks since it felt a bit heavy.
Plague of Darkness: Paint the plate with black liquid tempera paint. Once the paint has dried, glue down the googly eyes with hot glue gun all over the plate. Next, with some yellow puffy paint, paint a moon. Follow the same steps as first Plague for plates and sticks.
Plague of Death of Firstborn Son: With the hot glue gun, glue down a baby boyish paper icon, like a onsie, booties, rattle (anything blue!) Next take the red pipe cleaner and make a circle shape with a diagonal line through it and hot glue gun it to the plate. Follow the same steps as first Plague for plates and sticks.
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