This case requires a lot of teacher involvement, but the actual decor and fun parts are done by the kids. Truse me, it's worth it!
You will need:
Empty Pringles container
2 cardboard dowels from dry cleaning hangers or other wooden dowels if you prefer
Paints ( I did 2 layers, one tempera, one a fabulous glitter paint that I had won from Plaid Crafts! Stay tuned to see them featured here :) )
Pair of scissors
1. Measure the width of your dowels and cut a hole through the lid of the container using the razor so that there's a drop pod wiggle room once the dowel is inserted.
2. Use the razor to cut a straight line down the entire pringles can. Make a small cut across, and use the scissors to cut a second line down the can parallel to the first- you should end up with a slit in the pringles can that's about 1/10" wide.
3. Have the kids paint the container, or mod podge it with tissue paper- whatever you prefer. I painted it with tempera paint to cover the writing, and then when it was dry painted a coat of glitter paint. You can also provide the kids with a label stating "My Megillah" or use paint markers to write on it. The label won't stick by itself, but you can mod podge it to the container.
4. Cut one dowel so that it is 1/2" or less taller than the actual Megillah, and the second dowel, so that you have approximately 2" extending from the top of the pringles can.
5. If you are using wooden dowels, attach the longer dowel to the end of the megillah, roll it up and place it inside the can. Pull the beginning of the megillah through the eli and attach the shorter dowel. This will prevent the megillah from getting stuck in its case when you roll it using the taller dowel.
If you are using the dry cleaner tubes, you'll need the razor one last time. Cut a slit straight down the length of each tube. Reinforce both ends of your megillah with clear masking tape. Carefully insert the end of the megillah into the slit of the longer dowel, starting from the top and sliding it through. You may want to use a glue gun to ensure that it stays. Next, roll the megillah and place it in the can. Pull the beginning through the slit and repeat the process with the shorter dowel.
6. Place the lid on the can of the megillah- you may want to glue gun it closed.