Elijah's Cup for Passover Seder

What you will need:

  • Wool string, or cotton yarn in several colours
  • Paint brush or sponge brush
  • An inexpensive wine glass (could be glass or plastic and easily available at a dollar store or craft store.
  • White or clear craft glue or Mod Podge, and a bowl for the glue.
  • Rhinestones, sequins and other embellishments for decorating the cup (optional)
  • Scissors

Elijah's cup is a very important part of the Passover Seder. For every Seder meal,  there is a cup of wine set for the Prophet Elijah in his honour. We thought it would be fun for the children in your house to create their own cup to honour and celebrate Elijah.

How to assemble:

Prepare work surface by covering with plastic or paper towel to avoid spills.
  • Step 1: Using paint brush, starting at the top of the glass, paint a wide strip of glue around the surface of the glass.
  • Step 2: Starting with the first colour of string at the top of glass, start wrapping around the glass until you have reached the desired width. Put an extra spot of glue onto the end and hold until secured.
  • Step 3: Repeat Step 1 with the strip of glue and Step 2 with additional colours all the  way down the glass including the stem and base. Try to ensure that wrapping is tight and do not worry about the glue, it will dry clear. When you are near the curve of the glass it is easier to turn glass upside down.
  • Step 4: once glass is completely wrapped you can add your rhinestones or sequins by adding a dab of blue onto the string, put gem on and hold for at least 10 seconds.

Project should dry in about an hour. Your table will be colourful and Elijah will enjoy drinking from this homemade cup.

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