10+ Arab World Paper Roll Crafts {Resource}

This list of 10+ crafts that use paper rolls, either from toiler paper rolls or paper towel rolls, was gathered due to the recent CoronaVirus epidemic.

Each tutorial includes a little lesson about the Arab world.

One of the first things that people went out and bought, once the pandemic was confirmed, was toilet paper. I wanted to gather a list of all the recycled crafts here on A Crafty Arab that used the inside cardboard material.

This gives the cardboard one more life as a fun project to do during the quarantine.

Just in case your house has a lot of toilet paper rolls lately.


Arabesque Cardboard Roll Vase {Tutorial}

Cardboard Home Telescope {Tutorial} Plus {Review}

Eid Party Poppers {Tutorial}

Khatam Cardboard Tube Gift Wrap {Tutorial}

Kaaba Cardboard Tube Party Favor {Tutorial}

Ramadan Cardboard Roll Wreath {Tutorial}

Recycled Cardboard Tube Card {Tutorial}

Recycled Camel Paper Roll {Tutorial}

Recycled Laylat Al Qadr Mini Light {Tutorial}

Recycled Minaret Money Favor {Tutorial}

Recycled Woolly Sheep Paper Roll {Tutorial}

We will be making more this spring as part of our 10th annual Ramadan Crafts challenge, so please come back for future updates.

Be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more Arab world and Muslim culture educational resources.

Teen Quarantine Schedule {Resource}

I put this schedule of things to do with my quarantine teens to give them a sense of normalcy during the COVID19 novel coronavirus, when the world may feel scary.

It keeps the same events happening before lunch and after lunch, then allows them free time. While keeping up with school work is very important, making sure the kids take breaks from electronics, and more importantly the news, plus spending time with other family members is a high priority right now.

We start our day at 9, but you are welcome to start yours earlier. After breakfast, we will do some light stretches or yoga.

Now that our bodies have been woken up with food and our bodies have woken up with movement, we can start schoolwork. Because we were so close to an area in American with the highest deaths, our district has anticipated our school closure and my kids have been sent home with sufficient work.

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We try to only do schoolwork for an hour, then take a break by doing some creative play. Since I have an artist studio in my home, that means pulling out some paints, or paper or glue and having some fun. We can spend some time doing a craft about the Arab world, or Muslim culture. Since April is so close, we can do some Ramadan crafts to get ready, or do some reading.

After lunch and doing any prep we need to get ready for dinner, we start over again, this time maybe with a bike ride or walk outside.

Chore time is a great time to not just do some light cleaning, but in that hour we are encouraging the kids to pick a pile of “stuff” in their room and get rid of it. This not only helps with hoarding, but it eliminates one more place for dust to settle.

The rest of the day and evening is free time. It is important during this weighted time to find ways to relax and take your mind off of the stress of living through an pandemic.

What are ways you are dealing with the COVID19 novel coronavirus? Leave your suggestions on this A Crafty Arab Facebook post for others to use.

Arab World Teachers Pay Teachers {Resource}

Due to some encouragement, I have decided to start selling my Arab world educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

My first selling product I decided to make was a set of 12 quotes by Arab American women, many of them listed on my 99 Arab American Women Resource post.

These include:

  • Manal Al-Sharif is a women’s rights activist.
  • Cherien Dabis is an actress, director, producer, and screenwriter.
  • Mona Eltahawy is a freelance journalist, and social commentator.
  • Deana Haggag is an arts administrator.
  • Suheir Hammad is a poet, author, performer, and political activist.
  • Hoda Kotb is a broadcast journalist, television personality, and author.
  • Christa McAuliffe was a teacher and astronaut.
  • Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • Ilhan Omar is a politician and social activist.
  • Marlo Thomas is an actress, producer, author, and social activist.
  • Helen Thomas was a reporter and author.
  • Maysoon Zayid is an actress and comedian.

A sample of one of the quotes:

I hope to have a few more Arab world educational resources up before April’s Arab Heritage Month.

My shop previously only held one free product, my Ramadan countdown lantern:

Please be sure to Follow my “new” ACraftyArab Teachers Pay Teachers Shop as it starts to get some attention from me.