My Ramadan Moon Flip Book {Tutorial}

Today for our Ramadan Craft Challenge, we created a flip book of all the moon phases to help us appreciate this heavenly creation.  We rely on it for our Islamic lunar calendar, the tides, and werewolves (just kidding mom).


During the afternoon creation of our flip book, we talked about the different phases of the moon and how those phases are related to certain days in Ramadan.


Of course once the girls saw how easy it was to make these books, they ran off with the supplies to make funny ones…while I plan on taking a nap.


I really hope these crafts are also giving some of you a little relief on these endless Ramadan summer days. 🙂


Dark blue card stock (2)
White crayon
Large coin
Paper slicer
Binder clip

First you’ll need to cut down your paper to 2 1/2 inches by 3 inches. We ended up with 14 pieces of paper, but cut a few more, just in case.

Place your coin on the edge of your paper and trace around the coin.  Make sure you pick a spot you like, as you’ll need to draw everything in that exact same location.

Once you have your full moon in the middle, grab another piece of paper to work your way to either side of the moon, only tracing parts of the coin as you go.  When you finish, you should have your full moon in the center, then three cards on either side.

Once you have your initial six waxing and waning moons on either side of your full moon, grab more pieces of paper and fill in the other moon phases.  Here is a close up of a few more moons of various sizes next to the full moon.

After you are satisfied with your moons, place them all in order in the binder clip and flip them to make sure it works.

Make any adjustments you need and add another piece of paper for the title page of your book.
If you enjoyed making this moon flip book, try one of our other easy DIY crafty tutorials at A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.




Arab League Word Puzzle {Printable}

We took the day off from creating a Ramadan craft today to catch up on unpacking, laundry and resuming our pre-jet lagged schedules. Plus I’m trying to play catch up on posting the crafts during our trip. 🙂

I made this Arab League Word Search for the girls so I can sneak in a nap mid day, when the heat was high and the stomach grumblings are a bit loud.

Enjoy and we’ll see you here tomorrow isA for a new craft.



Eid Puzzle Card {Tutorial}

These puzzle Eid Mubarak cards were made to get ready for the big holiday just around the corner. Eid Al Fitr is the celebration at the end of Ramadan. Eid Mubarak means Blessed Eid and Muslims say it as a greeting during social gatherings.
Today we thought we’d get started on those Eid cards!
During my work at Startalk, one of my co-workers was lamenting how she had this big bag of wooden sticks and didn’t know what to do with it.  She had bought them for a project that didn’t manifest.  I told her I’d take them off her hands and come up with something.
And here it is, our Eid cards this year!  They are puzzles that our friends and family will have to put together.  We know that some of them see this blog, so their images will be different then the ones below. 🙂


Yellow acrylic paint
Blue acrylic paint
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Place your sticks next to each other so that you can put three pieces of painter’s blue tape across them.  It was a little hard to get them to stay straight while we taped, so we used the paintbrush as a leveler to help.

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Flip your sticks over and use your pencil to draw a design.  Here, I drew out the word Eid in Arabic for my daughter to trace. Try to make your design reach across all eight sticks.

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Trace out the word in the blue paint.

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You’ll need the newspaper for this second part!  We used it under the yellow because it got very messy.  Once you paint all the way across your design, let it all dry.  After a little while, place three more pieces of tape across the sticks again and flip over.

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Take the tape off the back and trace out your second design.  Here I wrote the word Mubarak for my daughter to trace.

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Again, paint around your design with the yellow paint. Allow to dry.

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Once you are ready, take off the tape from the second side and place your puzzle card in an envelope.

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When they open their envelope, this is what they’ll get.

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Now they have to figure out how to put it together!  If it might be too hard for little cousins, paint each side a different color.
You can also number the sticks (on one side) but be sure to do it with Arabic numbers and going from right to left! 🙂
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Check out A Crafty Arab on Pinterest board for more fun Eid crafts to make.
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