Salt Dough Ramadan Banner {Tutorial}

Day 12 of our Ramadan crafts challenge had us playing with salt dough in the kitchen.


We had a short day at school today and needed a few hours to waste before starting homework.  I thought making a Ramadan banner to decorate our stairs would be a perfect distraction.


In fact, we had left over salt dough, so be on the lookout tomorrow for another fun use of this material.



1/2 Cup salt
1/2 Cut room temperature water
1 Cup flour
FolkArt color shift acrylic paint
Rolling pin
Cookie cutters

We started by mixing flour, salt and water in the bowl. Once it was all mixed, we  threw a little extra flour down so the dough does not stick to the kitchen counter once we started rolling it.

Using the rolling pin, we flattened out the dough to about a quarter inch thickness.

We used the cookie cutters to cut out some moon and star shapes.

We carefully lifted the shapes and placed them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet so they would dry.

We used a straw to cut out a nice circle shape for the twine later.

It was another hot day in Seattle today and our salt dough dried in no time once we placed them outside in the sunshine.  We brought them back in and painted them. We used blue for the moons and red for the stars.

We measured out the area where the banner was going to go, then added a few more inches.  We cut the twine according to our measurements and started tying the moons and stars, alternating the shapes.

Here is our full banner all tied up.

And this is what it looks like on our stairs.


We hoped you enjoyed making this salt dough banner. If you would like to see more of our DIY crafty tutorials, please visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.



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