Ramadan Lantern Foil Art {Tutorial}

This post is part of the Eid for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs. Read all of posts at the bottom of mine for more for ideas on celebrating Eid with kids.


The girls have been getting some chocolate in their Magnet Ramadan Calendar and I asked them to save the wrappers.


In today’s 30 day Ramadan crafts challenge, we are using those wrappers to make a fanoos, the Arabic word for Ramadan lantern.  Historically, they are known as symbols of hope.


Eid Al Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan, is about a week away and we thought we’d make a glittery fanoos to help us light the last important week.


This craft was done by my youngest and she’d rate it as medium. Cutting the wrappers and making them fit  into the lines was getting to be too much for her.  But I told her it was okay if she went over the lines a bit.


Foil wrappers
8×10 photo frame
Double sided tape
Fanoos outline

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We placed out fanoos template we found online under our picture frame plastic and outlined it in black marker.  I love IKEA frames since they are plastic but if you have glass it will work also. Just tape the edges, before you start, so no one cuts themselves .

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Use the Sharpie to outline the fanoos template and make your lines thick.  The thicker the better.


Add a piece of foil, shiny side down, inside one of the outlined areas of the fanoos.  Keep it down with a tiny piece of double sided tape placed on the Sharpie line.

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Keep adding layers and colors.

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Keep flipping your artwork over to check on your lines/spaces. When you are finished, add your plastic back into the fame.

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Display your beautiful artwork.  Check out the fanoos we made last week with yarn for more fun with Ramadan lanterns.


Visit more crafts on our Crafty Arab Ramadan challenge Pinterest board.


Eid for Kids | Multicultural Kid Blogs

This post is part of the Eid for Kids blog hop from Multicultural Kid Blogs. Read all of the articles below for ideas on celebrating Eid with kids:

Participating Blogs

Words ‘n’ Needles on Multicultural Kid Blogs
A Crafty Arab
Sand In My Toes
Words ‘n’ Needles
All Done Monkey

Find even more ideas on our Eid for Kids board on Pinterest:

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Happy Eid Teal Decor {Printable}

A few days ago, I ask people to vote on the color of their Happy Eid. I had previously made a free eid green party decoration package and wanted to update with a new color.

Eid is the Arabic word عيد, for “holiday or festive occasion” and we like to use these sheep circle design, cupcake holders and other printables to help decorate our home.

What a fun campaign that was! I asked in two of my private Facebook groups and on my A Crafty Arab business page.

There were 97 votes cast and 50 of them were for teal. Teal and salmon came in a close second with 38 votes.

So without much further ado, I give you free Eid printables for your upcoming holiday party…in teal!

Teal - blank labels

Happy Eid – Teal – blank labels

Teal - circles

Happy Eid Teal – circles

Teal - cupcakes
Happy Eid – Teal – cupcakes
Teal - drinks
Happy Eid – Teal – drinks

Teal - Flags signs

Happy Eid Teal – Flags signs

Teal - gift tags

Happy Eid Teal – gift tags

Teal - paper1

Happy Eid Teal – paper1

Teal - paper2

Happy Eid Teal – paper2

Teal - paper3
Happy Eid Teal – paper3

Stop by A Crafty Arab Pinterest to see more Eid decor.

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Tunisia Bleach T-shirt Flag {Tutorial}

Tunisia is an Arab country located at the the northernmost point in Africa. We learned about it today as part of our Ramadan crafts 30 day challenge.


It is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east.


Today my daughter and I spent some time learning about the only democracy in the Arab World. We looked up information about it’s capital, Tunis, and it’s 11 million people.  We decided it was time to add it our board of Arab League craft tutorials. It became a member in 1958.


We found out that at one point, Tunisia was ruled by the Ottoman Empire. The Tunisian flag acknowledges that history with a star and crescent in the middle similar to the one used in the Ottoman flag.


My teenager and I made the tutorial today. She would rate it as medium since there was a bit of Xacto precise cutting and aiming of the bleach sprayer. Tip – the bleach smelled so be sure to do the spraying outside and wear gloves in case the sprayer leaks, like ours did. And wear clothes that you don’t care about since the wind made some of the bleach land on us. Oops.


Red tshirt
Bleach in sprayer
Tunisian flag outline
Wax paper
Blue tape

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Lay a piece of wax paper on the Tunisian flag printout and cut out the design, making sure to leave a couple of spots that keeps the crescent moon and star attached to the circle.


Place the cardboard, then a sheet of wax paper, inside the shirt and your design on the outside. If you don’t place the carboard and wax paper inside, your bleached design will show up on your back.

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I wanted my daughter to practice spraying bleach with a spray bottle, so we used an extra bed sheet as a trial area before we sprayed on her red shirt. We decided to fold our blue tape over and use it to secure the wax paper to the tshirt because there was so much bleach that sprayed under once the wax paper started to curl.  We could have also used freezer paper.

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Spray your design and let the tshirt sit outside for a few minutes. Then washed it in cold water before throwing in the dryer (by itself) for a few minutes to set.

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We also discovered that we need to fold the tshirt under the flag cutout so that rest of it won’t get sprayed. We still had a bit of leakage, but my daughter said it was cool because it looked like a heart shape formed under the star negative space.

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My daughter loves her new shirt and can’t wait till school to start so she can tell anyone who asks what it is.  And now she has other ideas to handcraft more shirts.


Today’s diy is Day 20 of our 30 day Ramadan Crafts challenge.  Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more.

Here are some from our half way mark –

15 crafts 2016

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