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Ramadan Word Art

This is a Pinterest inspired craft. It was a great way to use up leftover foam letters from past projects. I had completely left this is the hands of Ibraheem (10).

 

Ramadan word Art Direction

Ramadan Canvas

 

The possibilities of personalizing this craft is just endless.

– leave the foam letters as is in a rainbow of colours

– choose different colour for each word

– create patterns with words

– paint canvas in a multitude of colours

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Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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Upcycled Jar Ramadan Lantern

This was an upcycling project.

Jar Lantern Craft

I used an old juice dispenser. Any sort of jar will work for this project. First I had to clean the jar thoroughly. We decorated the jar with tissue paper shapes. I slathered Modge Podge onto to small sections and the kids stuck tissue paper shapes onto the outside of the jar.

I then inserted the string light through the tap opening (a regular jar will have the light crawling out of it). I spaced out the lights around the interior of the jar with the help of some stick tape. Lastly I printed Ramadhan Mubarak greeting onto overhead projector sheet and attached it to the jar. Plug in and enjoy.

Note:

You can completely omit the tissue paper part. However an empty jar sitting on a table top with string lights in it will look weird during the day. This step will make it pretty for the day as well.

 

 

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DATES JAR ~ A Paint Resist Craft ~

The next few post will Insha-Allah be on crafts we made last Ramadhan and never got to share here.

This is a painted jar that we made to keep dates during Ramadhan. It was convenient, practical and pretty to pass around the table.

Date Jar Craft

 

Things you will need . . .

A clear jar. I chose to use acrylic as it was going to be handled by children.

Stickers to decorate the jar. Preferably vinyl sticker so that they do not absorb the paint.

Paint that will cover clear surface and paint applicators.

STEPS:

Decorate the outside of the jar with stickers. We chose to place the word DATES.

Apply paint on all sides of the jar covering the stickers. Depending on yor paint you might have to apply several coats.

Leave to dry overnight. Carefully peel off stickers.

I decorated the lid as well with some paper and the dua for breaking fast.

 
 

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Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam Stained Glass Craft

Here is another simple craft that Insha-Allah has been prepared for the upcoming Maulidur Rasul program at our local mosque.

This is a craft to reinforce the concept that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam is our guiding light.

It is a quicker version of my other stained glass crafts featured here and we made similar ones for last Ramadhaan and Eid.

STEPS

1. Print the WRONG SIDE template (Page 1) from the attachment below onto a overhead transparency.

Muhammad (SAW) Stained Glass Template

The page has two templates. Cut along the outer frame.

2. Cut 1 inch strips out of card stock, I used black. Glue down the strips to the transparency template with the right side facing up to create a frame.

3. Colour the template using PERMANENT MARKERS on the right side up. In Canada, they are commonly known as Sharpie markers. This is just a brand, BiC is another option.

You can use regular markers, however the colours will not be vivid.

Please note that it is important that you colour on the right side facing up. The felt of the markers will scrape off the print if you did in on the wrong side. This is why I flipped the template for printing purpose.

Once the colouring is done, the frame can be attached to a window. You can enjoy it this was.

Muhammad (SAW) Stained Glass 1

OR

You can opt to attach a piece of crumpled up kitchen foil to the back of the frame. This gives the frame a more permanent glow. We are Insha-Allah doing this, to allow the children to hang the craft anywhere and not just limited to windows.

Muhammad (SAW) Stained Glass

I have included a regular page to the template (Page 2). Those who are not keen on the above craft idea, can use this page as a colouring page.

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Art & Craft, Seerah

 

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Family Tree of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam

This is a simple craft designed for younger children for a Maulidur Rasul program we are about to have in our local masjid here in Calgary. Since we are working with many children, I have designed templates that will allow us to precut all parts. That will leave just the assembling of the actual tree on the day of the program.

STEPS

1. Print the tree trunk template below.

Tree Trunk Template

Trace the shape onto a card stock. I used a cereal box.

Cut out the trunk and the stand part. Cut along the dotted line. Slide the two pieces in the opposite direction to create a 3D tree.

You can colour the trunk with markers as I did.

2. Print the names to go on the family tree below.

Rasulullah(SAW) Family Tree Template

You can print these straight onto a card stock if you prefer.

Cut out the names, colour if you want to and glue to the branches of the tree. In the finished tree below I have just used randomly cut pieces with names written on them as this was my test craft.

