Color Shift Glitterific Mosque Decor {Tutorial}

There has been so much sunshine this spring in our area.

We decided to create our Ramadan craft today to use the natural light to shift the metallic luster of the both the paint of this mosque and its glitter background.

We had FolkArt Color Shift Metallic Paint and Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint on a wood pallet block. I recieved both as my role of Plaid Ambassador. The wood pallet I found for this craft was divided into four parts, so I looked online for a mosque design that was drawn in blocks.

My teen created this in one afternoon and thought it would make great end of year gifts for friends. We are now on the lookout for more wood blocks!

Supplies

  • Wood pallet
  • Glitterific paint
  • Color Shift paint
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Mosque image

The first thing my daughter did was outline the mosque shape with a pencil.

Once she was done, she painted inside the lines with the color shift paint. She added two more layers, allowing a few hours between each one to fully dry.

The final step was to add the glitterific paint.

My daughter added only one layer but you can decided if you want more or not.

We may add more glitter later. Right now, we have run out of time because we added so many layers of the color shift paint. But we love how the bottle said clear, but the glitter is picking up our multicolored shirts in the sunshine!

What do you think, should we add another layer of glitterific paint? Let us know under our Facebook post.

Stop by these other mosque tutorials we have made

Cookie Cutter Mosque Candle {Tutorial}

Mosque Polymer Clay Cake {Tutorial}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more activities about mosques

Gallery Glass Zakat Minaret {Tutorial}

We love to make a new zakat collection container every year for one of our Ramadan crafts.

Zakat means “that which purifies” and in Arabic it is pronounced as زكاة‎ or zakāh. It is one of the 5 Pillars of Islam and required of all Muslims who are able to participate. Some view it like a self-imposed religious tax.

In the past, we have made our zakat boxes out of ice cream containers, wood boxes, picture frames, food containers and even a wicker basket. This year I found this container that reminded me of the minarets in Morocco, which all had flat tops.

I brought it home and used Gallery Glass paint to turn it into a minaret with a door and two windows. The only other supply I needed was stickers to spell out the word zakat, so my family knows what to put into the container. At the end of the month, we will donate the money to a local charity.

Supplies

  • Gallery Glass in green, blue & pink
  • Black lead paint
  • Letter stickers
  • Porceline container

I made sure my container was clean before I got started. I first placed the stickers on the side and then added the doors and windows with the black liquid leading. I also added an outline around the top lip.

I filled the door and window space with the green and blue colors and added the pink to the top.

I left my zakat collection box lying flat for a full 24 hours for everything to dry before placing it by the front door.

If you enjoying learning how to make this zakat box, make sure you stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more.

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