5 Pillars Folding Crafts Sticks {Tutorial}

The five pillars of Islam are the basic acts that are the foundation of the religion.

Today we made a folding craft sticks to use as a memorization tool so my daughter can learn them.  I love that my daughter can test herself by unfolding one stick at a time to reveal the next one.

You can use a ribbon to tie it together, or a rubber band. Anything to get it compact for trips to keep little hands busy.


Craft sticks
Masking tape

Start by laying done a piece of tape and lay two sticks on it. Make sure you leave a little space between the sticks on the tape.

Flip the crafts sticks over and add another piece of craft stick on either side and tape the new piece on.

Continue flipping and adding more sticks. Remembering to leave space between your sticks.

You’ll need 8 sticks total and then are ready to color. Start by writing 5 Pillars at the top.

My daughter didn’t like how the letters smudged, so she took off that stick and started over.  If you mess up on any of the tape, you can do the same. Then write down Of Islam on the second stick, followed by Faith, Prayer, Charity, Fasting and Pilgrimage.

Cut your ribbon to size.

Now fold the craft sticks up.

Tie on the ribbon and your 5 Pillars Folding Craft Sticks are ready for life on the go.

If you enjoyed this 5 Pillars DIY tutorial, visit our 5 Pillars of Islam Wind Chime Tutorial or use up more craft sticks by making our Eid Mubarak Puzzle Card.

Or check out A Crafty Arab on Pinterest for more crafts that teach about the Arab world.



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