We have officially started the second half of Ramadan, which means that Eid Al Fitr will be here soon.
Eid Al Fitr is a celebration that marks the end of Ramadan. Eid is the Arabic word for festive or holiday and Fitr means to eat.
To start preparing our home, my middle daughter created an Eid sign from crayon resist and watercolor today. We did this last Januray when we made a Moon and Star version, but with oil pastel.
Our letters are written in a khatam symbol. A khatam is the Arabic word for eight point star and is seen quite a bit in Middle East architecture.
We used watercolor cards to make our banner double sided. If you are using watercolor paper, just fold it in half.
2 square pieces of cardstock
Double sided tape
Cup for water
Take your orange crayon and draw an E, and I and a D inside each khatam.
Use your watercolor paints to paint all over the card.
Choose as many colors as you’d like.
Let your paint dry. Fold the card over and cut out the shapes. Stay outside the crayon lines.
Add a little bit of double sided glue to the inside. Thread your twine inside of the cards.
The intro photo is our banner on one side, here it is on the other side. The nice thing about this banner is that if you hang it in a window, you can enjoy it from outside and inside!
To see more khatam projects, visit our Pinterest board, Crafty Arab Ramadan Challenge.