Eid al Adha Pipecleaner Kaaba Craft

Eid al Adha Pipecleaner Kaaba Craft

Eid al Adha Pipecleaner Kaaba Craft for Kids by Hello Holy Days!

Make my Eid al Adha Kaaba craft for kids using just pipecleaners and beads! Easy and fun to make, hang it up as a beautiful kid-made ornament in celebration of the holiday. Here, I’ve placed glitter green branches in a vase to hang up our Kaaba ornament.

I like to use the Kaaba as a symbol for Eid al Adha because the Kaaba is central to Hajj. And Eid al Adha is celebrated to mark the conclusion of Hajj every year.

This is a great craft for little kids still learning their basic shapes and colors. The fuzzy texture of the pipecleaners will help kids develop their sensory skills and the act of placing the beads on the pipecleaner will help practice their fine motion skills.

So let’s get started!

Eid al Adha Pipecleaner Kaaba Craft for Kids by Hello Holy Days!

Materials

  • 1 black pipecleaner
  • 1 yellow pipecleaner
  • Yellow beads (a variety of sizes and tones can be found in assorted bead packs)
  • Golden twine
  • Scissors

Eid al Adha Pipecleaner Kaaba Craft for Kids by Hello Holy Days!

Steps

  1. Fold the black pipecleaner in half, and then into quarters to make it into a square shape. Secure the ends of the pipecleaner together by twisting.
  2. Cut a piece of the yellow pipecleaner to be a little bigger than the width of the black square.
  3. Place the beads onto the piece of yellow pipecleaner cut in step 2.
  4. Now, secure the beaded yellow pipecleaner onto the black square. This will be the golden line on the Kaaba.
  5. Make a door for the Kaaba by cutting another small piece of yellow pipecleaner and bending it into an arch shape. Secure the door slightly to the left hand side of the pipecleaner Kaaba.
  6. To hang up your pipecleaner Kaaba as an ornament, cut a piece of golden twine and tie it at the top of the pipecleaner so it’s nice and tight (this will prevent the ornament from hanging lopsided). Then make another knot with the twine to create a loop for hanging.

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Free Printable Coloring Sheet COVID-19

Free Printable Coloring Sheet COVID-19

This Ramadan and Eid al Fitr was definitely a much different celebration than usual. With COVID-19 in full force, we celebrated this year in quarantine. However, we are still so blessed that we got to celebrate Eid with our immediate families in the comfort of our own home.

Our hearts go out to the many Muslims in America who are healthcare workers and didn’t get to celebrate Eid at all with their families. All throughout Ramadan, they worked under extremely dire conditions treating COVID-19 patients while also observing their obligatory fasts.

For example, Dr. Yussr Ibrahim in Portland, ME worked as an anesthesia resident in the ICU. She saw COVID-19 patients on the frontline everyday. Her shifts were from 4:30 am to 7:00 pm while observing Ramadan fasting throughout the duration of her shift.

Dr. Noveera Mirza in Detroit, Michigan worked as a pediatric resident in the emergency department seeing COVID-19 in children during Ramadan. Living alone in Michigan for her residency, she was uncertain if she’d be able to celebrate Eid with her family who lives in California.

Dr. Abdu Sharkawy from Toronto, Canada shared an emotional video about how he was unable to spend Eid at home with his kids because he was in hospital treating sick COVID-19 patients.

Many Muslim cultures strongly encourage their kids to become doctors, nurses, or other healthcare practitioners and as a result there are a lot of Muslims in the American healthcare system.

This Eid, it would be a great gesture to send them a thank you note in hospital for all their hard work, sacrifice and service. They couldn’t celebrate Eid at home but, together we can bring Eid to them in hospital! Here’s how to do it.

Step 1: Print, purchase or make an Eid card. Here is a free printable coloring page designed for you, you can also purchase an Eid card from the Hello Holy Days Shop or make your own handmade card!

Step 2: Go to www.18millionthanks.com, an organization working to send thank you notes to the 18 million healthcare workers in America, for a list of hospitals accepting cards. You can also send to your local hospital but be sure to check in advance if they’re accepting mail as many hospitals are not accepting mail at this time.

Step 3: Mail out your Eid/ thank you card to the healthcare workers.

Step 4: Add the number of cards you mailed out to 18 Million Thanks “Card Counter”. (Over 12 000 thank you cards have been mailed out to healthcare workers in America so far!)

Hope you enjoy coloring this free printable with your kids and mailing out Eid cards to healthcare workers. Thank you for joining us in showing gratitude to our healthcare heroes!

If you participate in this activity and mail out our coloring page to healthcare workers, we’d love to see! Share it with us on social media by tagging @helloholydays and @18millionthanks!

Ramadan Drummer Seashells

Ramadan Drummer Seashells

One of the interesting things about Islamic holidays is that they follow a fully lunar calendar. This means that, through the course of some 40 years, we can experience Muslim holidays in all 4 different seasons. With Ramadan transitioning out of summer and into spring, embrace the season while you can and make some Ramadan Drummer seashells! It makes a lovely kid’s craft and keepsake of when Ramadan took place in the summers! Collect seashells with the kids next you’re at the beach – or pick up a bag from your local arts and crafts supplies store to make this seasonal craft!

Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

 Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

Materials

  • Seashells
  • Craft paint, in purple, brown, black, white, pink (depending on what skin color you’d like to make for your drummers)
  • Paintbrush
  • Smallest size of googly eyes
  • White glue
  • Red gel pen that can work on enamel. Sakura Decorese from Jet Pens is used here.
  • Yellow embroidery thread
  • Yellow bead
  • Scissors

Steps

Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

1. Paint the Ramadan drummer’s face to your desired skin tone (or leave the seashell it’s natural color, if you like.)

 

Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

2. Paint the Ramadan Drummer’s purple hat.

Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

3. Next, paint the Ramadan Drummer’s brown beard.

Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

4. Add a small round nose with paint. Glue eyes and add a smile.

Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

7. String a bead onto a small piece of embroidery thread; tie a knot on one end to keep the bead in place. Glue the other end of the embroidery thread to the back of the seashell. This will be the tassel on the Ramadan Drummer’s hat. You’re all done!

Ramadan Drummer Seashells Craft by Hello Holy Days!

 

*Please note the fictional Ramadan Drummer used as a North American holiday character is the intellectual property and trademark of Manal Aman, Hello Holy Days! and may require license for commercial use.

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