Ramadan & Eid Al Fitr Crafts

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...

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...

DIY Ramadan Paper Lantern Favor Boxes

Every year for Eid al Fitr, my family hosts an open house party. For this year’s party, I decided to make some DIY paper lantern favor boxes for our guests. I filled each one with cookies from one of my favorite local bakeries. I’m really glad I picked up...

Ramadan Yogurt Bark Recipe

My Ramadan yogurt bark recipe is a great healthy treat for kiddos during Ramadan and for Eid al Fitr too. Made with probiotic packed blueberry yogurt, fruit cut in the shape of moons/ stars and an added sprinkling of oats, this recipe will be sure to please even the...

Ramadan Foam Lanterns Craft

These Ramadan foam lanterns are a great craft for children ages 3+. The craft is easy to set up and kids will have a ton of fun customizing their own purple and yellow lanterns for Ramadan! Whether you do this craft at home or in a classroom (for educators looking to...

Poem – The Ramadan Drummer

Today I’m introducing a poem about the Ramadan Drummer. If you’ve been following Hello Holy Days! for a while and/ or recently purchased my Ramadan Drummer banner from Crate & Kids, you’re probably starting to become familiar with my concept of...

Simple Ramadan Rice Krispies

One of my favourite things when I was a kid was rice krispie treats. Back in the 90’s when my family didn’t know the gelatin in marshmallows was a commonly derived pork product, I loved devouring rice krispies. I particularly loved holiday themed rice...

Ramadan Calendar with Ornaments

If you’re looking for a DIY Ramadan calendar idea, make this pretty Ramadan calendar with ornaments! Although Ramadan doesn’t fall anywhere close to Christmas in 2018, you can purchase plastic ornaments online from Oriental Trading year round. Inside each...

Pretty Pipe Cleaner Ramadan Lanterns

These pretty pipe cleaner Ramadan lanterns are a great craft for children ages 8+. All you really have to do is shape the pipe cleaners to look like a lantern then add on some decorative details! I’ve used simple, everyday craft supplies like pom poms and beads...

Ramadan Drummer Paper Plate Craft

If you have a preschooler on your hands – or if you’re a preschool or kindergarten teacher – this is a great craft to do with the kids to celebrate Ramadan and Eid al Fitr. It’s a Ramadan Drummer paper plate craft! It’s super simple to...

Ramadan Drummer’s Hat Countdown Calendar

Do you know who the Ramadan drummer is? He’s a jolly old fella who pays a visit to your home at night playing music and singing songs as a way to wake you up and eat your pre-fasting meal. Although based off a real tradition, the Ramadan drummer is a fictional...

Healthy Ramadan Smoothie

If you haven’t heard by now, Ramadan has a set of colours. (An explanation on that here.) When even our food is made to represent holiday colours it makes the holiday feel extra festive and fun, particularly for little kids. To embrace the purple and yellow...

Easy “Eid Mubarak” Garland

Here is an easy “Eid Mubarak” garland that you can make in under 10 minutes! This post is sponsored by HomeSense and here I’ve made an “Eid Mubarak” garland in Ramadan and Eid al Fitr’s colour scheme and paired it with...

Ramadan & Eid al Fitr Trail Mix

One of the best things about having colours associated with a holiday is that you can put together festive ideas so easily. A trail mix is always a crowd pleaser at any party so for a Ramadan or Eid al Fitr party, make a purple and gold themed trail mix! (For more...

Stencilled Glass Lanterns

  This post is brought to you in sponsorship with HomeSense Canada. HomeSense has a ton of beautiful lanterns in store, both for indoor use and outdoor use, as part of their summer collection. Since lanterns are also a big part of Ramadan, here’s a simple...

Ramadan and Eid DIY Throw Pillows

I’m so excited to be sharing this DIY throw pillow project with you in sponsorship with HomeSense! I often use HomeSense products when styling my photoshoots so it’s great to be working with them in sponsorship for the first time! I love HomeSense because...

