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10 festive Ramadan crafts

Stumped on how to decorate for Ramadan? Try these DIY crafts for a modern twist!

By Emily Rivas

10 festive Ramadan crafts

Party Crackers

What better way to celebrate Ramadan than with a crackle and pop! Wrap the party crackers up in bright, festive colours and top them with the symbol of Islam–in gold, no less! Your kid will love seeing the candies explode out of the cracker as he rips it open with a buddy.

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Treat Bags

Who doesn’t love receiving holiday treats? Make these DIY treat bags and have the kids bring them to school with peanut-free cookies for their friends. It’s a great way to let classmates and teachers know about your family fasting. Parents, you can bring some treats to work, too!

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Paper Lanterns

These Moroccan-style paper lanterns made of eight-pointed stars are perfectly fitting for Ramadan—they're a symbol of hope. Spend some quality craft time with your kids as they fold the paper while you put it all together!

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Perler Bead 8-Pointed Stars

Eight-pointed stars are common in Islamic art and architecture. Explore these geometrical designs with perler beads to create stars or flowers of different patterns and colours. Younger kids might want to start off with smaller stars and older kids can tackle the larger patterns. Once you’re done, decorate the house with these bright stars!

Find it here: Perler Bead 8-Pointed Stars

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Bangles Decoration

In many South Asian cultures celebrating Ramadan, it’s customary for women to deck themselves out in new clothes and matching glass bangles (chooriyan) for the Eid prayers. Many women also celebrate the night before Eid, referred to as chaand rat, by gathering together to decorate their hands with henna. Grab your old bangles–and your kids–and loop a ribbon through them for a fun wall decoration!

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Moon Sighting Binoculars

Get the kiddos involved in the tradition of moon sighting with these adorable play-pretend binoculars. Use purple felt to represent the mystery that's associated with Ramadan. Those who follow the Local Moon Sighting Method know that holiday dates are a mystery until the night before.

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Ramadan Paper Chain

Paper chains are a classic, fun and simple craft that kids at any age can enjoy. Decorate it with little moons and stars for added detail. In Islam, the colour purple is also associated with twilight—the time to break fast. Make multiple chains and decorate your house with them for a festive look.

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Ramadan Sensory Box

Teach small tots all about Ramadan with this box full of simple activities. Sensory boxes can help kids learn how to count, identify colours, shapes and practice fine motor skills. Have your little one count the number of stars in the box, or orally teach him the meaning behind each symbol or colour. 

Find it here: Ramadan Sensory Box

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Paper Bag Mosques

Thinking of hosting a Ramadan kids' party? This is the perfect craft for it. You can pre-cut the paper details so all they'll have to do is glue them in the right places. They also make great gift bags if you prefer to put them together yourself.

Get it here: Paper Bag Mosques

10 festive Ramadan crafts

-Pointed Star Photo Frame

A big Eid tradition is to wear new clothes. If you want to capture your kids' new garb, this frame is the perfect place to display it. Your kids will love piecing together and decorating this frame. It's also a great gift for them to give Grandma and Grandpa!

Get it here: 8-Pointed Star Photo Frame

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This article was originally published on Mar 18, 2021
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