I have also included two extra circles in the template for those who want to add on.

3. Decorate tree with more leaves just randomly cut from a green construction paper.

The finished tree.

Rasulullah (SAW) Family Tree Craft

 

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2013 in Art & Craft, Seerah

 

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Mixed Media Ka’abah Art

This is an artwork the three boys and I made yesterday. It is made using mainly recycled material.

Mixed Media Ka'abah

The size is 2 X 2 feet. After having made a simple sketch for the picture, I set off collecting the materials that I wanted to use. I had these on hand as I keep aside recycled stuff for craft.

Material of Mixed Media Ka'abah

The base which a particle board was $1 from our local RONA (a Canadian hardware store). They do have scrap pieces of material and will cut to size upon request. The caps are from milk jugs. Some can lids, a no-sharp can opener will keep them safe to handle. Corrugated cardboard from packaging. Craft sticks. Some glossy magazine paper (not in picture) for the background.

I also had some white and black spray paint. I purchased a primer for the particle board.

P1050287P1050285I started of by priming the particle board and spray painting the can lids black and bottle caps white.

P1050291Dividing the board right down the middle, we created ground and sky with glossy magazine paper. We used diluted white glue to adhere the paper to the particle board. This was left to dry overnight.

I do not have pictures of the next steps, but this is how it went.

1. Creat mountains using corrugated cardboard. Glue them down.

2. Create Ka’abah on a black pice of cardstock using black spray painted can lids and craft sticks. Glue in down.

3. Add people making tawaf by gluing white spray painted milk jug lids.

Here is a more detailed picture of what went where.

Materials used in Ka'abah Mix Media ArtAlhamdulillah, our Ka’abah is sitting on our mantle. Instantly creating a hajj season atmosphere.

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2013 in Art & Craft, Hajj

 

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Ramadan Calendar 2013/1434H – Skyline

Ramadan Mubarak to all!

Ramadan Calendar 2013

Insha-Allah this is our Ramadan calendar for this year. This was made for Ilyaas (6) and Zakariyya (4). Ilyaas Insha-Allah will be attempting to fast for the first time this year. This is their first ever calendar. Ibraheem (10) opted not to have one, reluctantly though.

This calendar is filled with goodies for both the boys. The numbered package for each day consist two sets of treat for each day.

This is how I put the calendar together.

STEP 1 – Goodies { the building }

Goodies for the calendar

Goodies for the calendar

There are about 15 packets that has various toys and crafts items. The idea behind it is so as to the boys have little activities they can do during the day, escpecially since it’s summer holiday over here. I also had a few hygiene items; toothbrushes and shampoo. I used recycled containers to hold the various items.

The other 15 packets consists of edible items – candies and Malaysian jellos. These were filled into tofu dessert containers. I have made an entire Ramadan Calendar using tofu dessert containers in the past.

These treats were then wrapped in plain white paper. I drew windows and doors on each packet.

STEP 2 – The background

Recycled boxes with wrapping paper for background

Recycled boxes with wrapping paper for background

I used some sides of boxes that I had saved. I used whatever wrapping paper I had. The bottom bit was kitchen aluminium foil, I ran out of suitable wrapping paper.

STEP 3 – Creating the skyline

Attempting to make a skyline

Attempting to make a skyline

I arranged the 30 packets across to make a skyline. I wanted the masjid to be the centre. I also distributed the goodies and candies evenly.

Once happy with the skyline, attach the packets onto the board.

STEP 4 – Adding calendar numbers and some decorative details

CALENDAR NUMBERS – I got my calendar numbers from here. I placed the numbers with the idea that the masjid pieces will the the last ones to go.

STARS – I added some foam stars for the sky.

Mismatched coloured foam letters painted to match

Mismatched coloured foam letters painted to match

GREETING – These were foam letters. I had mismatched colours. I painted them to match the background.

Moon phases wheel

Moon phases wheel

MOON PHASES – The moon cycle wheel was from here.

WINDOWS & DOORS – I opted to paint the window and door details at this point.

MASJID -The dome details were from cut out foam.

PALM TREES – These were made using pipe cleaners. You can get the instructions here.

I placed the calendar on a hutch in our living room. The weight of everything and the fact that the background is cardboard does not make it very suitable for hanging. I found out the hard way trying to put it up on a wall :(.

If you want to hang it up, I would suggest using a sturdier material for the background. And maybe super gluing the buildings.

 
 

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