50 of the Best Arab T-Shirts for Your Family

What better way to celebrate April as Arab American Heritage Month then wearing a T-shirt that shows off your Arab pride and sense of humor?

 

We love to wear T-shirts in our family because we are very active and they are easy to clean. We use them to travel in, garden in, camp in, sleep in and go swimming in sometimes too! We also use them to craft with when we get a chance.

 

In honor of this month, I put togehter a list of Arab themed T-shirts to gift anyone in the family. To make them easy to find, I’ve put them in categories for babies, men and women. I also added T-shirts for those that love Arab food and their country, in all sizes and colors.

 

I hope you are able to find something to make you, and your loved one, smile in any of these 50 choices.

 

Neat Shirts for Arab Babies

Adorable Palestinian one piece, comes in other Arab nationalities, long or short sleeves

Arabic Embroidered Salam (Peace) to let the playgroup know you come in peace

Daft Bunk is for the rebel in all of us, especially ones that can’t say P

got tajine? but also accepting milk, applesauce, bananas and the cat’s tail

Hipster Panda with Keffiyeh, and glasses with no glass because he’s that cool

Keffiyeh Tiger jumpsuit because why should only pandas have the cool genes?

Camel Floral jumpsuit for the baby who can go the long distance

Samna And 3asal has to be the cutest thing on this plant, expect the baby wearing it

Supergirl is just a little reminder that the future is female

‘Yes, I’m bilingual I scream in two languages, maybe more’ T-shirt for colicky babies

 

T-Shirts for Arab Men To Up Their Game

Beats by Um Khathoum, from the original, true queen of beats

Dignity T-shirt written in beautiful Arabic calligraphy

Out of this world Fairuz T-shirt that will be the talk of the universe

‘I Love My Wife’ T-shirt written in Arabic and English, so back off ladies

Mustache T-shirt has it brilliantly written using the Arabic word for mustache

Refugees welcome T-shirt for anyone who would like to welcome them…to Canada

Sonic Youth vintage T-Shirt for the music lover in your family

I Feel Good T-Shirt plays on the pun of the Arabic word for elephant

‘What if the Mona Lisa had been from Oman?’ T-shirt asks the serious question

Woo-Hoo! Hump Day T-shirt that celebrates Wednesdays, all week long

Funky T-Shirts Perfect for Arab Women

Adele ‘Let it burn’ T-shirt for those that don’t like to follow rules

BFF T-shirt for you, your co-wife and your other co-wife

Bolt of Barack (Blessings) for those times you wish you can throw them at strangers

Cat T-shirt showcases how the beautiful Arabic word can be turned into a design

Crazy Camel Lady T-shirt features my ambition when I grow up

‘Feed Me Falafel and Tell Me I’m Pretty’ T-shirt but honestly just bring the falafel

I Speak Arabic T-Shirt highlights our gifts to mankind (algebra, coffee, etc)

‘I’ve got a little Arab in me’ T-shirt is perfect for announcing a mom to be

Mrs Habibi T-Shirt for a new bride (Note: If Arab, mandatory prequel to above T-shirt)

‘Talk to the Hamsa’ T-shirt when your bolts of barack are spent for the day

 

Arab Foodies T-shirts (+ Smokies / Drinkies):

Argileh Heart Beat to make sure you know the importance of Hookah/Shisha

Bebsi for the adult Arabs who still can’t pronounce the P

‘Couscous makes me happy, you not so much’ T-shirt for the anti-social in our life

Got Hummus? T-shirt that goes well on everything, anywhere, every time

Hookah Evolution ‘aka evolution as it should be’ T-shirt for the anti-Darwinian

‘Hummus is Yummus’ T-Shirt begging to be turned into the Arab national song

I’m No Quitter motivational T-shirt reminds everyone to #Resist

Keep Batee5 T-shirt is a reminder to keep this staple on hand for any crisis situation

Make Cous Cous T-shirt by equally/justly/fairly adding all sorts of yummy veggies

Real Men eat Tabbouleh T-shirt relays requests for breakfast, lunch and dinner

(Here are some recipes, since you now can’t stop thinking about hummus and tabbouleh. Couscous will coming soon, now that I can’t stop thinking about it too. If you’d like to recycle that Bebsi aluminum can, try making it into cookie cutters.)

