Ramadan Yarn Wrapped Wreath {Tutorial}

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We made this moon yarn wrapped wreath for our Ramadan craft decor out of a few simple supplies we found cleaning our home during COVID quarantine.

The moon frame was found while going through the garage. It is from an old landscape bush, bought from our local gardening center a few years ago.

The yarn was left over from a scarf attempt last winter from one of my daughters that never fully, well, became a scarf.

We also used a pair of embroidery scissors as well to help cut the yarn in tight spots.

The moon shape is very common around Ramadan. This is due to the Islamic calendar being lunar, so the days of the holy month could be counted, depending on where the moon is in it’s journey across the sky.

To start, my daughter tied off one end of the yard to one of the ends of moon.

Then she simply kept wrapping the yarn, until she got to the other end and tied that off as well.

One tip she wanted to share, to help keep the yarn from getting tangled: every other wrap, go around one side of the wire once to hold that line in place.

My daughter made sure to leave enough on the end so the wreath could be hung outside our door to welcome Ramadan!

If you enjoyed this tutorial, please check out these other wrapped fun projects

Iqra Yarn Art {Tutorial}

Ribbon Moon Door Hanger {Tutorial}

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more tutorials that teach about Ramadan.

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30 Ramadan Quarantine Activity Ideas {Resource}

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After making the Ramadan calendar for my daughters to countdown the days of this holy month, I went to find deeds or activities to add inside.

While there were so many great ideas, including one we used in the past, most of the cards had activities that we are not able to do due to COVID19 quarantine. As much as we would like to “visit the mosque” or “take iftar to a new convert” being in isolation has made those ideas impossible at this time.

I took a little time this afternoon and created a list for them of things to do while we are in lock down. They include religious activities, as well as things to do that help pass a full or partial day of fasting for kids.

30 RAMADAN QUARANTINE ACTIVITY IDEAS

I hope you are able to use any part of this list for your own Ramadan memories. Have other ideas? Share them with us on Facebook.

To see more resources about Ramadan, be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.

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Pour Painting Ramadan Calendar {Tutorial}

I made this Ramadan calendar for my kids to make the holy month more interactive with daily deeds and prizes to countdown each day.

The holders are made from Pringles cans and the wood frame was a piece that had an incorrect cut & was on it’s way to the garbage heap.

We have a lot of Pringles cans since the children have been home from school due to COVID19 and have not been taking them for school lunches.

I asked them to save the containers as they were the perfect size to hold something for all of them at once.

I started the project by painting the entire piece of wood one solid color.

Next, I laid out the Pringles cans to see how big my moon should be. I tied a string to a pencil, tied the other end to thumbtack that I placed on the board and drew a circle. I moved my thumbtack over slightly and drew a second circle.

I cut out a piece of plastic that was big enough to cover the crescent moon shape I had just drawn and used painters tape to seal it down. I also created a star shape with the plastic and tape.

Next, I picked four colors: light blue, dark blue, yellow and purple and mixed equal parts paint and pouring medium. At first, the pouring medium will come out white, but once mixed, it will take on the color of the paint.

I poured all four paints into one large cup and used that to pour everything at once onto the wood canvas.

I keep mixing more paint and medium combinations and added them until my entire piece was covered. Any part that was still not covered, I used the sticks I used to mix the paint to help move things around.

While that was drying, I finished up my Pringles by making sure all the cans were covered with blue cardstock paper.

I then used a hole punch to make circles that fit inside the lids, to write my Arabic numbers.

After the wood piece had been outside for a few hours, I took my Xacto knife and cut off the plastic and painters tape.

I touched up some uneven edges and then grabbed my hot glue gun to attach all the Pringles containers.

Once all the cans had been added, I snapped on the lids with the Arabic numbers, starting with 1 at the top and ending with 30 in the star.

Now my Ramadan countdown calendar is done and ready for the kids. Each day, after they complete their fasts, they will take turns in the evening opening them. Inside will be good deeds, candies and other small prizes I will be adding later tonight.

And for those that haven’t figured out where the incorrect cut is on the piece of wood, here is a close up of it. But with a little tape on the back and beautiful paint on the front, it is hardly noticeable!

If you enjoyed making this Ramadan calendar, be sure to check out these

Ramadan Ice Cream Calendar {Tutorial}

Ramadan Flip Card Calendar {Tutorial}

Ramadan Pull Away Calendar {Tutorial}

Be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see more tutorials.