Purim Grager Craft for Kids

noisemaker craft

There are many ways to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. You can bake Hamentaschen, dress up like Queen Esther, have a Purim carnival or make some noise. Make some noise? Yes, that’s right. The grager is a noisemaker that is used on this holiday. Every time that Haman (the villainous prime minister) is mentioned, it’s customary to make noise with the grager. Even though you can buy one of these noisemakers, your kids can also make their own!


  • A paper towel roll (just the cardboard tube, not the towels)
  • Fabric (reuse scraps)
  • A thick craft stick
  • Duct tape
  • Dried beans
  • Tempera paint
  • A paintbrush
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the tube in half. Your child can make a second noisemaker from the other half.
  2. Paint the cardboard tube and the craft stick. Let the paint dry completely.
  3. Position the tube horizontally. Place the craft stick over one end, extending downward to make a handle. Place a swatch of the fabric over the stick and the tube’s opening.
  4. Tape the stick and fabric. Make sure the hole at the end of the tube is completely covered.
  5. Spill a handful of dried bans into the tube.
  6. Cover the other end with fabric, and tape it in place.

Wave the crafty grager back and forth to make noise!