Ramadan 2016 is fast approaching and with it comes the annual 30 day Ramadan crafts challenge here at A Crafty Arab!
For 30 days we’ll make Ramadan crafts, Islamic tutorials and learn about different countries in the Arab world.
Since 2011, my 3 daughters and I have spent the holy month of Ramadan creating projects and diy activities to talk about their connection to the 1.75 billion Muslims around the world. I wanted to show them they were part of a larger Ummah, a word meaning community in Arabic, أمة.
As an Arab artist, I had the resources to teach them art in my studio, a subject they were heavily missing in their school system. As an Arab mother, I wanted to spend time with them individually talking about Islam, Ramadan and my childhood memories of family. Our tradition started in 2011, and continued in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and 2015.
I am looking forward to doing this challenge again this year, in the new A Crafty Arab website. It is going to be exciting to see all the new things that can be done online and in the studio for the upcoming holy month.
There will be guest posts and new affiliate products to introduce you to some exciting new companies. I am also working on an Arab alphabet coloring book and an app that will debut sometime after Ramadan, based on the Arabic alphabet animal poster.
May the spirit of Ramadan brighten our world and show us the way to harmony, joy and peace, In’shallah.