S’more Crescent Moon Dip {Recipe}

eid kid treat recipe

Our family was introduced to s’mores dip at a girl scout event and plan to add a crescent moon shape to the top, to include it in our Eid AlFitar home party.

Eid AlFitar (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎), is the holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. When it begins is determined on a lunar calendar. Part of the festive celebrations is baking treats and sharing them with loved ones.

Due to COVID19, this holiday will be harder without friends and family around, so we have decided to spend less time making elaborate desserts, with elaborate fillings that only the two grownups in the home would have to finish alone. We will be spending more time making kid friendly treats, by having the kids decide on the foods they want to eat.

The word s’more is a shortened version of the words “some more” and is a sandwich treat that consists of a melted marshmallow added to a layer of chocolate placed between two pieces of graham crackers. The first known s’mores recipe was published in a Girl Scout guidebook from 1927.

S’mores marshmallows are traditionally melted using a campfire, but we made our dip in the oven by gathering a few supplies in our kitchen.

Supplies

  • Chocolate chips
  • Marshmallows (we get halal ones from Trader Joes, check your local organic grocery store for non-animal ingredients)
  • Pie pan
  • Toothpicks
  • Yellow & purple sprinkles
  • Butter
  • Graham crackers
  • Paper towel
  • Wax paper
eid kid treat recipe

Place one marshmallow on a toothpick and fully submerge it in water.

eid kid treat recipe

Wipe most of the water off on the paper towel, then roll the marshmallow in the sprinkles.

eid kid treat recipe

Let the marshmallows sit on the wax paper for about have an hour, then use kitchen scissors to cut them in half. If your scissors get gooey from cutting, rub a little butter on them in between. Clean the scissors off between the different colors.

eid kid treat recipe

We made 10 purple marshmallows then started work on the yellow ones.

eid kid treat recipe

Once we had colored all our marshmallows, we needed to get stared on prepping the pie pan. We mixed half a cup of melted butter with 12 crushed crackers and layering that on the bottom. Next we added a layer of chocolate chips.

eid kid treat recipe

Finally we arranged the cut up marshmallows on top in the shape of a crescent moon.

We placed our plate in the oven at 450 F for 7 minutes. This not only melts the chocolate into the crackers but it also melts the marshmallows into each other. Use whole graham crackers to dip into the result. It is best to eat it while it is still a warm and gooey mess.

eid kid treat recipe

Here are other fun kid treats that you might enjoy for the holidays

Chocolate Moon and Star Krispie Treats {Recipe}

6 Kid Approved Stuffed Dates {Recipe}

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see more recipes to try

Eid Paint Chip Banner {Tutorial}

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We loved making this Eid paint chip banner that will add some decor to our backyard party we will be having this upcoming weekend to celebrate Eid AlFitar.

Eid AlFitar is the holiday that ends Ramadan and Eid Mubarak (Arabic: عيد مبارك‎) is a common greeting shared that means Blessed Eid. My daughter and I love using paint chips to craft because it is a very inexpensive resource.

In fact it is free at our local hardware store, one of the few businesses that are open in our area due to COVID19.

We were in the store recently, picking up some new filters for our home, a project we take on each spring. We grabbed a few paint chip cards to bring home since the material is a durable type that can be left outdoors. We gathered a few other supplies to make the banner.

Supplies

  • Pencil
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Baker’s twine
  • Ruler
  • Paint chips
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My daughter turned the paint chip over and drew out each letter to spell out EID MUBARAK, as large as the entire paint chip.

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Next, my daughter cut out each letter outline.

eid banner

To add the twine, my daughter needed to add two holes at the top of each letter, yes, including the I.

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Now my daughter added the twine to the letters.

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This photo better explain why two holes are needed on each letter. If my daughter had only added one to the I, then it would have turned while it was hanging. Two holes helps keep the letters facing forward.

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To really make the banner visually appealing, my daughter and I picked two colors that were close to each other on a color wheel, green and blue. We used one color on the word EID, and then adding the same color to the first letter of MUBARAK before gradually changing to the next color.

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The look is very striking when the banner is hung together. If you try a different look, be sure to let us know as part of our Ramadan contest.

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We used baker’s twine for this tutorial, however, if you do plan on using your banner outside like we are, you might want to think about using a thicker twine that is durable for outdoor use.

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Stop by these other tutorials that use paint chips, in case you have leftover pieces

Arabesque Paint Chip Coasters {Tutorial}

Moon & Star Paint Chip Earrings {Tutorial}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest or 99 Creative Eid Projects for more resources about Eid

eid banner

Paper Lantern Chain {Printable}

Ramadan lantern chain

I created this paper Ramadan lantern chain printable for my daughters to have a little fun decorating our mantle space and window sills for Eid.

These adorable little lanterns can be printed on colored paper or plain and then decorated with markers or not. My daughters were only limited in their imagination.

I let them have the file, gave them access to the paper printer and let them get to work decorating our home.

I have been in the kitchen busy baking a few different types of Eid treats to get ready for Eid AlFitar next week. This will help give them something to do until it was time to decorate the treats.

Supplies

  • Ramadan lantern print out {below}
  • Scissors
Ramadan lantern chain

Print out the Ramadan lantern and cut out the rectangle at the bottom. Fold it on the grey lines.

Cut out the lantern shape, making sure to leave a connection at the bottom and middle of the lantern. To help my daughters hold the folded piece of paper, I gave them paperclips to use.

Ramadan lantern chain

Now your lantern chain is ready to be opened and decorated. Print and cut out more, then attach them to each other with tape. See if you can create a whole chain around your room!

Ramadan lantern chain

Here is our first completed chain, up on our mantle. Be a little creative with your design and make sure you share it with us to win prizes this month.

Ramadan lantern chain

Print out your own paper Ramadan lantern chain here.

Stop by these other printables, sure to keep little hands busy while caregivers are baking for Eid:

Arabic / Ramadan Arabic English Crossword {Printable}

Ramadan Date Palm Cootie Catcher {Printable}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more activities for Ramadan and Eid.

Ramadan lantern chain