Today I was just feeling a bit tired and needed to take a break from crafting, taking photos and writing everything up. So I created the Our Islamic World Word Search for the girls to do. I figured it would keep them busy for at
least a little while so I can take a nap. Hope you enjoy it too.
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To go along the same theme as our Star Banner from last year’s Ramadan crafts challenge, this time around we decided to make a Mosque Banner to decorate our walls for this holy month.
First you’ll need to measure out 2 inches on your crepe paper and make a fold. Keep making accordion folds until your banner is long enough.
Use your imagination to draw out a mosque design. Don’t forgot the doors and windows!
Staple the crepe paper where you are going to cut out the design. This step is important for little hands that will have a hard time holding the paper and cutting at the same time. Notice how we also put staples in the doors.
Cut out your design.
Unwrap your crepe paper and enjoy your banner!
We had so much fun making one that we made several, experimenting with the dome and size of doors and window shapes like our first photo. This is a very inexpensive craft that you can play with for hours!
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During this month, my kids are doing their best at paying it forward with good deeds for Ramadan.
Once they completed a deed, I would give them a sticker to put up on our good deed wall poster (a no frills poster board I had bought at the local craft store and added their names and days of Ramadan).
Today we made sticker books for each of them to hold their individual stickers since they get a choice of what goes on the wall.
First take your envelopes and cut off the flaps.
Affix the double sided tape at the center of the top edge and stick the envelope to the next envelope. Make sure they line up.
Once all the envelopes are all lined up, they’ll look like this:
To measure out the size of the file folder: lay out three extra envelopes and put the taped envelopes between them. This will give you the thickness. Using the ruler, mark off the dimensions and cut out the cover.
Where you marked off the twelve envelopes taped together, you’ll want to make a couple of score lines. If you don’t have a score machine like mine below, you can use a bone folder.
Place double sided tape to the outer edges of the envelopes to attach them to the cover.
Add the Velcro tabs to the inside of the cover.
Use the duct tape to add an edge of the cover for extra thickness. This will give it extra protection from children opening and closing it all day.
Decorate the duct tape with some colored tape.
Your good deeds book is now ready for stickers!
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