The Kaab’a party favor we made today is actually a combination of two past tutorials we’ve made here on the blog.
When we were making the khatam gift wrap, I noticed the square shape. Last week when I put together the tutorial for the Kaab’a gum party favor, the light bulb went off to turn the square shape tubes into cube party favors the kids can make.
The Holy Kaa’ba (Arabic: ٱلْكَعْبَة al-kaʿbah, “The Cube”, also referred as al-ka`bah al-musharrafah), is a building at the center of Islam’s most sacred mosque, the Al-Masjid Al-Haram (Arabic: الـمَـسـجِـد الـحَـرَام, The Sacred Mosque), in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim who is able to do so to perform the hajj pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. Multiple parts of the hajj require pilgrims to make tawaf, the circumambulation seven times around the Kaab’a in a counter-clockwise direction.
We used a paper towel roll, which will give two party favors. You will need to fold it in half to find the center point.
Cut the cardboard tube on the fold.
Fold each section in half again to create the four corners of the cube.
Use the scissors to cut along two of the sides.
Fold over the cardboard tab you created, making sure it touches across so your cube will close.
Once it’s okay, cut off the other three sides.
Do the other side of your tube and now our cardboard should now look like this.
Use the hot glue to seal up the three sides of the bottom of the cube.
Once the glue is set, cut out the black card stock to size and glue it on your cube.
Wrap the gold pipe cleaner around the cube and use the hot glue to keep it in place.
Add the treats to the cube and fold over the top. We decided not to glue the top so the kids would not tear it but simply open it.
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