Color Shift Glitterific Mosque Decor {Tutorial}

There has been so much sunshine this spring in our area.

We decided to create our Ramadan craft today to use the natural light to shift the metallic luster of the both the paint of this mosque and its glitter background.

We had FolkArt Color Shift Metallic Paint and Glitterific™ Acrylic Paint on a wood pallet block. I recieved both as my role of Plaid Ambassador. The wood pallet I found for this craft was divided into four parts, so I looked online for a mosque design that was drawn in blocks.

My teen created this in one afternoon and thought it would make great end of year gifts for friends. We are now on the lookout for more wood blocks!

Supplies

  • Wood pallet
  • Glitterific paint
  • Color Shift paint
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Mosque image

The first thing my daughter did was outline the mosque shape with a pencil.

Once she was done, she painted inside the lines with the color shift paint. She added two more layers, allowing a few hours between each one to fully dry.

The final step was to add the glitterific paint.

My daughter added only one layer but you can decided if you want more or not.

We may add more glitter later. Right now, we have run out of time because we added so many layers of the color shift paint. But we love how the bottle said clear, but the glitter is picking up our multicolored shirts in the sunshine!

What do you think, should we add another layer of glitterific paint? Let us know under our Facebook post.

Stop by these other mosque tutorials we have made

Cookie Cutter Mosque Candle {Tutorial}

Mosque Polymer Clay Cake {Tutorial}

Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more activities about mosques

Libya Collage Pin {Tutorial}

Libya has been on our minds a lot lately due to the recent turmoil. My daughter made this Ramadan craft as a pin so she could wear it to school.

While she was making it, we talked about the Libya flag and what the colors stood for. It consists of a white star and crescent on a triband red-black-green design, with the central black band being twice the width of the outer bands. The flag fell out of use in 1969 and effectively reinstated as the country’s national flag on 3 August 2011.

The crescent is symbolic of the beginning of the lunar month according to the Muslim calendar and the star represents our smiling hope. The red was selected for the blood sacrificed for the freedom of Libya, black to remember the dark days that Libyans lived under the occupation of the Italians and green to represent its primary wealth, agriculture.

We found a stamp of the Libya flag and used it as part of a collage to make the pin, adding green & yellow arabesque patterned paper, plus dimensional glittered Mod Podge for a little sparkle.

Supplies

  • Paintbrush (2)
  • Mod Podge
  • Glue
  • Pin backing
  • Foam core
  • Stamp image
  • Patterned card stock
  • Xacto
  • Glittered Mod Podge

My daughter started her craft by using the Mod Podge to attach the stamp to the pattered paper.

She let the paper dry before flipping it over to figure out where the foam core is placed. She cut the corners at an angle before attaching the paper to the foam with Mod Podge.

My daughter added more Mod Podge to the edges of the paper and firmly folded it over so that it was snug.

To add a little bit of sparkle to the pin, my daughter added glittered Mod Podge around the outside frame of the stamp.

My daughter let everything dry for a few hours before adding the pin backing with glue.


Let the pin back set for a full 24 hours. If you would like to make another pin for your backpack, visit these other tutorials

Couscous Heart Pin {Tutorial}

Ramadan My First Fast Award {Tutorial}

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see other activities that teach about Arab countries.

Gallery Glass Zakat Minaret {Tutorial}

We love to make a new zakat collection container every year for one of our Ramadan crafts.

Zakat means “that which purifies” and in Arabic it is pronounced as زكاة‎ or zakāh. It is one of the 5 Pillars of Islam and required of all Muslims who are able to participate. Some view it like a self-imposed religious tax.

In the past, we have made our zakat boxes out of ice cream containers, wood boxes, picture frames, food containers and even a wicker basket. This year I found this container that reminded me of the minarets in Morocco, which all had flat tops.

I brought it home and used Gallery Glass paint to turn it into a minaret with a door and two windows. The only other supply I needed was stickers to spell out the word zakat, so my family knows what to put into the container. At the end of the month, we will donate the money to a local charity.

Supplies

  • Gallery Glass in green, blue & pink
  • Black lead paint
  • Letter stickers
  • Porceline container

I made sure my container was clean before I got started. I first placed the stickers on the side and then added the doors and windows with the black liquid leading. I also added an outline around the top lip.

I filled the door and window space with the green and blue colors and added the pink to the top.

I left my zakat collection box lying flat for a full 24 hours for everything to dry before placing it by the front door.

If you enjoying learning how to make this zakat box, make sure you stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more.