Ramadan Fruit Kebobs

  One of Ramadan’s traditions is to break fast with dates; for a fun twist, fashion dates into wonderful fruit kebobs! Along with dates, we’ve paired melon moons, pineapple and mango stars, and purple marshmallows and grapes for a themed Ramadan...

Eid Guessing Game

One of Eid’s traditions is give out money to children. In North America many parents opt to give their children wrapped gifts instead of cash money. If that sounds like you, you can still introduce your kids to the age old tradition of Eid money with our fun...

Flying Carpet Game

This flying carpet game is fun for kids of all ages (in fact even grownups will have a great time with this one!) As a non-competitive and active game, it’s especially great for small children like toddler and preschoolers. Be sure to play in a large indoor room...

Ramadan Drummer Paper Bag Puppets

  Nearly every Muslim culture has some concept of Ramadan drummers (even if historically.) The job of the Ramadan drummer is to wake people up about an hour before dawn so people can take their pre-fasting meal. For North American children who might not be...

Crescent Star Healthy Treats

  Are you the mom with the healthy treats? If so, this one is for you! Shape an apple and banana into a crescent and star and serve on large round cookies or crackers spread with peanut butter. For a peanut free treat, cut deli slices of cheddar cheese into...

Crescent Star Garlic Bread Bites

  These garlic bread bites in the shape of crescents and stars will be adored by kids and adults alike this Ramadan and Eid. Stuffed with ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese and finished with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley they make a satisfying snack. You can...

Ramadan Paper Chain

  Ramadan is known as the month of blessed nights; create a paper chain garland with a celestial vibe to fit the occasion. Use removable hooks and drape this paper chain garland off a fireplace mantel or a bannister. It’s a graceful way to add some...

Crescent Star Cake

Shaped cakes are great for celebrating holidays with kids. This cake takes the shape of a crescent and a star – perfect for Eid or Ramadan parties. You don’t need any specialty pans to bake this cake – simple round ones will do. Use the leftover...

8 Pointed Star Photo Frames

  One of the traditions of Eid is to wear new clothes. If you like to take a photo of your child’s annual Eid outfit, preserve it with these 8 pointed star photo frames! Print out previous years’ Eid photos as 5×7″ prints of and in the last few days leading...

Cardboard Tube Stamps

  Recycle cardboard tubes into crescent and star shaped stamps! These stamps only take 5 minutes to make and kids of all ages will enjoy crafting with them. Have kids make stamped drawings to hang up on the fridge or stamp on gift tags, greeting cards and favour...

Magic Carpet Graham Crackers

These magic carpet cookies are a wonderful treat to enjoy in Ramadan or on Eid day – and thanks to store bought graham crackers, they’re so easy to make! The candy used to decorate these magic carpets are sour peach strips with no artificial dyes (hence...

Ramadan Sensory Box

Small children, like toddlers and preschoolers, learn about holidays through simple activities. Sensory boxes are meant to help kids learn to count, identify their colours and shapes, practice fine motor skills and develop language skills by describing how things feel...

Paper Bag Mosques

  Transform simple kraft paper bags into playful mosques with our free printable clipart. Stuff with tissue paper and these make the perfect gift bags for Eid day. Kids can make these themselves too – pre-cut the parts, particularly the more intricate ones...

Moon Sighting Binoculars

  Get kids involved in the tradition of moon sighting with binoculars they can help put together. It’s a great way to encourage pretend play for toddlers and preschoolers and big kids won’t mind a peek through the binoculars either! You can use these...

Ramadan Kids’ Table Crayons

Make Ramadan special at the kids’ table with this fun place setting idea. Use our printable template for the mosque shape – and for the minaret? A crayon! Lay out kraft paper as a tablecloth and let kids colour with the crayons till sunset. Place extra...

Eid Ideas: Sponge Stamped Eidi Bags

Drawstring bags are a great way to hand out money to children on Eid day. In addition to cash, these bags are great for holding individually wrapped treats like homemade cookies, chocolates, or gummy candy. Thoughtful favours like small bottles of bubbles, mini...

