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Friday, July 29th, 2011

5 Perfect Crafts for Ramadan

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InCultureParent presents some of our favorite ideas from some very crafty Mamas for Ramadan crafting and decorating with our kids.

1. Moon Flashcards


Ramadan is a great time to introduce little ones to some basic ideas about science and for older ones to become more familiar with how our solar system functions. These flashcards are perfect for teaching kids about the different phases of the moon. Have them match the moon each night of Ramadan to their flashcards, at least when it’s clear enough outside to do so!

Scroll down after the link as the craft is found under the directions for making a tot-sized lapbook. The craftiness of this Muslim Mama is impressive. From http://ummabdulbasir.wordpress.com.

2. Colorful Letter Banner


Like everything you find on this inspiring and artistic website, this letter banner with the word “Ramadan” is straightforward and beautiful. Better yet, make an even larger banner with “Ramadan Mubarak.” You can pick your own colors and your own fonts—all that’s needed is string, paper and a printer. No special crafting skills are needed! Definitely check out more of this website, Ramadan Joy, for a lot of inspiring ideas for Ramadan—crafts, decorating and cooking. From www.ramadanchallenge.com.

3. Advent-Style Calendar


Advent-style calendars are a great way to help your kids keep track of the 30-or-so days of Ramadan. They also can be a fun way for kids to learn their Arabic numbers (if you decide to make the numbers in Arabic). Fill the pockets with a mix of special treats or inspiring messages from the Quran that reinforce the meaning of Ramadan, depending on the age of your child. This calendar by this crafty Muslim Mama will for sure give your children something to look forward to each day after iftar (the breaking of the fast). From http://ummlayla.blogspot.com.

4. Ramadan Banner with Decorations


This original Ramadan banner with dangling stars, moons and shapes will jazz up any living room for Ramadan. One of the things we also loved about this banner is the language—if you look closely, you’ll see it’s written in Russian, which makes you smile at the reach of the global Muslim community. From http://chamomileandsmiles.blogspot.com.

 

 

5. Star and Moon Garland


This simple and sweet star and moon garland uses card stock that was cut and strung together in one long stand. Make them in different colors and sizes to drape around the kids room, the living room or even for the backs of the kitchen chairs. From www.ramadanchallenge.com.

 

 


Check out some more awesome Ramadan crafts:

 

Ramadan-star-moon-craft2_Article2 Dangling stars and moons out of recycled materials

 

Ramadan-star-and-moon-banner Star and Moon Banner

 

arabic-star-craft-new Creative Ramadan Calendar with Arabic Numbers

 

Looking for some Ramadan recipes? Check out these:

Chicken Kebab_image Pakistani chicken kebabs

 

Moroccan harira

© 2011 – 2013, Stephanie Meade. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Stephanie is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of InCultureParent. She has two Moroccan-American daughters (ages 5 and 6), whom she is raising, together with her husband, bilingual in Arabic and English at home, while also introducing Spanish. After many moves worldwide, she currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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6 Comments
  1. Commentsclaire niala   |  Tuesday, 02 August 2011 at 5:47 pm

    we are not muslim but like to celebrate with other faiths – my daughter and i are loving these crafts – thank you!

  2. CommentsAbida   |  Thursday, 05 July 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you for the suggestions. My kids also like Ramadan coloring pages like http://www.thecolor.com/Category/Coloring/Ramadan.aspx

  3. CommentsRamadan Craft: Star and Moon Banner | InCultureParent   |  Monday, 16 July 2012 at 8:47 pm

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  4. CommentsInCultureParent | Creative Ramadan Calendar with Arabic Numbers   |  Wednesday, 17 July 2013 at 8:53 am

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    On http://www.MuslimZon.com more than 400 of our Islamic products are under $10.00. They have more than 50 Islamic Packages and Deals at discounted prices. Also, they have the largest collection of Eid and Ramadan products from around the world. Eid & Ramadan categories includes: Eid and Ramadan Banners & Bunting Flags, Eid and Ramadan Culinary, Eid and Ramadan Decorations & Gifts, Eid and Ramadan Lights & Lanterns, Eid and Ramadan Party Bundles, Eid and Ramadan Table Tops & Eid and Ramadan Games to name a few. http://www.muslimzon.com/EID-RAMADAN_c_200.html

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