Paper Lantern Chain {Printable}

Ramadan lantern chain

I created this paper Ramadan lantern chain printable for my daughters to have a little fun decorating our mantle space and window sills for Eid.

These adorable little lanterns can be printed on colored paper or plain and then decorated with markers or not. My daughters were only limited in their imagination.

I let them have the file, gave them access to the paper printer and let them get to work decorating our home.

I have been in the kitchen busy baking a few different types of Eid treats to get ready for Eid AlFitar next week. This will help give them something to do until it was time to decorate the treats.

Supplies

  • Ramadan lantern print out {below}
  • Scissors
Ramadan lantern chain

Print out the Ramadan lantern and cut out the rectangle at the bottom. Fold it on the grey lines.

Cut out the lantern shape, making sure to leave a connection at the bottom and middle of the lantern. To help my daughters hold the folded piece of paper, I gave them paperclips to use.

Ramadan lantern chain

Now your lantern chain is ready to be opened and decorated. Print and cut out more, then attach them to each other with tape. See if you can create a whole chain around your room!

Ramadan lantern chain

Here is our first completed chain, up on our mantle. Be a little creative with your design and make sure you share it with us to win prizes this month.

Ramadan lantern chain

Print out your own paper Ramadan lantern chain here.

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Visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more activities for Ramadan and Eid.

Ramadan lantern chain

Eid Glitterific Decor {Tutorial}

Eid decor

Now that Eid AlFitar is only eight days away, and Ramadan is coming to a close, we made this glitterific decor to get our home ready for a celebration.

This Ramadan has been difficult, as we have not being able to share it with family or friends due to the COVID19.

Taking a little extra time to decorate our home for the holiday will not only cheer up our home, but also allow us to spend some time together being creative.

After, we will share our art work with our family in a virtual call, making them feel as if they were in our living room, enjoying the decor in real time.

Two of my daughters helped with today’s craft, not because it was difficult, just becuase they found out that they really enjoyed spending time together.

Supplies

We started to paint the letters with the glitterific paint, but soon realized the letters needed a base color first. So we also added these colors to all four wood pieces: Bright Pink to the E and it’s frame, Lime Green to the I and ti’s frame, Perfect Purple to the D and it’s frame and Cloudless to the moon/star and it’s wood square.

After those colors had dried, my daughter added Glitterific to all the letters and the moon/star shapes.

Each of the frames, and the wood square, received a coat of the ColorShift paint.

We set everything out in the sunshine to dry for a few hours, then we glued the moon and star shapes to the wood square.

It is very difficult to capture on camera how fun and dimensional the paint makes the decor. The ColorShift paint looks like it is shimmering, while the glitter sparkles in the sunlight.

Our decor is ready for our mantle, and our next weekly family virtual call.

If you enjoyed learning how we made this Eid craft, stop by these others

Elegant Eid Decor Letters {Tutorial}

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Eid Creative Projects

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Eid decor

Gallery Glass Persian Suncatcher {Tutorial}

We crafted this Gallery Glass Persian suncatcher, inspired by a 12 pointed star shaped tile from the city of Khargird in northeastern Iran.

We got the idea from a follower on Twitter, who had commented after our Nesting Khatam Mobile {Tutorial} auto posted, that it reminded them of this tile that is now housed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

My daughter and I spent the afternoon looking at various 12 pointed star shapes before deciding we were going to try to make our own into a suncatcher.

Supplies

The Gallery Glass bottles have a very big opening for the pour, so I purchased these bottles with a very small opening. This helps to make the lead lines thinner.

We placed some of the lead into the smaller bottle and then took a little time to practice drawing lines with the new tip.

My daughter placed the 12 point tile printout inside the pocket folder. I added some blue tape to hold it down inside a picture frame, but this is optional. I thought it would help my daughter keep the piece flat, while giving her the ability to turn it.

Now my daughter started to outline the suncatcher with the lead, then filling in the space with colors after. If a bubble occurred while she was working, she used the needle that came with the small bottle to pop it.

After the entire suncatcher was finished, my daughter set it in the sunshine for a few hours. She waited for the colors to change their tone, as you can see from the blue below. She then added a second layer.

We set the suncatcher on a flat surface to dry for a few hours, then slowly peeled it off the pocket folder.

Our beautiful suncatcher, inspired by a star‑shaped tile with interlaced design that once graced the walls of the west iwan (vault) of the Madrasa al‑Ghiyathiyya, a religious school completed in 846/1442–43 in the city of Khargird in northeastern Iran, is now done and ready for our window.

If you enjoyed seeing how we made this suncatcher, stop by these others

Allah Gallery Glass Suncatcher {Tutorial}

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be sure to stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see more.