Eid al Adha Ram Cupcakes

Eid al Adha Ram Cupcakes

Eid al Adha Ram Cupcakes Recipe by Hello Holy Days for Crate&Kidsblog

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.

Eid al Adha Ram Cupcakes Recipe by Hello Holy Days for Crate&Kidsblog

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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
  • Pretzels
  • Airheads candy, “white mystery” flavor
  • Mini ginger snap cookies
  • Candy eyes
  • Black decorator’s icing

Eid al Adha Ram Cupcakes Recipe by Hello Holy Days for Crate&Kidsblog

Find the full post over on the Crate & Kids blog!

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Eid al Adha Paper Pouches Calendar

Eid al Adha Paper Pouches Calendar

This post is sponsored by Kid Made Modern

When I first came across Kid Made Modern’s Black and White Paper Pad I immediately thought how great this product would be for Eid al Adha crafting. Black and white is very representative of the stories and traditions of Eid al Adha. Read more on my thoughts about holiday colors here.

DIY paper pouches countdown calendar for Eid al Adha made by Hello Holy Days!

So! I created these cute little triangular prism pouches for an easy Eid al Adha countdown calendar. Mine are filled with confetti but you can fill yours with whatever you like. A slip of paper with an act of kindness to do for the day. Or perhaps a small toy or a snack.

Each pouch is numbered 1-9 to count down the holy days leading up to Eid al Adha and then on the 10th day of course, it’s Eid!

Love it as much as I do? Here’s how to make it!

Psst – this craft can also do double duty for New Year’s Eve. Use Kid Made Modern’s black and white paper pad to make these confetti pouches for ringing in the New Year!

Materials

Steps

DIY paper pouches countdown calendar for Eid al Adha made by Hello Holy Days!

  1. Use different patterns from the black and white paper pad to cut rectangular strips. You can make these strips any size you like as long as they’re twice as wide as they are tall. I cut my strips to be 3″ tall and 6″ wide. This resulted in adorable mini pouches about 3″ in size. DIY paper pouches countdown calendar for Eid al Adha made by Hello Holy Days!
  2. Once you’ve cut 9 strips, roll up each strip and secure it with washi tape. Note: glittery washi tape is typically not as strong as regular washi tape. Sometimes even regular washi tape can start coming apart after a few hours. In this case, you might find that using a glue gun or white glue is a better option for you for making the pouches. You can always add decorative touches with washi tape later.DIY paper pouches countdown calendar for Eid al Adha made by Hello Holy Days!
  3. Next, press down one side of the tube and secure with tape or glue (whichever you’re using).DIY paper pouches countdown calendar for Eid al Adha made by Hello Holy Days!
  4. Fill the pouch with confetti or other filling of your choice.DIY paper pouches countdown calendar for Eid al Adha made by Hello Holy Days!
  5. Press down this side of the tube perpendicular to the bottom and secure with tape or glue so you have a triangular pouch.
  6. Finish by numbering the pouches from 1-9. In each of the days leading up to Eid al Adha, pop open a pouch of confetti! These are also great for handing out on the day of Eid al Adha to a group of children as they can be made fairly quickly.

DIY paper pouches countdown calendar for Eid al Adha made by Hello Holy Days!

Special thanks to Kid Made Modern for sponsoring this post!

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Festive Goat Gift Topper

Festive Goat Gift Topper

DIY gift topper for Eid al Adha by Hello Holy Days!

Giving gifts on Eid? Of course you are! Get the kids involved in the gift giving tradition by making this festive goat gift topper! Beautiful bejewelled leaves flanked with a mini goat will add a touch of sparkle and whimsy to gifts wrapped in kraft paper. It’s a simple and chic way to elevate your Eid al Adha gifts. Plus, it only take a few minutes to make with Kid Made Modern’s Jewelry Jam craft kit!

DIY gift topper for Eid al Adha by Hello Holy Days!

Materials

Steps

 

  1. Make the leafs of this festive goat gift topper using green pipe cleaners and the leaf beads included in the Jewelry Jam KitDIY gift topper for Eid al Adha by Hello Holy Days!
  2. To do this, cut a piece of pipe cleaner about 5″ long. Then cut smaller pieces of pipe cleaner, in varying lengths such as about 1.5″ and 2.5″ inches long. Wrap these around the 5″ pipe cleaner to create a leaf shape. DIY gift topper for Eid al Adha by Hello Holy Days!
  3. Once you’ve created your leaf shape with pipe cleaners, simply string on the leaf beads from the kit onto the pipe cleaner. You can make one leaf or you can make multiple leafs and join the pipe cleaners together into a branch. (For my final gift topper, I attached two leafs of different sizes together into a branch.) DIY gift topper for Eid al Adha by Hello Holy Days!
  4. Now you’re ready to add on your gift topper to your gift! Wrap your gift in plain kraft paper. I’m using a gold ribbon to wrap the gift. Make one knot of the ribbon and then wrap on your pipe cleaner gift topper.
  5. Cut a 3″ piece of green thread included in the jewelry jam kit and tie it around your plastic goat. Then tie the goat to the knot you made with your ribbon.
  6. Finally, make the ribbon into a bow. Your pipe cleaner gift topper and your mini goat should now both be tucked nicely under the bow. DIY gift topper for Eid al Adha by Hello Holy Days!

Special thanks to Kid Made Modern for sponsoring this post!

Did you make this DIY of ours? We’d love to see it! Share with us on Instagram or Facebook @helloholydays.

If you make this DIY and share photos of your version on your own blog, please be sure to include a link back to this page as your source of inspiration and tag @helloholydays on all social media.