Eid Ideas: Jasmine Garland Table Decorations

Jasmine, or Yasmine, is a beloved flower in many Muslim cultures cherished for its sweet fragrance. Time and again, Islamic literature mentions jasmine’s beauty and likens it to flowers that await in gardens of paradise. This Eid, fill your home with the gentle...

Magic Carpet Cereal Treats

In North America, we know of magic carpets from Disney’s Aladdin. In Muslim folk tales however, such as those compiled in One Thousand and One Nights, flying or “magic” carpets are an allusion to Prophet Solomon’s mat, which could travel by...

Ramadan Fabric Markers Tote Bag

With school out and summer here, little ones may be accompanying you to the mosque for night prayer (tarawih). Have them make a fabric markers tote bag to fill up with activities they can take along to tarawih prayer. If your mosque has a babysitting program, have...

8 Pointed Star Pancakes

Use our large 8 pointed star cookie cutter to make delightful pancakes for Ramadan. Make them for your pre-fasting meal or for kids on the weekend. They’re a great way to add some cheer to your Ramadan celebrations. You will need: Pancake batter Large 8 pointed star...

Ramadan Food Ideas: Candy Lanterns

In some Muslims cultures, lanterns are heavily associated with Ramadan. Tradition has it, before electricity, lanterns were taken outside to help spot the crescent moon signaling the beginning and end of Ramadan. This Ramadan, combine tradition with this age-old North...

Ramadan Ideas: Date Place Setting

Make a pretty date place setting for Ramadan. With a few simple materials, you can make this craft in a matter of minutes for a special touch to your Ramadan table. This craft uses supermarket pitless dates that already have a hole in the center. A sturdy North...

8 Pointed Star Pizza

Make everyday pizza special for Ramadan by adding 8 pointed star salami toppings. Kids will love it for lunch – and they can help make it too! For an older crowd, add touches like fresh basil or asiago cheese and serve as finger food for an iftar party.  ...

Ramadan Balloon Bouquet

Surprise a loved one this Ramadan with an adorable balloon bouquet – it will definitely get the kids squealing in delight. For an airy look, pair a 34″ crescent moon balloon with clear latex balloons. Embellish the crescent moon with a smile and rosy...

Ramadan Ideas: Date Pit Napkin Rings

One Ramadan tradition consistent across Muslim cultures is to break fast with dates. As a nod to that tradition, make date pit napkin rings for Ramadan. Their rustic look add a lovely cottage country detail to your dinner table  – and they are a great way to...

Ramadan Ideas: 8 Pointed Paper Stars

The 8 pointed star is one of the most prominent symbols in Islamic art and architecture. Emma Clark, in her book, The Art of the Islamic Garden, explains that the 8 pointed star represents God’s Throne. This is because a verse in the Quran states that on the Day...

Ramadan Food Ideas: Lantern Sandwiches

In some Muslim cultures, lanterns are heavily associated with Ramadan. Before electricity, lanterns were carried outdoors to help spot the crescent moon which indicates the start of Ramadan. For a fun treat for kids, make lantern sandwiches with peanut butter and jam...

Ramadan Food Ideas: 8 Pointed Star Eggs

3am meals don’t have to be boring! Before a long day of fasting, make sure you get your protein with this festive egg breakfast shaped into an 8 pointed star – a symbol of hope. Ingredients and Supplies 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated Non-stick spray or...

DIY Ramadan Party Crackers

In North America, British Christmas crackers grace holiday tables year round, not just December. From Valentine’s Day, to Halloween to Hannukah, every holiday has its own version of these crackers. Here’s how to make a Ramadan version of these popular...

Ramadan Ideas: Plush Crescent Star Garland

Looking for Ramadan ideas for baby’s 1st Ramadan? Make a plush garland with the emblem of Islam to hang in your nursery room. Easy to make, this crescent star garland will last you through the years. Store away after every Ramadan, and as baby gets older, every...

