I’m started to take the animals from my Arabic Alphabet Animal poster and turn them into coloring sheets.
I’m still trying to figure out if others can download them and use them. I’ve decided to start with the letter Seen (sīn), which is represented by Sakina the Samaka, which is how you say fish in Arabic.
Sakina spends his days sleeping and missing everything around him. Other words that use Seen are sareer (bed), sama’ (sky), and saratan (crab).
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My daughters recently created these beautiful crescent moon and star window art ornaments.
It was a wonderful project for little kids that was messy enough to be fun, but easy enough to clean up afterwards.
We are going to try doing it again during Ramadan.
Yarn cut into foot long strands
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/2 cup Water
Crescent moon and star template on paper
Heat the water and cornstarch over medium heat to make it thick and translucent. Do this ahead of time so that it cools and the transport it to a big bowl with a wide rim.
Place wax paper on top of crescent moon and star template and cut the yarn into foot long pieces.
Place the yarn into the bowl of the cornstarch glue to coat it. Pick up the yarn by the end and squeeze out extra glue by running it between two fingers.
Lay the yarn inside the template and keep repeating until the yarn fills up the moon shape.
Do the same with the star shape and then run a few pieces of yarn to connect the two shapes by running the yarn in and out of the two shapes.
Be sure to press the yarn flat to dry by adding another peice of wax paper for weight. Leave it flat to dry for at least three days.
Hang a dry piece of yarn from the top of the moon to a window cling and hang. Enjoy!
Check out A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more moon crafts.