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!
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