Get those little fingers working by lighting up those Ramadan Lanterns! This is a simple DIY that doesn’t require much skill and the best part of it is that it can be used year after year or passed on. It’s also a great cognitive and motor skill exercise for your child that can aid in his/her brain development. Follow through and see for yourself! Here’s what you’ll need: Assorted colours of felt sheets Lantern cookie cutters as templates – those beautiful cutters we’re using are by Do Eid Yourself Buttons A permanent marker, a pair of scissors, a needle and thread A piece of cottonRead More →

Keeping your children busy during the day in Ramadan requires planning ahead! And honestly, even if they are fasting they somehow still have more energy than we do, mashaAllah! So here’s a quick and easy activity for them to keep them busy and entertained for hours while sparking their imagination! So without further ado, introducing to you the “Itikaf fort kit” What you’ll need: Some Fabric (or old bed sheets) – around 6 – 8 meters in total.\ Rope. A pack of clothes pegs. A pack of suction cups. Flashlight. A pair of scissors (optional) A drawstring bag for storage. Basically, all you need toRead More →

Besides the crescent moon and stars that we’ve been using for years and years, here’s a different and fun element to make and add to Ramadan or Eid this year! You know those snowflakes we’ve all learned how to make in school, well this is just a little twist to them. Here’s what you’ll need: A stack of A4 card stock (we’re using a gold shiny medium weight card stock) – I would suggest you stick to light or medium weight card stock which is between 118 gsm – 217 gsm, heavier weight might be difficult to cut once you start folding it. A pairRead More →

It has always been crescent moons and stars for us when it came to decorating for Ramadan. So this year, I wanted something different and not another garland. So I took it upon myself to create something totally unique. I wanted a rustic look with a dash of colour and shimmer to it. Hence those Ramadan lantern ornaments. You’ll find right under this paragraph what you need to make them, but I invite to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see how they were utilized. Here’s what you’ll need: Cookie Cutters (we’re using those gorgeous lantern cookie cutters by Do Eid YourselfRead More →

We’ve seen this activity before all over Pinterest, but have you thought of putting them to use this Ramadan/Eid. ATTENTION LITTLE ONES, this is for you! You and your children can recreate your own crayons and make them match your Ramadan or Eid theme for this year! Here’s what you’ll need: A bunch of Crayons (we always recommend Crayola) A star shaped oven safe silicone mould (any mould shape will do. You can try letter moulds and spell out Ramadan or Eid) An oven and a baking sheet A knife (Optional: you can just go ahead and break the crayons with your hands) Preheat yourRead More →

Baking can be fun for everyone when you have a simple recipe to work from and we’re sure you’ll find this butter biscuit recipe super easy to follow and make with your whole family. These can be a great addition to Ramadan pre parties or as Eid favours. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup sugar 100 grams butter (at room temperature) 1 egg 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence Baking tools and cookie cutters Preheat your oven at 160 degrees celsius (this may vary from one oven to another). Line a baking sheet with parchment of baking paper.Read More →

We have a simple yet fun idea in store for you and we’re so excited about it! First things first..get the following materials ready and follow through. What you’ll need:  A jar lid (any size will do) A piece of transparency sheet cut to the size of your jar lid A glue gun A round sequin (or a crescent shaped sequin if you have any) A bunch of different star sequins (we’re using different sizes and colours) If you have a crescent shaped sequin at hand, then you won’t need to do this step. If you don’t, this won’t take a minute. Cut the roundRead More →

Here’s a little twist to Ramadan Sadaqa banks/jars. This year we wanted to create a visual aid for children to help them get excited about saving up Sadaqas to be given away. So, this year it’s a Ramadan Sadaqa Frame Bank and it’s a piece of cake to make. What you need: A frame with enough space between its glass and back (we’re using IKEA’s RIBBA Black frame 23×23 cm) A drill A pencil A piece of cardstock cut to fit the frame you are using A small piece of sand paper A marker Now, find the the center of your frame and make aRead More →

So here we are 60 days away from Ramadan. Can you believe it?! It’s amazing how time flies so fast. I mean I can’t believe we’re in March already! But looking at the bright side, I’m so excited Ramadan is around the corner! We’re keeping it simple again with our Ramadan advent calendar this year. You will only need THREE materials (that’s right) and they can be found around easily! Here they are: A pack of tongue depressors/ popsicle sticks. We suggest you buy the wide ones to have more room to write, but if you can’t find them around, the thin ones will doRead More →