Ramadan is almost here and to get the kids excited for the holy month, making some Ramadan-themed crafts would be a good idea to educate them. Celebrating the occasion with decorative items at home can help create meaningful memories. You can play around with colors, patterns and designs. Below are some quick and easy crafts you can make with your little ones.
Make Ramadan the most special time of year for your kids by decorating your home with colorful lanterns.
What You Need:
- Sheets of Colored Papers
- Pencils and Crayons
- Fold sheets of paper in half, lengthwise. Draw pencil marks as a guide from one edge to the other, leaving about an inch at the end. Cut along those lines and make sure not to cut all the way.
- You can draw or cut out designs or patterns like crescent moon or stars and paste it on the strips to create a more festive feel.
- Open it up and roll it to connect both sides to form a lantern shape. Staple it into place.
- Use a strip of paper to make a handle for your lantern. Hang them from the ceiling or from a string.
Good Deed Calendar
This activity won’t only make your child feel like they are part of the celebration but will also teach them the importance of charity and kindness towards others. With the calendar, you can encourage them to perform a good act regularly – such as giving food to a neighbor, helping parents with chores or donating money to charity.
What You Need:
- Cartolina, any color of your choice (23.5 by 35.5 inches)
- Colored Papers
- Glue or Adhesive Tapes
- Cut out letters to form a title or using a marker, write it across the top.
- Cut colored papers into pieces of 4.5 by 6 inches. You can make use of different colors for each piece.
- Lay out these pieces in rows of five with alternating colors of your choice. Glue them on the sides, leaving out the top to form a pocket.
- Once they are set, write numbers from 1 to 30 on it or you can also choose to cut out the numbers and glue them on the pockets.
- Add more decorations on your calendar to make it more colorful like crescent moon or stars. Once done, paste it on a corner of your home using an adhesive tape.
- Once Ramadan begins, fill the pockets with slips of paper, each with a good deed performed by your little one written on it.
Paper Candy Bags
Share the joy with neighbors and friends during the special month, by letting your little one give out bags of goodies or candies.
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What You Need:
- Sewing Machine
- Draw your desired shape on the paper and cut it out. Make sure to have 2 exact shapes and leave enough space on the sides for sewing.
- Sew around the edges of the desired shape, leaving one side open to put in the candies before sewing it completely.
- You can leave a length of string hanging off so it will be easier for the receiver to tear into. You can also add more decorations as you wish and include a note with simple Ramadan greetings.