My friend Bayan and I started a Ramadan Kids Club last year, and it was a huge hit at our local mosques. We wanted to make Ramadan exciting for our own kids so we collaborated with two local mosques and headed an hour-long Ramadan storytime and crafts a couple of times a day. We had more than 60 kids sign up and we read Ramadan/Islamic books along with a meaningful craft or activity.
If there’s nothing like this in your local community, then start one! Here are 6 easy Ramadan crafts for you to make with your family this year to make the holiday exciting for little ones.
1. DIY Banners
No time to order a Ramadan banner? No worries. This downloadable banner from YAHsss can be printed from your computer. Decorate, color, cut and hang up!
2. 3-D Mosques
This cute 3-D mosque is inspired by the Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors (which is a beautiful Ramadan book). ACraftArab has a step-by-step tutorial to create this!
3. Ramadan Sun-Catcher Crafts
These cute Ramadan sun-catchers are perfect for your windows around your home! Kids can get really creative and choose different colors and decorate them with gemstones too. Sweet Fajr has a free printable for you to use a template.
4. 8-Pointed Stars
“This is because a verse in the Quran states that on the Day of Judgement, 8 angels will flank God’s Throne hence the 8 points of the star. On the Throne, God has inscribed “My Mercy Supersedes My Wrath” which creates a sense of hope in God’s mercy and a hope for salvation. In Ramadan, when this sentiment of hope is particularly high, the 8-pointed star, a symbol of hope, makes perfect sense.”
5. Ramadan Fanoos
A fanoos, or a lantern, is a traditional Ramadan symbol used in many places around the world in Muslim countries. Beautiful colorful fanoos are displayed at shops, restaurants and houses. Having your kids make them is a nice way to keep up with the tradition. Check out a tutorial here.
6. Moon Collage
Nothing says Ramadan like a beautiful crescent. This is a really cute craft that will brighten up your home and add some glam!
What are some of your favorite Ramadan crafts to do with your family?