Quran Candy Nuggets {Tutorial}

The Month of Ramaḍān is the month in which the first revelations of the Holy Qur’ān came down to the Prophet Muḥammad (Peace Be Upon Him).

It is widely reported that the first verses of the Holy Qur’ān revealed to the Prophet (PBUH) as He meditated in the Cave of Hira was the Sūrat al-Iqrā:

Iqrā’ bi-smi rabbika’lladhī khalaqa
Khalaqa al-insāna min ‘alaqin

Iqrā’ wa rabbuka al-Akramu

Alladhī ‘allama bi’l-qalami

‘Allama’l-insān ma lam ya‘lam

It is translated as such:

Read: In the name of your Lord Who created
Created man from a clot
Read: And your Lord is most Generous
Who has taught by the Pen
Has taught man that which he knew not.
(Holy Qur’ān 96:1-5)

To help celebrate the importance of books and reading in Islam, our project today involves making these Surat al- Iqra Quran Candy Nuggets

After your children eat the nuggets, tell them to keep the piece of paper to help them memorize this treasure.

Supplies

Hershey’s Nuggets
Card stock
Glue
Ribbon
Surat al-Iqra printout

Along with using the Hersey’s Nuggets for their size, we are also using them because in English the word ‘nugget’ also means a  tidbit of wisdom.
Place two Nuggets on your cardstock and cut out. Use this template to cut out the rest of the rectangles.

Put a dap of glue and place the ribbon down the middle of the cardstock.

Glue the Nuggets to the cardstock, two on each one.

I cut and pasted the words to the Sūrat al-Iqrā in a word document at a 7 size font and printed it out in columns. Cut them out in strips to fit over the Nuggets.
Fold it in half.
Glue the Surat on top of the Nuggets and fold over the ribbon.  We also put a tiny bit of glue on the bottom of the ribbon, making sure it doesn’t cover any writing.
Your Quran Nuggets are all ready to hand out to the kids. Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more of our DIY tutorials.

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Islamic Daily Salat (Prayer) Chart Tutorial {Guest Blogger Post}

Jumma mubarak (Arabic for happy Friday)

I am a guest blogger today over at Multicultural Kids Blog!

Come on over and check out our 30 Day Ramadan Crafty Challenge project there: an Islamic Daily Salat (Prayer) Chart Tutorial.

Islamic Daily Salat (Prayer) Chart Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

This post was part of MKB Ramadan for Kids series. Follow along as we share crafts, activities, and other special ways to teach children about Ramadan!

Be sure to find us on Instagram with the hashtag #MKBKids.  It is so captivating to follow so many moms all across the world raising their multi cultural kids!

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Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet {Tutorial}

Amazigh are an indigenous ethnic group that live in Africa.  They follow a nomadic lifestyle but generally tend to hang in countries like Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso.

In the past, they have mistakenly been refered to as “Berbers.” This term was given to them by a Roman general and was later found in Muslim historical documents. They name they prefer is Amazigh, or Imazighen the plural, which means “free and noble men.”

Amazigh jewelry is beautiful because it was one of the few things that the nomadic lifestyle could support.  Since the groups usually picked up camp and traveled from place to place, adornment that would go on walls as paintings or quilts in other homes turned into art that was shown in personal adornment and cloth weaving.

Cynthia Becker, a professor of art and architecture history at Boston University, explains how “the body adornments are not only masterpieces of thier identity, but also reveal the strength of women within their tribal worlds.”

Inspired by looking at Amazigh jewelry online, we came up with this gold and black bracelet to honor my Amazigh Taita (Arabic for Grandmother) from Derneh, Libya. Allah Yarhamha (May God Rest Her Soul)

Supplies
Oversized stamp
Black shrinky dink
Circle cutter
Hole punch
Oval rings
2 Pliers
Clasp
StazOn ink (works on plastic)
Cutting mat

Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Stamp your design on the shrinky dink three times on one sheet, leaving plenty of room for cutting.

Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab
Your will have six stamps when you are done.  Leave them out in the sun to dry.
Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Use your circle cutter and cut out the designs. Use your hole punch to cut out two holes across from each other.

Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Laying two at a time in your oven tray, bake them according to instructions.

Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Your design will shrink to about a third of the side of the original.  Here we’ve put the two together so you’ll get an idea.

Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Take an oval ring and attach two gold circles to each other, contine to attach until you get to the end two.  Use two more oval rings and attach a clasp to one end.

Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Your bracelet is done and now you are ready for an Eid party!

Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

I love the details of the stamp and wanted to take a close up so you can see how much it looks like carved gold.

Amazigh Inspired Shrinky Dink Bracelet Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

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