Day 30 of our Ramadan crafts challenge was spent making marshmallow sweets.
Trader Joe’s recently came out with a halal marshmallow and it is delicious. The problem is it is seasonal.
We have been on the lookout for them. Imagine our joy when we saw them in the store because it meant we can make sprinkle pops for Eid.
Eid Al Fitr concludes the holy month of Ramadan and is celebrated with community gatherings and family outings. We are meeting some friends at a local park and these will be perfect to share.
We started by placing our chocolate in a glass bowl and then microwaving it for 30 seconds. To insure it does not burn, we then microwaved it in 10 second intervals until it was melted.
While the chocolate was melting, we placed the marshmallows on the skewers.
Once the chocolate melted, we dipped the marshmallows tips in.
We then dipped it in the sprinkles right way before the chocolate hardened.
The final step was using the candy pens. We used the green to spell out EID.
And we used the blue candy pen to make crescent moon and stars. We made extra pops without writing too.
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Day 29 of our Ramadan crafts challenge was spent talking about the country of Qatar.
Now seemed like a great time to continue our quest to learn about all the different countries in the Arab League. We settled on Qatar, which became a member in 1971.
Qatar (Arabic: قطر) is located in Western Asia, on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It is boarded by Saudi Arabia to the south and surrounded by the Persian Gulf.
The capital is Doha and a popular tourist spot is the Khor al Adaid (“Inland Sea”), an area of rolling sand dunes. To see other stunning spots visit Qatar the beautiful.
The flag of Qatar is maroon with a broad white serrated band (nine white points) on the hoist side. It was adopted on September 3, 1971 and is the only national flag having a width more than twice its height.
The shade of Qatar’s colored portion is referred to as ‘Qatar maroon’. The history of purple dye in the country dates back several centuries. The white portion of the flag symbolizes the peace procured from signing anti-piracy treaties with the British.
We made the flag into a bookmark by sewing rick rack onto a piece of felt.
Thread and sewing machine
We know that the flag has 9 white points, so we made our white rick rack a little longer for the overage and then cut it off. We then cut the felt fabric to the size of the nine points.
We sewed two rows of white rick rack and then added the red.
We folded over the extra overhang and sewed the edge clean, cutting off any extra fabric.
Now our bookmark is ready to hold our place in one of our favorite books!
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Day 28 of our Ramadan craft challenge was spent enjoying our first official day of summer vacation. Today was the last day of school and we had some friends over to make sun catchers to put in our windows.
I had found these star aluminum foil shapes in the cooking aisle at my grocery store. I brought them home to craft with since I love using kitchen supplies in the studio.
We started by laying out our bead letters, making sure to lay them backwards. This way the front will be smooth.
Next we laid out our colored beads, placing sparkly silver in the center and red in the five points.
Our final step was baking our star and removing the foil once it had cooled down.
We added a suction ring to hang it from our window. You can also use thread or ribbon.
Here is what our Eid Mubarak sun catcher looks like, sparkling in our front window.
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