Moon and Star Bookmarks Card {Tutorial}

Now that we are third of the way through Ramadan, we are starting to think of Eid Al Fitr, the holiday at the end of the month.

Today’s Ramadan craft of this Eid card is so easy to make that it can be easily replicated to give out to several friends and family. My daughter took only a few minutes making it.

Once they receive the card, make sure they know that the moon and star bookmarks can be taken out to be used to hold their place in their favorite book or Quran.

The star and crescent was used in various historical contexts but most well known today as a symbol of the former Ottoman Empire and, by popular extension, the Islamic world. The crescent moon and star are used in 21 country flags.

Supplies

  • Beige card stock
  • Wood moon & star cut outs
  • Pen
  • Xacto
  • Printed card stock
  • Double sided tape
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Solid blue card stock

My daughter started by cutting two perpendicular slits in the bottom of the card, each about 2 inches across and one inch away from each other. She made these on the left side of the card so that it opens the Arabic direction. You can put your slits on the right side of the card if you want to open the card in the other direction.

She then cut two pieces of long stripes from the printed card stock, about one inch across and about one inch shorter than the full length of the card.

My daughter glued the wood cut outs to the top of the stripes of paper and set them aside to fully dry.

While the bookmarks were drying, my daughter grabbed the blue card stock and wrote Eid Mubarak on it.

Once the bookmarks were fully dry, she slipped both into the slits at the bottom of her card.

The final step is to add double sided tape between the slits so that the Eid Mubarak can be attached.

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Now the Eid bookmark card is ready to be given out. Please stop by and enjoy these other moon and star projects we have made in the past

99 Moon Creative Projects

99 Star Creative Projects

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