DIY Elijah’s cup craft for Passover

Mar 15, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Kids can help observe the Jewish Passover by making fun crafts to contribute to the celebration. According to Jewish tradition, the prophet Elijah will visit every Seder to take a drink from this special cup. Kids will love decorating a beautiful cup that can be left out in his honor.

Elijah's cup

This year, help your children to feel more involved in the traditions of Passover. Kids will have fun making a special Elijah's cup that can become a family keepsake for years to come.

What you'll need:

What you'll need for Elijah's cup craft

  • a glass cup or goblet
  • Mod Podge or craft glue
  • paint brush
  • tissue paper
  • scissors
  • gems, stickers or sequins

What you'll do:


Cut the tissue paper into 1-inch squares.

Elijan's cup - cut the tissue paper


Thoroughly clean and dry the glass before you get started to remove any stains or debris. Dip the brush into the Mod Podge and start painting the Mod Podge on to the glass. If you don't have Mod Podge you can use regular craft glue instead.

Elijah's cup - add Modge Podge


Start sticking the 1-inch squares on the glass.

Elijah's cup - stick squares on glass


Paint over each square with the Mod Podge once it is applied to the glass. Layer the squares so that they overlap each other.

Elijah's cup - layer the tissue paper


Keep adding tissue paper squares until the entire glass is covered.

Elijah's cup - cover the glass


Once the glass is completely covered, give the entire thing another coat of Mod Podge to seal it. Let the Mod Podge dry thoroughly.

Elijah's cup - add another coat of Modge Podge


Once the Mod Podge has completely dried, start gluing the gems to the cup. Let kids decorate the cup as much as they like with gems, sequins or stickers.

Elijah's cup - add gems

Image credit: Amy Vowles

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