Get your kids involved in Passover by helping them make this envelope to hold the matzoh. It's sure to be the star of the holiday meal.

October 05, 2005
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The Afikomen is the part of a piece of matzoh hidden by adults on Passover. The kids find it at the end of the seder (ceremonial meal). This cover prevents crumbs from getting everywhere, and adds a special touch to a special meal. To make it, you'll need felt, yarn, a needle, glue, and a button.

  1. Holding a 8½"x11" rectangle of blue felt vertically, fold the top corners down to form a triangle, then trim the folded pieces (see "how-tos" template) to form a triangle-shaped flap. Cut a 7"x8½" rectangle from a second piece of blue felt, and pin it on top of the first piece so the two rectangles line up.
  2. Using a ruler and a piece of chalk, mark ½" intervals around the edges to serve as a guide for your stitch. (We used a blanket stitch, but a simple running stitch also works).
  3. Using yarn and needle, sew the two pieces together, leaving the top edge open.
  4. For a decorative touch, sew or glue a button onto the flap.


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