T-Shirts for Arabs Proud of their Nation(s):

Arab in five colors, in case saying it once isn’t enough

Camel riders vintage photo T-shirt for the nostalgic living in all of us

Egypt Egypt Ra Ra is an old fashioned cheer with a pun on the name of Ra

Arab League flag map T-Shirt that showcases all 22 member countries

Go Algeria Foam Finger T-shirt for the little soccer fan in your life

I Love My Hot Yemeni Husband T-shirt to still make sure the ladies know he’s taken

I’m proud of My Roots showcases Lebanon T-shirt but other countries available

Morocco passport visa stamp T-shirt for the world traveler

Number 1 Jiddo to make all the other jiddos at the backgammon club jealous

‘You Had Me At Marhaba’ T-shirt for the guy with few words

 

I hope you were able to find some fun wear to share with the special people in your life. Click on 99 Arab children’s books to find other gifts to share about the Arab world.

 

If you were curious who are the countries that make up the Arab League, check out these DIY easy children’s tutorials.

 

If you’d like to make a hand made gift for a personal touch, stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.

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Eid Beaded Safety Pin {Tutorial}

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Eid Milad Said Amreeka! (Happy Birthday America in Arabic). We are celebrating by creating an Eid* beaded safety pin brooch to wear to tonight’s fireworks show.

 

All three of my girls are in Girl Scouts and spent a lot of their time crafting SWAPs, “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.” These small treasured prizes are traded with other girls and are a great way to make friends.

 

One of the SWAPS they love making are beaded safety pin brooches. They only require two supplies and there are so many different patterns online. The variety of colors in beads in endless, so any image, as long as it can fit into a 9×11 rectangle, can be made.

 

My oldest teenager came up with this pattern for a brooch that has the word EID on it to celebrate 4th of July this year. She wanted to share it with other Girls Scouts, or any other kids, that wanted to make something unique for a special gift. She rated it as easy to make.

 

Eid* is the Arabic word for holiday or festive occasion. It can be used with Eid Al Fitr, which is the celebration that comes at the end of Ramadan, or it can be used in a birthday greeting, as in eid milad said, or happy birthday.

 

Supplies

Seed beads in red, white and blue
11 medium safety pins
1 large safety pin with no coil
Piece of felt
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Whenever we work with beads, we always lay down a piece of felt to help keep them from not rolling. Pour some beads from each of the colors on the felt and start adding the beads in the pattern below.

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Follow this pattern for the letters E, I and D to be spelled out in white, surrounded by blue with a red and white underline.

 

Once all your beads have been added to the eleven safety pins, add them all to the master safety pin with no coil.

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Flip all the smaller safety pins to the other side so you can pin it on your outfit and go have a safe 4th.

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Visit other #CraftyArabTutorial ideas to follow along on our 6th annual 30 day challenge.

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Arabic Colors Animal Poster is here!

Five years ago, I released a dream into the world that had taken 10 years to realize.

I created an Arabic Alphabet Animal Poster that was bright, fun, cheerful and happy for children to learn the Arabic language. From there, I went on to produce magnets and create a successful Kickstarter campaign for game cards.

The Arabic alphabet poster can now be found online, at locations around Seattle, Washington, the Arab American Museum in Dearborn, Michigan and the African Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

Today I’m excited to let everyone know that the dream continues with the release of the Arabic Colors Animal Poster©.

A Crafty Arab’s Arabic Color Animal Poster©

The new Arabic Colors Animal Poster features eleven of our animals from the original Animal poster, doing various activities with color. Each color is also written in Arabic in the color it represents. I will be working on a Parent Teacher Guide soon that will go with the poster to help with pronunciations and continue the story lines of each character.

 

Raisa the Racoon (raccoon in Arabic) is organizing her peas

The Arabic Colors Animal Poster has been in the planning and design stages for over a year now, going through some rigorous focus group discussions to come up with the design.

Gasem the Qird (monkey in Arabic) started in a box

I’m working on getting the poster added to my Amazon, Etsy, and Zibbet shops soon. I just picked it up from the printers on Friday, so I haven’t even had a chance to put it up on my studio wall yet.  I really hope that people like it.

I promise it’s not going to be another 5 years before a new poster is revealed because drawings have already begun for the Arabic Numbers Animal Poster and Arabic Shapes Animal Poster.

Stay tuned!

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