2018 Ramadan Crafts 30 Day Challenge Roundup {Resource}

Eid Mubarak 2018!

 

That is an Arabic greeting that is used worldwide today to mean Blessed Eid.  Muslims are sharing it as they celebrate Eid Al Fitr, the three day festival that ends the month of Ramadan.

 

For the past 30 days, my daughters and I have made Ramadan crafts to teach about our Arab culture and Islamic religion. This 8th annual tradition had a few adjustments this year as I shared a few crafts for adults and downloads.   I didn’t want to add the pressure of daily crafting as my two oldest daughters had high school finals. My youngest also enjoyed the extra time togehter.

 

Our family started this tradition in July 2011, when I was looking for Ramadan crafts to help me teach my daughters. Our tradition has continued annually through 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

 

We hope you learned something new from our activities and will enjoy this list of all of them together:

 

Ramadan Perler Beads Lantern {Tutorial}

Ramadan Flip Card Calendar {Tutorial}

Alhamdulillah Zakat Basket {Tutorial}

Ramadan Chalkboard String Art {Tutorial}

Ramadan Lantern Headband {Tutorial}

Moon and Star Confetti Bookmark {Tutorial}

Ramadan Lenticular Artwork {Printable} Guest Blog

Recycled Na’layn Suncatcher {Tutorial}

Arabic Chalkboard Lazy Susan {Tutorial}

Ramadan Man’ousheh Mini Bites {Recipe}

Ramadan Cardboard Roll Wreath {Tutorial}

Prayer Rug Felt Magnet {Tutorial}

Papier-Mâché Camel Pull Toy {Tutorial}

Ramadan Food Word Search {Printable} Blog Hop

Islamic Shrinky Dink Charms {Tutorial}

Ramadan Date Palm Cootie Catcher {Printable} Guest Post

Eid Dimensional Magnets {Tutorial}

Traveling Mosque Crayon Holder {Tutorial}

Moon & Star Paint Chip Earrings {Tutorial}

Arabic Peace Fabric Purse {Tutorial}

Eid Reversible Decor {Tutorial}

Melted Crayon Mosque {Tutorial}

Eid Spray Painted Favor Bags {Tutorial}

Recyclable Laylat Al Qadr Binoculars {Tutorial}

Arabic Chalkboard Lunchbox {Tutorial}

Eid Moon and Star Washi Favors {Tutorial}

Ramadan Lantern Washi Card {Tutorial}

Ramadan Lantern Washi Card {Tutorial}

Eid PomPom Mini Banner {Tutorial}

Eid Gold Nuggets Decor {Tutorial}

 

To see all these visually, stop by the A Crafty Arab Ramadan Crafts Challenge board.

Eid Reversible Decor {Tutorial}

We have three daughters, which means our house if full of their stuff.  Our Ramadan craft today aims to re-use one of their items, their kitchen chore charts, into Eid decor.

 

By making the decor reversible, we are able to use it for tracking their daily process and also turn them around and use them for Eid at certain times of the year.

 

Eid is the Arabic word for festival or holiday.  In the Islamic calendar, Eid Al Fitr is the holiday that follows the holy month of Ramadan and we will be celebrating it on June 15 this year.  However, we would be able to use these signs also during Eid Al Adha, another Islamic holiday.   Since the word is also used in birthday, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc, we can use these several times a year.

 

I received these fun paints, that shimmer and glitter, from my role as Plaid Ambassador. Be sure to stop by the Facebook contest to win Plaid products. My teen helped put this easy DIY craft tutorial together.

 

Supplies

Canvas letters
Chalkboard signs
Arabesque stencil
Paint – pink glitter, purple and red shift
Foam brush
Glue

My daughter painted the back of all three chalkboard signs in the red color shift paint.

She allowed them to fully dry, then added the stencil design with the purple color shift.

While that was drying, she added the glitter paint to the canvas letters.

Once both pieces had fully dried, she used the glue to stick the letters to the signs.

I wish you could see these in person, they shimmer and glitter in the light and look so pretty.

Once all three are together, they leave quite the impression.

When they are not being used for an Eid decor, they will be turned around to turn back into chore charts.  Each girl has her own color of chalk and we leave them notes during the day such as “dishes” or “feed the cat” to remind them of their task.

If you enjoyed leaning how to make this, visit these ohter decor options

Eid Foil Decor {Tutorial}

Elegant Eid Decor Letters {Tutorial}

99 Creative Eid Projects {Resource}

 

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more DIY craft tutorials

Eid Dimensional Magnets {Tutorial}

Can you believe we are half way through our Ramadan crafts challenge?  Now that we are closer to Eid, I thought I would start preparing.

 

This year for our favor bags, I wanted to include Eid magnets.  They are so easy to make with Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and the business card holders we used a few days ago on the prayer rugs.  Make sure you leave plenty of time for them to cure.

 

I received the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic as my role as Plaid Ambassador.  Stop by A Crafty Arab on Facebook to enter our Ramadan contest to win free Mod Podge.

 

Supplies

Scissors
Business card holder
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
Eid printables

I started by cutting out the images I wanted from the sheet and adding it to the business card.

I placed the magnets on a flat surface and generously added the Dimensional Magic.

The magnets must sit for at least 24 hours.  I touched one of them before they were dry and it left a little bump.

While I was waiting for the magnets to dry, I made the numbers in the same way for the Ramadan lantern countdown calendar.

Once the magnets are done, they will have a dome on them that gives them a 3D dimensional look.

If you enjoyed making these magnets, visit a few others we have made

Eid Mubarak Sheep Magnet {Tutorial}

Crescent Moon Felt Magnet {Tutorial}

Star Memo Center {Tutorial}

 

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more tutorials