Not a fan of mutton? Then you’ll love this sugary version of a ram instead – perfect for celebrating Eid al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice.
I like to make these ram cupcakes specifically on the Days of Sacrifice, the 10th, 11th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah so it’s easy for kids to make connections about the holiday’s traditions. Whether you’re waiting to pick up your sacrificial meat from the butcher shop or opted to offer a sacrifice in a developing country, these rams will be a welcome addition to your family’s celebrations.
I originally created this craft in 2017 for the Land of Nod blog (now Crate & Kids), as a lead up to our Ramadan & Eid collection launching the following spring in 2018. You can find an excerpt and some pictures from the post below and the full post with all instructions and step by step photos on the Crate & Kids blog.
For me, holidays are always a time to get together with family and as an aunt to three kiddos (ages 4, 9 and 11) I like to make use of these occasions to create special holiday memories for the kids.
This year for Eid, I’ll be setting up a cupcake decorating station for the kids. Inspired by reindeer cupcakes for Christmas, I’ve come up with ram cupcakes for the kids to make on Eid al Adha! These are easy enough for the kids to decorate themselves and it’s the kind of activity that all the kids – from the youngest to the oldest – can enjoy!
Supplies for the Eid al Adha Ram Cupcakes
- Cupcakes (store-bought muffins work too, if you’re short on time!)
- Chocolate frosting
- Airheads candy, “white mystery” flavor
- Mini ginger snap cookies
- Candy eyes
- Black decorator’s icing
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