Eid Mubarak Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Day 28 of our Ramadan craft challenge was spent enjoying our first official day of summer vacation.  Today was the last day of school and we had some friends over to make sun catchers to put in our windows.

 

I had found these star aluminum foil shapes in the cooking aisle at my grocery store. I brought them home to craft with since I love using kitchen supplies in the studio.

 

Supplies

Aluminum shapes
Beads

We started by laying out our bead letters, making sure to lay them backwards. This way the front will be smooth.

Next we laid out our colored beads, placing sparkly silver in the center and red in the five points.

Our final step was baking our star and removing the foil once it had cooled down.

 

We added a suction ring to hang it from our window. You can also use thread or ribbon.

Here is what our Eid Mubarak sun catcher looks like, sparkling in our front window.

 

Please visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more of our Ramadan crafts.

 

Recycled Laylat Al Qadr Mini Light {Tutorial}

Day 27 of our Ramadan crafts challenge was spent talking about Laylat Al Qadr.

 

Laylat Al Qadr is considered the holiest night of the year for Muslims, celebrated on one of the nights of the last ten days of Ramadan. Muslims believe that on this night the blessings and mercy of God are abundant, sins are forgiven, supplications are accepted, and that the annual decree is revealed to the angels who also descend to earth.

 

We made new handprint prayers, continuing our tradition from last year.  We also spent part of our afternoon making mini flashlights to get ready for a night of extended prayers.

 

Supplies

Cling wrap
Cardboard tube
Card stock
Rubber band
Tape
Scissors
Pencil
Flashlight

We started by tracing the cardboard tube on the card stock.

Now we know the size of the inside of our cardboard, we drew out a crescent moon and star inside.

We cut out the two shapes.

We laid them out on a piece of cling wrap, then added another piece of cling wrap over. My daughter called it a shapes sandwich.

We centered our shapes on the cardboard tube and added a piece of tape to hold the cling wrap together.

We then added the rubber band to help hold the cling wrap on the tube.

Our final step was adding the flashlight inside the tube and turning it on.

Please visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more of our Ramadan crafts.

 

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