Eid Al Fitr has been announced for tomorrow and to celebrate we made these minaret money favors out of recycled cardboard rolls to give out to kids at our community picnic.
We painted a cardboard roll to look like a minaret, a tower that is part of mosque architecture from where the Islamic call to prayer is sent out.
After we painted it, we added rolled up money inside. Once a person gets the money favor, they tug on the Eid Mubrarak (Blessed Eid in Arabic) greeting that has been placed on the money to pull it out.
Follow these simple steps to make your own.
- Eid Mubarak printed and cut out
- Cardboard roll
My daughter started making the money favors by cutting off one end of the cardboard roll to give the top of the minaret a dome.
The next step is to paint, first the lower part of the minaret.
Next my daughter painted the dome a different bright color.
The final painting step is to add the door and windows.
While my daughter waited for the windows and door to dry, she added a little piece of tape to the Eid Mubarak greeting to attach it to the money.
The final step is to add a slit with the Xacto on the side of the minaret for the money to come out.
We made quite a few, changing out the colors of the minaret to make them fun and bright.
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