Pin It
Monday, January 31st, 2011

Ayyam-i-Ha Craft: Advent Style Banner

Ayyam-i-Ha Craft: Advent Style Banner (c) Tao of Craft

Ayyam-i-Ha is the time of the year for gift giving, celebrating and performing acts of charity. Here’s an advent type banner with 4 pockets–1 for each day of Ayyam-i-Ha that one crafty mama created for Ayyam-i-Ha. Each morning her kids wake up to a surprise. This post has been reprinted with permission from Carrie over at Tao Of Craft.

 

Materials:
Felt in coordinating pieces
Rainbow strip of fabric (or make your own from different color felt strips)
Fabric glue
Pinking sheers (if you want a pinked edge)
Baha’i star template ~ You can download it HERE

 

Instructions:
1. Create the base: cut a piece of wool felt 37′ x 17′. I used pinking sheers to cut as to keep a nice edge.
2. Make the pockets: cut 4 felt pieces 8′ x 8′. Depending on the age of your kids, the kids can help you measure and cut.
3. Trace the four shapes earth, Bahai star, heart and rainbow using different color felt. Let the kids do this part. Cut each shape out.
4. Using fabric glue, create the pocket designs.
5. Once the glue has dried, glue the pocket to the base fabric. Glue the sides and bottom of the pocket to the base, leaving the top edge open.
6. Hang it up and full the pockets!

 

Each day of Ayyam-i-Ha you can fill a pocket with a fun family activity, treats or small gifts.

 

© 2011 – 2014, The Editors. All rights reserved.

More Great Stuff You'll Love:


Are French Kids Better Behaved Because They are Spanked?

Should spanking be part of your parenting toolkit to have well behaved kids?

Overheard on the Beijing Subway When People Don't Think I Speak Mandarin

The awesome stuff I overhear like what these two Chinese women think of foreigners.

Breastfeeding Around the World

In photos and figures

Language Resource Library for Raising Bilingual Kids

The most comprehensive list of language learning resources

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


InCultureParent is an online magazine for parent's raising little global citizens. Centered on global parenting culture and traditions, we feature articles on parenting around the world and on raising multicultural and multilingual children.

Leave us a comment!

4 Comments
  1. CommentsElham   |  Sunday, 13 February 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Such a neat idea! Thanks for sharing :) I wonder what you did when the kids were younger – I noted that you said that your traditions evolved as the kids grew – we’ve got one young one and am looking for ideas to build our family’s tradition.

  2. CommentsAyyam-i-Ha: February 26-March 1 | InCultureParent   |  Thursday, 16 February 2012 at 10:51 pm

    […] invent their own beautiful traditions each year, like the one featured in our craft section–an advent style banner for the four days of the celebration. 2 comments PRINT […]

  3. CommentsTina Taloa   |  Saturday, 18 February 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I like to take a friend to the Ayyam-i-ha celebration days! Hoden BaBu
    I live in Normandy Park,WA. 2000- to 2012 from Missoula, Montan
    06-19-1956 Were can I go? Tina

  4. CommentsAyyam-i-Ha Craft: Make a Bird Feeder | InCultureParent   |  Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 10:30 pm

    […] creations on earth during this Ayyam-i-Ha! Looking for more Ayyam-i-Ha crafts? Then check out this Adent style banner. No comments PRINT […]









Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail.
Or leave your email address and click here to receive email notifications of new comments without leaving a comment yourself.

Get weekly updates right in your inbox so you don't miss out!



A Children's Book for Raising Global Citizens

Every life is a story. It’s easier to understand someone when you know their story.

Why I Travel 13 Hours Alone with My Kids Every Chance I Get

Travelling with children, while definitely more of a mission, contradicts the old saying that “life is about the journey, not the destination.”

A Diverse Book for Preschoolers in Celebration of Multicultural Children's Book Day

A book that honestly and simply celebrates the every day diversity that children experience.

Why My African Feminist Mother Gave Me the Identity of My Father's Tribe

She gave me an identity so different from her own.

2 Children’s Books about Jamaica

Explore Jamaica with your child.

Costa Rica with Kids: Two Weeks of Family Travel

Two weeks of Pura Vida in a country with so much to offer families.

Should I Worry about My Child's Accent in Her Foreign Language?

See why Dr. Gupta takes offense to this question and where children learn accents from

How to raise trilingual kids when exposure to Dad's language is limited

My kids only get 1-2 hours of the minority language per day-help!
Unfortunately, the school and community are no longer there. The farm is being sold and there are tentative plans for a new iteration to be set up in Costa Ric...
From How I Moved to Thailand with my Family on Less than $1000
HI! I love your website! Just read your review of books that teach about culture and food! I can't wait to try some of the recipes you've share...
From Armenian Recipe: Apricot Tart
Please, refrain from using "western /western society" for anglosaxon countries. Western can be Mexico and Spain as well, anything on the west side of the world is western ...
From The West’s Strange Relationship to Babies and Sleep
We've tried to make use of, but It doesn't works by any mean...
From African Parenting: The Sane Way to Raise Children
I'm back. Sorry, I stopped caring for this magazine for a while and forgot to discuss the meat of the matter. This article, as well as the linked article from 2011, fails to discuss cultural norms ...
From What Confused Me Most about Brits
Fascinating. I have been to Germany and met this guy who was soo rude! This article explains everything!! Since all Germans are so terribly rude it should come as no surprise that I should have met ...
From Are Germans Really Rude?
@ Josep. How could you possibly comment on how Germans treat people if you have never even been there? A three-day stay in Berlin and a one day stop-over in Frankfurt was enough for me to see the ut...
From Are Germans Really Rude?
I am trying to find a Sikh triangular Nishan Sahib flag and haven't found one. Do you know where I can find on...
From Vaisakhi Craft: Make a Flag
I have tried to buy a Sikh triagular Nishan Sahib flag and had no luck. Do you know where I can find on...
From Vaisakhi Craft: Make a Flag

More Crafts