Eid Baked Rocks {Tutorial}

Day 24 of our Ramadan crafts challenge using the oven to bake rocks.

 

A few years ago we made an Eid Mubakak set to decorate  our flower garden.  This year we decided to update our rock collection with new art.

 

Eid Al Fitr is the holiday the commemorates the end of Ramadan and will be here in less then two weeks.

 

Supplies

Rocks
Crayons
Aluminum foil
Sharpie marker

 

We started by collecting rocks from under our porch. We washed them in the sink with soap and water and laid them out on aluminum foil.  I baked them in the over for 15 minuets at 350 degrees. While they were baking, the girls peeled some of the crayons paper off so the wax would melt directly on the rocks.

 

When they came out, the girls touched the crayon on the rocks and watched it melt.

Set the rocks someplace that they can cool down. If you would like to bake more rocks, make sure you use a new piece of foil.

Use the sharpie to write out the letters EID MUBARAK which means BLESSED EID in Arabic.

If you would like to place your rocks outside in the garden, make sure they are protected with a few coats of Mod Podge. Or you can just place it on your dinning room table!

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more of our fun DIY craft tutorials.


Eid for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

This post is part of the Eid for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs. Read all of the articles below for ideas on celebrating Eid with kids, and don’t miss our blog hop from last year!

Participating Blogs

Babelkid on Multicultural Kid Blogs: How to Celebrate Eid in Switzerland the Algerian Way
A Crafty Arab: Eid Baked Rocks {Tutorial}
Jeddah Mom: Free Printable Eid Envelopes to Gift Your Eidi
Middle Way Mom: 4 Ways to Simplify Your Eid
All Done Monkey: Vegan Dessert for Eid
Our Muslim Homeschool: Children’s Eid Party Ideas

Find even more ideas on our Eid for Kids board on Pinterest:


Salt Dough Ramadan Gift Tag {Tutorial}

Day 13 of our Ramadan crafts has us once again playing with salt dough we had left over from yesterday’s banner.

 

You’ll do the first set of sets since they are the same, it’s only when we took the left over clay and rolled it again do the steps change.

 

Supplies

Same as yesterday, except we used a different color paint and a heart cookie cutter.

 

Once you mix the ingredients and roll our your dough, use the heart cookie cutter to cut out some shapes.

We used our stamp from our flag of Mauritania tutorial in the middle of the heart.

We set the hearts on parchment paper and used a straw to cut out a small circle in the top for the ribbon.

After a few hours, our heart gift tag was dry and ready to paint.

We placed the heart on the parchment paper and set it back outside to dry once again.  Then we added a ribbon to the top.

My daughter wrote on the back of the tag with a Sharpie.

Now our tag is ready to go on the outside of her grandmother’s Eid gift. Taita is the Arabic word for grandmother.  If you enjoyed this tutorial, please visit these gift tag crafts

Khatam Gift Tag {Tutorial}

Curled Star Eid Gift Tag {Tutorial}

 

Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more of our DIY projects.

 

 

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Salted Watercolor Mosque {Tutorial}

Today’s Ramadan craft for our 30 day challenge involves mixing glue and salt, with a frosting of watercolor on top.

 

I know, it all sounds very silly, but our house was a house of giggles today as our art project turned into a science project that moves.

 

We started with an outline of a mosque that we drew out in glue and then added a layer of salt.  The fun starts when watercolor is added and it spreads across the salt grains, traveling in waves of color. We were not able to stop with only one card and spent the rest of the afternoon making more designs.

 

Supplies

Watercolor paper or thick cardstock
Paintbrush
Pencil
Watercolors
Salt
Glue

My daughter drew out a simple mosque outline shape with pencil. She also added details such as wavy lines across the dome, swirls around the front and horizontal lines on the minaret.

My daughter went over the pencil lines with glue.

I placed the card in a glass lasagna dish to make clean up of the salt after easier and gave my daughter the shaker.  She made sure every tiny bit of glue was covered.

Now the fun started. I gave her the watercolors and she watched as the magic unfolded.  The paint spreads on it’s own and you only need a tiny bit at the end of the brush.

After she finished the outline of the mosque, she added dotted details on the front wall (to “look like tile” she said) and a crescent moon to the top of the doom.

Lucky for us, we had sunshine today and were able to set our card out to dry for a few hours.  In the meantime, we colored some more, including a khatam, the Arabic word for 8 point star, inspired by our Algeria geometric drawing.

 

If you would like to make more mosque crafts, please stop by our 99 Creative Mosque Projects post.

 

If you enjoyed making this card, be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see past Ramadan craft tutorials.

 

 

 

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