Perler Crescent Moon and Star {Tutorial}

Ramadan Kareem 2016 / 1437 to those that celebrate. May you have many blessings this holy month of the Islamic calendar.

Ramadan Kareem 2016 beads

As with last year, we fashioned our holy month greeting with Perler Beads.  My youngest helped with today’s craft and we would rate it as easy.  The only supplies we needed were the beads and pegboards.  I also used an iron to bind them together.  This post contains affiliate links to help you find the supplies easier.

A Crafty Arab Perler Moon and Star

We started with beads on our letter pegboard to create the words Ramadan Kareem. This is a saying Muslims say to each other to welcome Ramadan.  Kareem is the Arabic word for generous.   These two words are used in greeting as a way to wish the other person ease during their month of fasting. (At the end of the month of Ramadan, people say Eid Mubarak!)


After we were done with the letters in a rainbow spectrum, we moved on to creating our crescent moon.  The Islamic calendar is lunar based, so any announcement of Ramadan relies on seeing a crescent moon. There are whole committees set up just to make sure it’s in the sky and Ramadan can begin.   We went around a round pegboard with 27 white beads for our moon outline and filled it in.

Once we were done with the moon, we created a star from ‘glow in the dark‘ neon beads for fun.  Six black beads were added in the ironing process to connect the moon to the star.

ACraftyArab Perler Moon and Star3

And that is it for today, something simple to ease our way into the month.

If you enjoyed making the moon, visit 99 Creative Moon Projects to give more lunar projects a try.

Please check our years past Ramadan crafts by visiting A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.







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