We are so honored to host a guest post for our Ramadan crafts 30-day challenge from Homemade Teacher.
Amina is sharing how she crafted these easy Ramadan Cardboard Stamps to hand make her own Ramadan greeting cards.
Ramadan handmade cardboard stamps
To create these extremely versatile Ramadan stamps you will need:
- A piece of Cardboard
- A pair of scissors or a Stanley/utility knife
- A few wooden discs
- PVA Glue
- Paint or some kind of ink source e.g., ink pad
- Velcro and pine cones are optional
This is such a simple yet extremely fun and versatile craft perfect for children. Get ready to celebrate the blessed month of Ramadan with your children by getting them involved in a fun and engaging craft stamping activity. You can use these Ramadan stamps to decorate your Ramadan or Eid cards or simply as a fun arts and craft activity with the kids.
To make these Ramadan stamps we first drew a few Ramadan related pictures onto some cardboard. It is better to use cardboard for the sturdiness, but you can always double up on some cardstock too. You may wish to write the word, Ramadan, with one letter per stamp or you may decide to draw a few Ramadan-related pictures. We decided to draw the Ramadan moon, some stars, and a mosque. You can draw these freehand or you can always trace over some printed pictures. Alternatively, you could use wooden craft shape decorations.
We then stuck the cardboard cut-out onto our wooden discs using PVA glue. As I made these stamps to use with my 3- and 4-year-old, I decided to take the stamps one step further and created a holder, something for them to hold onto to help them stamp.
To make a holder, I used some pine cones. We stuck velcro dots to the back of the wooden discs as well as the pine cones (this way we were able to stick our “holder” to the stamp we wanted to use. You may wish to glue down your holder if you have enough holders or you may not choose to have one at all.
Once the glue has dried, you’re ready to do some Ramadan stamping!
We covered our stamps with some poster paint as our ink and then pressed the stamps firmly down onto some plain paper.
We used our stamps to decorate our Ramadan Mubarak cards for our friends and family. The kids had a blast and really enjoyed stamping using our DIY Ramadan Stamps. I hope your children enjoy this simple yet fun craft activity too.
I pray you have a blessed Ramadan!