Eid Beaded Keychain {Tutorial}

We made these Eid Mubarak beaded letter keychains to give out to a few volunteers at our local mosque. They have been providing free iftar meals to anyone in the community.

Eid Mubrak is a common greeting Muslims say to each other during the holiday season, that means Blessed Festival, in Arabic it is written as عيد مبارك‎.

Eid AlFirtar, the holiday that commemorates the end of the holy month of Ramadan, is due to occur this Saturday.

Supplies

  • Alphabet letters
  • Cord
  • Black beads (4)
  • Keychain ring

We started by securing our cord around the keychain ring. You can do this by folding the cord in half, then looping it into the ring, bringing the open ends through the cord loop.

Before adding the letter beads, you will want to add the black beads. For the first word, tie off the cord about half way down the middle of it. For the longer second word, tie off the cord at the ring. Add a black ring to each cord, then the corresponding letters. Include the final two black beads and tie off the cord again.

That was such an easy craft that we made several. If you enjoyed making this beaded activity, check out these others we have made:

Eid Beaded Safety Pin {Tutorial}

Lebanese Beaded Cedar {Tutorial}

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99 Names of Allah Word Search {Printable}

99 Names Allah

I created this 99 names of Allah word search puzzle for my children during the last 10 days of Ramadan in observance of Laylat Al Qadr (Arabic: لیلة القدر‎).

This special night, also called the Night of Power, is thought of as the night when the Quran was first sent down from Heaven and occurs on one of the odd-numbered nights of the last ten days of Ramadan.

One of the ways to receive the benefits of this night is to perform a remembrance of Allah through dhikr (Arabic: ذِكْر‎,), Islamic devotional acts, in which phrases or prayers are repeated. Sometimes the content of the prayers includes the names of Allah, of which there are 99. These are known as ʾasmāʾu llāhi l-ḥusnā (Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎, Beautiful Names of Allah).

While there is no universal agreement among Muslims as to what exactly counts as a name of God, and what does not, I created this list that was a little more child friendly and had words that they might be familiar with already from reading their Quran.

You can download it here.

Be sure to check out these other free educational print outs.

Ramadan Food Word Search {Printable}

Ramadan Indian Food Word Search {Printable}

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99 Names Allah

Eid Treat Mini Bags {Tutorial}

Eid treat bag

Due to COVID19, I made only a few Eid treat bags for our neighborhood kids, instead of the hundreds I used to volunteer to make for our community holiday party.

I decided to spend a little time creating them and cut out each letter, then back it with tissue paper, to make it look like stained glass.

I added a little note inside the treat bags for the moms that they could put a tea light into the bag, once all the treats were gone, and use it as a decorative light. LED lights are best inside a paper bag, but any type of light or flame should never be left unattended around children.

My eldest daughter helped me cut out the letters and rated this craft as easy, once she got the hang of cutting.

Supplies

  • Treat bag
  • Letter stickers
  • Xacto
  • Tape
  • Tissue paper
  • Newspaper or mini cutting board
Eid treat bag

To start, my daughter took the letter D and adding pencil markings to the top and bottom to remind herself not to cut through. If she did not add these markings, then the middle of the D would fall out.

Eid treat bag

Then my daughter added a few layers of newspaper inside the bag, laid it flat and cut out the letters.

Eid treat bag

Now my daughter needed to figure out what size tissue paper to cut out to cover up all the letters. Once the tissue paper was cut down, she used tape to secure it in place, inside the bag.

Eid treat bag

Now our Eid treat bag was done and is ready to be filled with candy or non-candy treats. This photo also helps explain better how the middle of the D stays attached to the bag.

Eid treat bag

We played around with the placement of the letters, having some bags read from side to side, while others went from top to bottom.

Eid treat bag

If you enjoyed seeing how we made these simple Eid treat bags, be sure to stop by these other 30+ Eid Gift Cards, Party Favors, and Gift Wrapping Ideas {Resource}

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Eid treat bag