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Purim Graggers

Updated: Feb 12

Haman was the evil Persian leader who tried to destroy the Jewish People. We shake the gragger when his name is heard during the Megillah Reading to erase his memory.


Make noise in style with these awesome DIY Purim graggers! (Noise makers)




Car Gragger

Helicopter Gragger

Character Gragger

Clapper Gragger

Simple Gragger

Simple Gragger #2




The Car Gragger (Medium difficulty)


What you need:


Pencil

Scissors

Hole Puncher

Funnel

Paper

Cardboard Tube

Rubber Band

Beads or Beans

Brads x4

Soft Bottle Caps x4


Instructions:


1. Trace a cardboard tube in the middle of a piece of paper.


2. Draw a larger circle around the circle you just traced.

3. Cut around the large circle.

4. Poke 4 holes in the tube (2 on each side). These will be where your wheels will go.

5. Cut lines from the outer circle to the inner circle (but not all the way past the inner circle)

6. Place paper circle on top of cardboard tube and fold the flaps down.

7. Cover the entire opening and secure tabs down with rubber band.

8. Turn upside down and fill with beans. Use a funnel if necessary. Repeat step 6 on the other side to trap the beans inside.

9. Carefully poke a hole in each of the 4 soft bottle caps with a scissor. (You can also cut circles out of cardboard instead.)

10. Attach each wheel with a brad.





Click here to download the instructions:

CarGragger
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.56MB



The Helicopter Gragger (Easy)



What you need:


Screwdriver

Pencil

Scissors

Funnel (optional)

Plastic bottle with cap

Extra Plastic Cap

Beans or Beads

Craft Sticks

Screws

Cardboard


Instructions:


1. Fill bottle with beans using funnel and cover bottle with the cap.

2. Sketch and cutout rear rotors from cardboard.

3. Use a plastic lid or cap as a spacer and carefully attach two craft sticks with a screw to make the rotors. Attach the rear rotors from step 2.

**Craft sticks break easily so be careful!




Click here to download the instructions:

Helicopter Gragger
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.23MB


The Character Gragger (Difficult)



What you need:


Screw Driver

Hammer

3 Screws

3 Nails

Bells

Wood Block

Foam Ball

Pipe Cleaner

Decorations!


Instructions:


1. Fasten 3 screws as buttons into your block (the body).

2. Hammer 2 nails almost all the way down on the top of the block about half the head of the nail apart from one another. Then slide another nail point up (be careful!) Hammer both nails to secure middle nail pointing upwards.

3. Press foam ball into nail to secure the head on the body.

4. Thread 3 bells through a pipe cleaner spreading each one out.

5. Starting on one end, wrap the pipe cleaner around each screw. The remaining pipe cleaner can be cute, wrapped around the block, or tied around the screws.




Click here to download the instructions:


CharacterGragger
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.06MB



The Clapper Gragger (Easy)



What you need:


Screwdriver

4 screws

2 pipe cleaners

2 wood blocks


Instructions:


1. Fasten 2 screws into the opposite ends of your block.

2. Tighten pip cleaner around one screw.

3. Place hand between 2 screws and stretch pipe cleaner over your hand.

4. Fasten on opposite screw. Repeat steps 1-4 to make your clapper's pair.




Click here to download the instructions:


ClapperGragger
.pdf
Download PDF • 2.06MB


The Simple Gragger (Easy)



What you need:


Pencil

Scissors

Funnel (optional)

Paper

Cardboard Tube

Rubber Band

Beans or beads


Instructions:


1. Trace a cardboard tube in the middle of a piece of paper.

2. Draw a larger circle around the circle you already traced.

3. Cut out the larger circle.

4. Cut lines from the outer circle to the inner circle (but not all the way past the inner circle).

5. Place paper circle on top of cardboard tube and fold flaps down.

6. Cover the entire opening and secure tabs down with rubber band.

7. Turn upside down and fill with beans. Use a funnel if necessary.

8. Repeat step 6 on the other side to trap the beans inside.



Click here to download the instructions:


SimpleGragger2
.pdf
Download PDF • 1.55MB


The Simple Gragger #2 (Easy)



What you need:


Funnel (optional)

2 Plastic Cups

Tape

Beans or Beads

Decorations!


Instructions:


1. Fill plastic cup with beans or beads.

2. Place 2nd cup on top.

3. Tape the two cups together!

4. Decorate!




Click here to download the instructions:


SimpleGragger1
.pdf
Download PDF • 3.49MB


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