Make Your Own Grogger (Noisemaker) for Purim
No m’gillah reading is complete without groggers! They're easy and fun to make at home.
This grogger has turned into something of a family favorite. The noise isn't as loud and intense as a standard grogger. The bells make it sound like a cross between a baby's rattle and a sleigh ride.
- One colorful popsicle stick
- Colorful twine
- 8-12 Colorful small bells (you can get them easily on Amazon)
- Scotch tape
- String the bells on to the twine.
- Wrap the twine around the popsicle stick
- Secure the ends either by tying loose knots or by taping it down.
Homemade Maraca Grogger
- Small, empty, clean plastic bottles; or empty, clean juice cartons
- Beans or large beads for filling
- Fabric scraps, fancy papers, paint or other art supplies for decorating
- White glue and water
- Fill bottle or box with the dried beans or beads.
- Seal it. (For juice boxes, you might want to use heavy tape to ensure it doesn't pop open when shaking.)
- Using watered down white glue as an adhesive, affix scraps of colored tissue paper, paper confetti and/or paint to the gragers to decorate them.
Learn another way to create a Purim grogger with this video from BimBam.