Crescent Moon Cardboard Binoculars {Tutorial} Guest Post

We are so honored to host a guest post for our Ramadan crafts 30-day challenge from the Muslim crafting account Abid Shameem.

Sister Mariam is sharing how she crafted these easy Ramadan and Eid Binoculars with her kids to spot the crescent moon over their home.

To celebrate our 11th annual Ramadan crafts 30-day challenge, we are hosting guest posts for most of the month, if you have a craft, resource, or recipe you’d like to share, please let us know.


Ramadan and Eid Binoculars

Getting our  kids involved in the tradition of moon sighting with binoculars they can help to put together.

It’s a great way to encourage pretend and play for toddlers and preschoolers and big kids won’t mind a peek through the binoculars either!

You can use these binoculars twice – once to spot the crescent moon for Ramadan and then again at the end of Ramadan to spot the crescent moon of Eid Al-Fitr.

Remember to make them recite the Dua after moon sighting.

O Allah, bring it over us with blessing and faith, and security and Islam. My Lord and your Lord is Allah.

Tirmidhi: 3451

Materials used 

  • *Used Tissue Roll cut into Half ( 10.5cm each)
  • *Purple craft paper
  • *Purple satin ribbon
  • *Thin transparent sheet cut into 2 * 2 inch
  • *Silver and blue mini stars
  • *Glue
  • *Elastic band
  • *Purple paint


Cut out two  pieces of used kitchen tissue roll .

Secure both transparent pieces to cardboard roll with elastic bands.

Cut out two rectangles of purple craft paper to fit around each roll. Glue craft paper to the roll with glue. Paint the inner side of the roll with purple paint.

Cut out a piece of purple satin Ribbon and secure each end to the inside of the cardboard rolls with tape. Be sure to cut ribbon long enough so that binoculars sit at child’s chest when worn around the neck.

Have the kids decorate binoculars with silver and blue stars star mini stickers and enjoy.



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