2018 Ramadan Crafts 30 Day Challenge Roundup {Resource}

Eid Mubarak 2018!

 

That is an Arabic greeting that is used worldwide today to mean Blessed Eid.  Muslims are sharing it as they celebrate Eid Al Fitr, the three day festival that ends the month of Ramadan.

 

For the past 30 days, my daughters and I have made Ramadan crafts to teach about our Arab culture and Islamic religion. This 8th annual tradition had a few adjustments this year as I shared a few crafts for adults and downloads.   I didn’t want to add the pressure of daily crafting as my two oldest daughters had high school finals. My youngest also enjoyed the extra time togehter.

 

Our family started this tradition in July 2011, when I was looking for Ramadan crafts to help me teach my daughters. Our tradition has continued annually through 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

 

We hope you learned something new from our activities and will enjoy this list of all of them together:

 

Ramadan Perler Beads Lantern {Tutorial}

Ramadan Flip Card Calendar {Tutorial}

Alhamdulillah Zakat Basket {Tutorial}

Ramadan Chalkboard String Art {Tutorial}

Ramadan Lantern Headband {Tutorial}

Moon and Star Confetti Bookmark {Tutorial}

Ramadan Lenticular Artwork {Printable} Guest Blog

Recycled Na’layn Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Arabic Chalkboard Lazy Susan {Tutorial}

Ramadan Man’ousheh Mini Bites {Recipe}

Ramadan Cardboard Roll Wreath {Tutorial}

Prayer Rug Felt Magnet {Tutorial}

Papier-Mâché Camel Pull Toy {Tutorial}

Ramadan Food Word Search {Printable} Blog Hop

Islamic Shrinky Dink Charms {Tutorial}

Ramadan Date Palm Cootie Catcher {Printable} Guest Post

Eid Dimensional Magnets {Tutorial}

Traveling Mosque Crayon Holder {Tutorial}

Moon & Star Paint Chip Earrings {Tutorial}

Arabic Peace Fabric Purse {Tutorial}

Eid Reversible Decor {Tutorial}

Melted Crayon Mosque {Tutorial}

Eid Spray Painted Favor Bags {Tutorial}

Recyclable Laylat Al Qadr Binoculars {Tutorial}

Arabic Chalkboard Lunchbox {Tutorial}

Eid Moon and Star Washi Favors {Tutorial}

Ramadan Lantern Washi Card {Tutorial}

Ramadan Lantern Washi Card {Tutorial}

Eid PomPom Mini Banner {Tutorial}

Eid Gold Nuggets Decor {Tutorial}

 

To see all these visually, stop by the A Crafty Arab Ramadan Crafts Challenge board.

Eid Gold Nuggets Decor {Tutorial}

We are on our final Ramadan craft for this year and I am actually sad that the 30 day challenge is over.  I have really enjoyed spending  the extra time together with my daughters, crafting while we talked.

 

But rather than think about it being over, I cherished the extra time today getting ready for Eid Al Fitr, the holiday that commemorates the end of Ramadan.

 

We have a lot of cooking in the kitchen to prepare for a few Eid parties this weekend, so the craft was short and made by my youngest daughter in between pulling cookies from the oven.

 

The paints were sent to me for my role as Plaid Ambassador and the stickers were a set I have left over from an old scrapbook project. My husband has been volunteering to build a shelf for school so I picked up the extra pieces of wood he was going to throw out.

Supplies

Letter stickers
Outdoor paint
Gold paint
Paintbrush
Scrap wood
Mod Podge

My daughter started by painting all the wood scrap pieces with the outdoor paint.  This type of paint has a bumpy texture to help give the wood the “gold nugget” effect we are trying to achieve.

My daughter waited for a few hours for the paint to dry. We didn’t bother with a second coat since we were going to add the gold paint.

After the paint had fully dried, my daughter added the letter stickers that spell ‘Eid Mubarak.’ The final step was to add a layer of Mod Podge over to seal them.

Now the letters were done and ready to be displayed anywhere in our home.

 

If you enjoyed making this Eid decor, be sure to visit other ways we decorate

Eid 3D Banner {Tutorial}

DIY Table Frame Eid Decor {Tutorial}

99 Eid Projects

 

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more fun DIY crafty tutorials

Eid PomPom Mini Banner {Tutorial}

We love to make pompoms because yarn is such an inexpensive medium for the amount in a spool.  For our Ramadan craft today we decided to try our hand at making an Eid pompom mini banner using clamps.

 

Eid Al Fitr is the holiday that comes at the end of Ramadan and is due to start this Friday.

 

Once you try your first banner, you’ll get the hang of how many pompoms to add to make them smaller or larger.  You can also decide to make your banner multicolored like ours, or only choose a few colors to follow a theme.

 

I had to ask my husband to borrow the clamps we used to make the pompom since they were not a tool I normally keep in my studio.  Otherwise the supplies for this craft tutorial are minimal and your banner length is only limited by your table length.

 

Supplies

C clamps
Yarn
Scissors

Place the clamp on the end of a table and tie the main line to the top. This is the yarn that you will not cut, so for the tutorial, I made it white so you can see it.

Add more colors to the c clamp, alternating the colors but making sure to keep the white yarn always at the top.

Cut smaller strands of the white yarn, as many as you want pompoms.

Tie the smaller strands around all the colorful yarns, making sure the knots are tight. I did one on top and two below to make sure they did not slip.

Cut the extra hanging strands short. Next you’ll want to hold all the color yarn together, except for the white yarn, and cut across.

Keep cutting across until all the pompoms are cut.  untie the white yarn from the c clamps

Fluff up each pompom and cut off any strands that might not match.

Your banner is now ready to decorate with and that was so easy and fast, we made two.

I think our next one will be school colors to celebrate the last day of school next week.

But for now, this one will be combined with our original Eid pompom banner for our upcoming weekend celebration(s).

Be sure to visit our other Pompom craft tutorials

Eid PomPom Sheep {Tutorial}

Kuwait PomPom Flag {Tutorial}

PomPomRamadan Pompom Crescent Moon {Tutorial}

99 Eid Creative Projects

 

Stop by A Crafyt Arab on Pinterest to see more fun activities