Kaab’a Candy Party Treat {Tutorial}

I made these Kaab’a inspired candy party sweet treats, over the weekend, for the kids that are taking part in our Arab Cultural Camp.


As we are go through our daily activities, we will be learning about Middle East and North African holidays, celebrated by Arabs. One I want to talk about is Eid Al Adha, coming up on August 30th. A central ritual that occurs is the pilgrimage to Mecca, in Saudi Arabia, to see the Kaab’a.


Our last day of camp involves going to the art museum, so I came up with these sweet treats to take with us on the bus. They will not take up much space, I can discuss the Kaab’a and the best part is that there will be nothing to throw away: the kids can refill the tube with other treasures.


The tubes I found had silver lids, so I turned them black with paint I was sent as a Plaid Ambassador. Be sure to clean the paint nozzle after each use and these stencil sprays will last a long time.  What I love about them is they take up so little storage but hold so much paint.



Black candy
Black spray paint
Plastic tubes
Gold coins

My daughter helped spray paint the lids. We left the box outside in the sun but put a plastic tray over it to keep out bugs and dust.While the lids were drying, we filled a tube with the chocolate candy till it was 2/3rds of the way up. Then we added two gold coins, and filled the rest of the tube with more candy.

Once the lids dried, I slipped them on and the Kaab’a inspired candy treats were ready for our on the go day.

To see other Kaab’a inspired crafts, visit

Kaab’a Gum Party Favor {Tutorial}

Light Ray Kaab’a Oil Resist {Tutorial} Guest Blog


Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more fun DIY tutorials that teach about the Arab world.

Top Ten Fun Facts about Tunisia {Resource} Guest Post

To start the fourth annual Middle Eastern and North African Heritage Month blog hop, I’ve written a guest post for Multicultural Kid Blogs about Tunisia.

Please stop by Ten Fun Facts about Tunisia post to learn more about this North African country.



Middle Eastern and North African Heritage Month | Multicultural Kid Blogs

Welcome to the fourth annual Middle Eastern and North African Heritage Month blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs! Visit all the participating blogs below for great resources on teaching children about the heritage of this region. Don’t miss our series from last year, 2016, and 2015!

You can also find even more resources on our North Africa and the Middle East Pinterest board:

Participating Blogs
A Crafty Arab on Multicultural Kid Blogs

Family in Finland

Kid World Citizen

Arabesque Cardboard Roll Vase {Tutorial}

We made this arabesque cardboard roll vase after having a lot of cardboard rolls left over from our Ramadan wreath. It’s a great way to recycle all that cardboard into a fun kid’s craft.


When we were making the wreath, my daughter was playing around with other designs and came up with some fun shapes. She made a comment that the design looked a little like the designs she saw in Morocco last year. I was so happy she recognized the arabesque shape and brought out the rolls again for her this weekend to play with them again.


She came up with this vase cover to liven up our glass flower vase we use in the kitchen. She used paints I received as my role as Plaid Ambassador that shift colors in the light.


I’m looking forward to giving her more cardboard rolls in the future to see what else she creates. This a great way to recycle all that cardboard and save it from a landfill. I enjoy allowing her free time to be creative while getting her problem solving skills (how high is the vase? how will the sides stay while the glue sticks?) juices flowing.



Cardboard roll
Washi tape (optional)

My daughter cut the cardboard rolls into stripes that were about half an inch wide. She painted them inside and out and left them outside to dry.

After the little pieces were dried, she glued four of them together in matching colors.

She then took the new shapes and glued them to other shapes.

She added more shapes until the design was the same height as the kitchen vase. She then started to glue the four sides to each other.

Pro tip: she said it was easier to glue two sides together first and to use washi tape or another type of tape that will not damage the paint. But only is a few spots as it’s hard to remove after it dries.

Once the sides had dried she slipped the glass vase inside the cardboard roll vase.

The great part is that I can set it out as decor, but when the flower need to be changed or the vase needs to be washed, I can just lift it right out. She said she can make more to match different holiday themes or room decor colors.


I am looking forward to walking into my kitchen tomorrow and seeing this beautiful decor on my table, handmade by my daughter to brighten up our home.  If you also enjoy seeing more children’s creative around you, visit

Arabic Letter Rose Door Decor {Tutorial}

Arabesque Window Cling {Tutorial}


Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see more arabesque tutorials.