Ramadan Dates Calendar {Tutorial}

When you are trying to introduce the concept of Ramadan to children, it’s always a good idea to create a calendar of some sort to help with time.  As you know from my Ramadan Craft challenge, I like to make things as easy as possible, with most of the items found from items around your home.  When I finished wrapping up some Eid gifts to donate, I had this paper roll that I knew couldn’t go into the garbage.  So we took it and made dates with it for our Ramadan Advent Calendar!


Gold spray paint
Pipe cleaners
Long empty wrapping paper roll

Spray paint your empty wrapping paper roll gold and let dry.  Cut off about half an inch from the end.  You’ll need two of these smaller pieces for each date, so just keep cutting till you get to the end. You should have sixty smaller pieces by the time you finish.

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Once your pieces are all cut, put one in the other like the photo below.

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Take the awl and punch a hold through the two pieces on one of the ends.

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Cut your pipe cleaners in half and then in half again.  Take the small piece you cut out and put it in the hole you just made to go through both pieces.  Bend the end of the pipe cleaner so that it holds inside the date.

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Hang yarn on your wall and bend the other end of the pipe cleaner to fit over the yarn.  Every night take off a date to signify that end of the day!

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