30 days of Ramadan Crafty challenge roundup (2012)

The 30 days of Ramadan Crafty Challenge started back in July 2011 to give my three daughters a fun creative outlet for making Islamic crafts.  I had hoped that these crafts would occupy their new days of fasting.

As I wasn’t able to find any Arabic, North African or Islamic craft books at our local library or online, we’ve just made up our own creations, using other holiday crafts as inspiration.

It was our hope to inspire others to celebrate the month of Ramadan with their own children.

We are looking forward to Ramadan 2013 to create more crafts!

Here are the 2012 crafts in alphabetical order:

1.    A Nesting Islamic 8 Point Star Mobile
2.    Arabic Newspaper Gift Bag
3.    Arabic Newspaper Hairclip
4.    Arabic Newspaper Star
5.    Eid Blue and Yellow Paper Garland
6.    Eid Candles
7.    Eid Countdown Chain
8.    Eid Goodie Gift Basket
9.    Eid Lambs
10.  Eid Metallic Star Tutorial
11.  Eid Mubarak 2012 puzzle
12.  Eid Saeed Table Runner
13.  Eid Spraypainted Lanterns
14.  Egyptian Fez Party Hat
15.  Glittered Glue Garland
15b. Glittered Glue Garland – part two
16.  Hanging Vellum Ramadan Lantern
17.  I Love Allah This Much Card
18.  Kaab’a Paper Clip Bookmark
19.  Lebanese Cedar Bead Tree
20.  Mosque Banner
21.  Mosque Night Light
22.  Our Islamic World Word Search – free download
23.  Palestinian Heartbreak T-shirt
24.  Peace Cork Coaster
25.  Ramadan Moon & Star
26.  Recycle Can Eid Lamp
27.  Recycled Zakāt box
28.  Quilled Eid Mubarak Card
29.  Ramadan Good Deeds Sticker Book
30.  Syria is in My Heart Necklace

Eid Mubarak 2012 {Puzzle}

Eid Mubarak!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, what an amazing month this has been.  Full of crafts, fun, and family!

Click here to read about our 30
days of Ramadan Crafty challenge
or click on the tags on the right with the
words Ramadan or craft tutorial  and they should get you to the 30
crafts we made over the past month.

To finish off our Eid tutorial crafts, I’ve created a fun Eid Mubarak puzzle for you to create.  May peace enter every house, joy blossom in every heart and Allah bless every soul in search of freedom!!

Eid Spray Painted Lantern Tutorial

I had to go into Seattle today for a hair cut to get ready for Eid tomorrow.  While there, I stopped at my favorite store at Westlake Center, Daiso!  For those that have never been in a Daiso, it’s basically like dollar store, but everything is from Japan.

I was walking around, finding all kinds of goodies for the girls’ Eid baskets for tomorrow and came across these standing lanters.  Of course I had to buy them.  How could I not for only $1.50 each!  After I came home from my hair cut, the girls and I got to work getting them ready for the Eid party tomorrow!

Paper lanterns
Spray paint
Cutting mat
Print out of EID letters
Painter’s blue tape

I printed out the letters EID in a Word document.  I wanted the letters to be big, since my lanterns are 10 inches high.  I changed the font size to 600.  Then use the Xacto to cut out the letters.  Be sure to save the middle of the D!

Tape the letters onto the lantens.  We also used a little bit of blue tape, folded over, inside the letter’s edges so there wasn’t any bleeding.  We thought it was a good idea to tape the three lanterns to each other so that they won’t move around from the spray.  My daughter found some rocks to put inside the lanterns to help hold them in place.

Put down some cardboard or newspapers to save your driveway from turning yellow.  Spray your lanterns and make sure you don’t over paint them.  You don’t want the paint to run.

Let your lanterns sit outside until the paint is dry.  Hang your lanterns from a string, or just put them on your Eid table top for decorations.  Hope everyone has a Eid Mubarak tomorrow!!!