Eid Step Card {Tutorial}

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Eid Mubarak! That means Blessed Eid in Arabic. Tomorrow is Eid Al Fitr, the holiday to celebrate the conclusion of the month of Ramadan.

 

For our #CraftyRamadan 30 day challenge tutorial today, I made a handmade step card. I would rate this as an adult craft since there is a lot of measuring and folding.

 

Supplies

12×12 cardstock
Chipboard letters
Chalk
Corner punch
Double sided tape
Decorative paper
Fabric flower and brad
3D butterfly sticker

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I used the tutorial here to cut the card.

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I used the corner punch to round out the edges.

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I cut the decorative paper to fit inside the blank areas of the card. I rounded out the edges of all the paper before adding it on with double sided tape.

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I added a 3d butterfly to the lower area of the card.

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I layered the four fabric flowers and attached to each other with a brad. I added a stem and grass to the right side of the card.

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I didn’t like how the chipboard letters were white, so I used chalk ink to make them gold.

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After all three letters were done, I added them to the card on the “steps”.

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I can later add a white piece of paper to the right side to write my personal note. My card was ready to fold and mail.

 

I just realized I forgot to take a photo of the card closed, so I’ll have to do it sometime during the day.

 

I had so much fun making that step card, I made another. This one says Eid Mubarak in Arabic.

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Here is a closeup. Be sure to follow A Crafty Arab Facebook page where I’ll be giving it away for free.

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Please visit A Crafty Arab’s Zibbet shop to check out other handmade cards I’ve made.

 

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Eid Beaded Safety Pin {Tutorial}

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Eid Milad Said Amreeka! (Happy Birthday America in Arabic). We are celebrating by creating an Eid* beaded safety pin brooch to wear to tonight’s fireworks show.

 

All three of my girls are in Girl Scouts and spent a lot of their time crafting SWAPs, “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” These small treasured prizes are traded with other girls and are a great way to make friends.

 

One of the SWAPS they love making are beaded safety pin brooches. They only require two supplies and there are so many different patterns online. The variety of colors in beads in endless, so any image, as long as it can fit into a 9×11 rectangle, can be made.

 

My oldest teenager came up with this pattern for a brooch that has the word EID on it to celebrate 4th of July this year. She wanted to share it with other Girls Scouts, or any other kids, that wanted to make something unique for a special gift. She rated it as easy to make.

 

Eid* is the Arabic word for holiday or festive occasion. It can be used with Eid Al Fitr, which is the celebration that comes at the end of Ramadan, or it can be used in a birthday greeting, as in eid milad said, or happy birthday.

 

Supplies

Seed beads in red, white and blue
11 medium safety pins
1 large safety pin with no coil
Piece of felt
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Whenever we work with beads, we always lay down a piece of felt to help keep them from not rolling. Pour some beads from each of the colors on the felt and start adding the beads in the pattern below.

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Follow this pattern for the letters E, I and D to be spelled out in white, surrounded by blue with a red and white underline.

 

Once all your beads have been added to the eleven safety pins, add them all to the master safety pin with no coil.

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Flip all the smaller safety pins to the other side so you can pin it on your outfit and go have a safe 4th.

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Eid Green Slime {Tutorial}

ACraftyArab Eid SlimeI was trying to come up with unusual gifts to put in children’s gift bags for an upcoming Eid Al Fitr party.

 

Eid al Fitr is the holiday at the conclusion of the month of Ramadan to celebrate the end of a month of fasting. Most Muslims attend community gatherings and children are given goodie bags and treats for fun.

 

What about homemade slime, my daughter asked?

 

Ewww, I said.

 

But soon realized that my ewww was a children’s yaaaah.  So I changed my attitude and said: why not?

 

It only took a few ingredients and a few minutes to make.  Soon we had some batches made and ready to add to this year’s Eid bags. We placed them in plastic bag with enclosures, along with instructions to keep the slime in the fridge when not in use.

 

My teenager made this and felt it was way too easy.

 

Supplies

2 cups or bowls
Water
White glue
Measuring cup
Food coloring
Borax laundry detergent
Moon and star sequence
Measuring spoons

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Add one teaspoon of Borax to 1/3 cup of water. Mix it very, very well and allow it to sit for a few minutes.ACraftyArab Eid Slime2

Place glue in 1 cup of water. The amount of glue you place is equivalent to the size of the slime you need. A lot of glue will give you a very large slime ball.ACraftyArab Eid Slime3

Add the Borax mixture to the glue mixture.ACraftyArab Eid Slime4

Add four or five drops of food coloring.ACraftyArab Eid Slime5

Keep mixing until your slime is done.  Discard the water.ACraftyArab Eid Slime6

We found these fun sequence and decided to use the moon and stars. You can choose to add sequence or just play with it as is.ACraftyArab Eid Slime7

We just added them to the slime for the kids to find later.ACraftyArab Eid Slime8

 

Don’t forget to seal it when you are not playing with it.

To enjoy more Eid gifts to give, visit

Eid Mubarak Punch Out Bookmark {Tutorial}

Eid Money Foam Envelopes {Tutorial}

 

Be sure to check out more #CraftyRamadan tutorials as part of our 30 day challenge.

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