Before you begin today’s Ramadan craft, I have to warn you that it may become addictive. The latest craze that my daughter has discovered is washi tape.
We’ve used it before to make an Eid origami necklace, but this time, we had to buy more colors and designs.
This is justified by telling ourselves that the thinner washi tape will look better on the Ramadan moon and star we are going to make, but let’s be honest, who can stop at only buying one washi roll?
Since we bought a number of rolls, we did more than one shape. Come back tomorrow and see what my daughter does with more of today’s fun.
Favor bags (instead of card)
Double sided tape
She started by using the ruler to draw out two squares offset from each other to make the khatam. A khatam is the Arabic word for eight point star and used a lot in Arab architecture. She also drew a moon shape and cut both out.
My daughter added washi tape, alternating the different ones to make a pattern.
Once the shapes were covered, she turned them over and made sure the edges of tape had a solid fold so that the fronts looked clean.
The final step was using the double sided tape to add the moon and star shapes to the favor bags.
Well, there is also the step of filling the bags, either a flat gift card, or a few toys like a spinning top, eraser and a candy coin. To find more ideas of what to put inside the bags, be sure to stop by these 99 non candy Eid favors suggestions.
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