Allah Face Mask Clip {Tutorial}

We crafted a couple of Perler Allah face mask clips to start our Ramadan craft challenge, after we were inspired by a post about Hijabis in Healthcare.

Starting our Ramadan challenge with Perler beads has been a tradition in our house for years and one way my girls know it’s okay to take time to sit.

There is usually more activity around our home during Ramadan, with cooking and cleaning and washing and praying and reading and phone calling and volunteering that I like to give my kids a spot for down time. Most Muslim adults have been taking part in Ramadan since they were the age of 7 or so. It is a naturally part of our lives and sometimes we get into the motion of fasting and praying without thinking about how hard it was to all take in at first.  Giving kids a spot for creative play where they can let their mind wander gives them a break from the stress of a new experience. I like to use Perler beads, but know of other parents that leave out paper and markers.

My daughters have had a lot of fun coming up with Muslim designs in Perler beads over the years, including a crescent moon and star, a sheep, a Basmala, a Ramadan lantern banner, a mosque and last year, we made a prayer rug.

We used yellow beads, blue beads and pink beads. Since there has never been an Allah face mask clip before, my daughter had to come up with her own pattern. I hope you can follow along with how she did it so you can make one too.

Decide on your colors first and start to add them to the pegboard.

Keep playing around with the design until it is even all around.

Melt the beads with ironing paper and an iron to fuse them together. Let the design cool.

Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat the fusing. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper.

Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.

We made a couple of them, playing around with the way that Allah is written.

We hope you enjoyed seeing how we made our Perler prayer mat. If you would like to ways we have crafted with the word Allah, please check out

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