Moon and Star Zakāt Wood Box {Tutorial}

Zakāt is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, where one gives a fixed portion of one’s wealth to charity, generally to the poor and needy.

I love working with wood so for today’s project we made a zakat wood box by adding painted wood moon and star cut outs. We wanted a place to put our money throughout the month to donate on Eid.


Wood box
Wood glue
Acrylic paint
Sponge brush
Moon and star wood cutouts

Lay out your newspaper to protect your surface. Choose a color to paint your moon.

Pick another fun color to paint your star.

Put wood glue on the back of your moon and put it on your box.

Put wood glue on the back of your star and put it on your box.

Fill your Zakāt box with money from doing chores and donate it at the end of the month!

That was so easy to make, we might make a few more to give out to friends.


To see other fun tutorials we make to educate about the Arab world, visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.



I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.