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The girls have been getting some chocolate in their Magnet Ramadan Calendar and I asked them to save the wrappers.
In today’s 30 day Ramadan crafts challenge, we are using those wrappers to make a fanoos, the Arabic word for Ramadan lantern. Historically, they are known as symbols of hope.
Eid Al Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan, is about a week away and we thought we’d make a glittery fanoos to help us light the last important week.
This craft was done by my youngest and she’d rate it as medium. Cutting the wrappers and making them fit into the lines was getting to be too much for her. But I told her it was okay if she went over the lines a bit.
We placed out fanoos template we found online under our picture frame plastic and outlined it in black marker. I love IKEA frames since they are plastic but if you have glass it will work also. Just tape the edges, before you start, so no one cuts themselves .
Use the Sharpie to outline the fanoos template and make your lines thick. The thicker the better.
Add a piece of foil, shiny side down, inside one of the outlined areas of the fanoos. Keep it down with a tiny piece of double sided tape placed on the Sharpie line.
Keep adding layers and colors.
Keep flipping your artwork over to check on your lines/spaces. When you are finished, add your plastic back into the fame.
Display your beautiful artwork. Check out the fanoos we made last week with yarn for more fun with Ramadan lanterns.
Visit more crafts on our Crafty Arab Ramadan challenge Pinterest board.
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