Ramadan Flip Card Calendar {Tutorial}

Day two of our 8th annual Ramadan crafts 30 day challenge has us making a countdown calendar to keep track of the days. I have been trying to incorporate even more Arabic numbers into our daily lives and this easy Ikea Tolsby frame project is the perfect solution.


Our Ramadan calendars in the past have been rather large, made of fence material, or spice holders, so this smaller version is also ideal for people with littler space.


We left a lot of room on the date sheets so that we can write on them. We hope to include what we had for dinner, what chapter (called a surah in Arabic) we studied in the Quran, the holy book, good deeds, or any other information we wanted to save about our day. I gave my daughters different color pens and told them to write on the front. Once the pages are done, I’ll put them in a mini album to save so that I look back on 2018 (1439 in the Islamic calendar).



Cardstock pad
Tolsby Frame
Hole punch
Book Rings
Double sided tape
30 number print out

First my daughter cut out the 30 Arabic numbers into small squares.  You can make yours as large as you’d like on Word, but we made ours to fit small into the corner.

Next we measured the inside of our Ikea frame and cut 30 sheets of color paper to fit.  We hole punched two holes on one end of each sheet.

We used double sided tape to the back of the numbers and added them to the bottom corner of each sheet.

The last step is to put the frame together. Screw on the base to the top and remove the plastic insert. Add the flip cards to the frame with the book rings.

The calendar is now ready to go.  Before you flip over the next card, you could easily remove that date to write a memory on it, add stickers or decorate it any way you’d like.

If you enjoyed making this Arabic calendar, stop by these other tutorials

Repurposed Arabic Perpetual Calendar {Tutorial}

Arabic Numbers Toss {Tutorial}


Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more of our Ramadan DIY crafts



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