Nowruz Sib Tutorial (Happy Nowruz 2016)

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Tomorrow is Nowruz, a holiday celebrated in Iran and by those who speak Farsi all over the world.

Part of the holiday celebration is placing a half sin table in your home and one of the items is sīb, or apples, in Persian.

Last year on our road trip through Florida, my girls brought with them an origami book and covered my rental car dash with their creations.  Including origami balloons that my eight year old loved making.  Something about taking a flat piece of paper and turning into 3D art just by blowing was so much fun for her.

As she was making them, I couldn’t help but see an apple shape in the design. So today I thought it might be fun to do a craft for kids, by taking these square balloons and turned them into apples for a half sin table in your home.

Supplies
Square origami paper
Green card stock
Scissors
Bone folder
Sticks
Glue

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Fold your square piece of paper in half.  Make sure the bottom of the paper meets the top portion exactly.  We like to use a bone folder to make sure our folds are crisp. You can use your fingernails too.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Fold it again in the other direction.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Fold your square piece of paper diagonally in both directions. Your paper will now have a X and a + in the middle of it.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Fold in the upper right corner.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Repeat it on the other side so that your paper now looks like an arrow shape.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Fold the side flaps to the top.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Repeat this on the other side.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Fold the right corner into the middle.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Repeat on the other side.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Turn the whole thing over and repeat on the other side until now you have a diamond shape.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Tuck the top and bottom loose flaps into the folds you just
made.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Repeat this for all four flaps.  Turn the folded paper to the end that does not have any flaps. Locate the hole in the center of this side. Blow into the hole. The ball should inflate – just remember to keep those flaps tucked in.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Add a dap of glue in the opening and place your stick inside.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Cut out a small leaf design from the green cardstock.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Dap a little more glue and add the leaf.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Your sīb is done!

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

Make more to hand out to friends, neighbors or co-workers and tell them all about Nowruz and how apples represent beauty and love.

Nowruz Sib Tutorial by A Crafty Arab

To learn more about Nowruz, visit –

Nowrūz – سال نو مبارک (Happy New Year!!!)
Norooz Mubarak 2015

To buy handmade Nowrus cards, visit –
A Crafty Arab Farsi Cards

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