Moon & Star Paint Chip Earrings {Tutorial}

Today’s Ramadan crafts involves using up some materials we had from a past project, the outline of the country of Oman.

 

We had made it out of paint chips and used them again today with a punch to create crescent moon and star earrings for an upcoming Eid Al Fitr party.

 

The crescent moon & star are seen as iconographic symbols of the Islamic religion, dating back to the Ottoman Empire.  Today they can be found on the flags of Tunisia, Libya, and Algeria.

 

Eid al-Fitr (عيد الفطر‎ in Arabic) is celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan and will occur this year around June 16.

 

My youngest made these earrings and can’t wait to show them to her friends at the party since she loves the way they sway.

 

Supplies

Mini hole punch
Paint chips
Pliers
Earrings fixings
Ovals
Punch – circle & star

My daughter punched out four circles and four stars from the different paint chips.

To create the crescent, my daughter put the circles back into the punch and cut out the new shapes.

The next step is to put all four back in to the punch, but this time, my daughter put them in different angles to make them different sizes.

My daughter used the mini hole punch, towards the top, after carefully stacking all four pieces.

She added the ovals to the moon and star, along with the earring fixings.

Now the earrings are done and ready to be enjoyed. She now wants to try it again with different colors.  I guess it’s time to go back to the hardware store!

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