Eid Al Adha will occur on September 2, 2017 and we are getting ready with these Kaab’a gum party favors.
Eid Al Adha is celebrated by Muslims worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God’s command. It falls on the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic callendar.
Dhu al-Hijjah means The Month of the Pilgrimage in Arabic and during this month Muslim pilgrims from all around the world congregate at Mecca to visit the Kaab’a, the most sacred site in Islam, located in Saudi Arabia.
I made one of these gum favors to give to a friend on her way to hajj last year. Gum helps with plane takeoffs and landings and I thought she could use it while traveling.
This year we are making them for an Eid party our community is having. They were so easy to make and took hardly any time at all. To be honest, what took longer was driving all over town, buying up all the Eclipse gum!
Black card stock
Cut your black card stock the same height of the gum wrapper but long enough to wrap around. Add glue to the paper and fold over to seal the gum inside. Set the gum, glue side down for a few minutes, so the glue can set.
Cut your ribbon and wrap it around the gum, also gluing it down and letting it sit for a few minutes.
That is all, so easy and took no time at all. Once you open the gum, simply throw away the ribbon and recycle the paper so that it is deposed of in a respectful manner.
Stop by other Kaab’a tutorials to learn more about Hajj
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