Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab
We love dot crafts because they are easy and don’t require a lot of talent. We made this Arabic Initial Tote using a used Kleenex box as one of the supplies!
We’ve made Arabic Letter Window Ornaments in the past and thought we’d try the same technique on fabric.
Sometimes it’s hard for kids to learn to draw and try to be “perfect” but when you give them alternative ways to paint, it becomes less about how they draw, and more about the overall design.
Today as part of our 30 Day Ramadan Crafty Challenge, my middle daughter created this personalized tote with the Arabic letter Ayn on it. This post contains affiliate links.
Supplies
Kleenex tissue box
Scissors
Arabic letter print out
Pencil with eraser
Paint palette
Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab
Cut out your Arabic letter.
Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Cut your tissue box on the lines and save the three largest squares.

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Measure out your two biggest squares and make sure they are even.  If they are not, cut off the excess so that your have perfect squares.  Trace and cut out the Arabic letter Ayn from the third tissue box cardboard square.

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Place your two even squares over each other to create your Khatam star and put them on your tote.

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab
Place some fabric paint on your palette and use your eraser to try out a few dots.  Then while holding the cardboard with one hand (you can also put a piece of double sided tape for younger kids) start using the eraser to place dots of fabric paint around the Khatam star.
Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab
Carefully lift up your cardboard and see if you’ve got all the points painted.
Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab
Lay the cardboard back down and do a second color if you’d like.
Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Our second color was a lighter purple but with bits of glitter.  You can see some of the shine in this photo.

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Let your star outline dry.  Take your letter cardboard cut out and place it in the center of your star.  Outline the Ayn with a different color. Ours was a silver glitter with hints of blue.

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

When you are done making dots, gently lift up your letter and make sure you like it.

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Your tote is ready for madressa (Arabic for school) in the fall! Or as an Eid present that my daughter is planning on giving a friend.

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

 

Arabic Initial Tote Tutorial by A Crafty Arab