Painted Wooden Dolls

Inspired by Russian matryoshka dolls, we created our own little Muslim versions for Ramadan to represent the culture of Russian speaking Muslims living in North America. Complete with skull cap and scarf, the boy and girl are made to look like they’re coming...

Ramadan Lantern Streamers

Before electricity, it was tradition to take lanterns outside to help spot the crescent moon, marking the beginning of Ramadan. Today in some parts of the world, lanterns are still associated with Ramadan. Make these pretty lantern streamers to hang in your home this...

8 Pointed Star Carnation Luminaries

When hosting your sundown Ramadan party, don’t keep your guests in the dark! If you’re looking for fun Ramadan ideas, make these carnation luminaries. Carnations are a common motif in Islamic art and architecture, this particular design is inspired by a...

Ramadan Ideas: Date Place Card Holder

Ramadan traditions vary from culture to culture, especially when it comes to food. One tradition that seems common amongst almost all Muslim cultures is the Prophetic tradition of breaking fast with dates. If you’re on the hunt for Ramadan ideas for your next...

Ramadan Ideas: Turkish Style Cookie Tins Decoupage

Searching for Ramadan ideas? Empty cookie tins lying around the house? Transform your cookie tins into Turkish art! Using decoupage glue, create designs on your tins by cutting carnations and tulips from paper napkins. Tulips are native to Turkey and its nearby...

Perler Bead 8 Pointed Star

Adults and kids alike will enjoy this fun Ramadan craft. Make 8 pointed stars from Perler beads in bright cheerful colours befitting for summer weather. Islamic art heavily relies on geometry and Perler beads are a great medium to explore symmetry. Expand the 8...

Pompom and Macrame Eid Party

This Eid, I’ve designed an Eid theme inspired by my South Asian heritage. I call it, “Deck the Camels.” In India/Pakistan decorating camels is a really big thing. Just the way people wear new clothes and dress up on Eid, camel owners try to make...

Ramadan Stardust Cake

Celebrate Ramadan with a simple yet beautiful cake! Make any dense chocolate cake recipe (check out the blog section for a roundup of chocolate cake recipes), place the printable template on top (download below), and dust some icing sugar through a sieve. Quick, easy,...

Free Ramadan Printable – Samosa Bags

Every Ramadan I like to hand out treats to co-workers. It’s a Ramadan tradition I made up. Last year, I made M&M cookies which we handed out in these printable bags. The year before that, I handed out samosas to my co-workers at Chatelaine...

Kilim Lanterns

This Ramadan, wow guests with these easy-to-make Kilim lanterns! Kilims are rugs woven by nomadic people all over the Islamic world; the kilims of North Africa, Persia and Anatolia are especially popular here in the West. Typically, women are weavers of kilims and the...

Free Ramadan Printable – Neon Iftar Invitation

Bright and bold, this free Ramadan printable is perfect for hot summer days. It’s too hot to speak in full sentences so this invitation card just cuts right to the chase, popping the question: “Iftar?” The card is double-sided keeping the design fun...

Free Ramadan Printable – Nomad Iftar Invitation

Nomadic tribes in Central Asia weave some pretty cool designs onto textiles. This free Ramadan printable card is inspired by their craft and the common motifs found on their work. Cards fold open to reveal the greeting, “You’re Invited to Iftar!” Add...

Free Ramadan Printable – Nautical Iftar Invitation

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without trips to lake! Break your fast by the marina this summer with this festive nautical invite, a free Ramadan printable! Invitation folds up to reveal the greeting “Let’s Dine Together” leaving room for your...

Istanbul Inspired Cupcake Toppers

Unlike with North American holidays where holiday parties precede the actual holiday, Eid parties always happen after Eid takes place. They can’t take place before, because it would be Ramadan anyway. So because of this, often times it can feel as if Eid...

Fun Ice Cream Bowls for Ramadan

So today is the last Friday of Ramadan. Personally, I find Fridays really interesting. On my visits to Muslim countries, I’ve noticed that Fridays are a really big deal. Schools will let out early, stores will shut down, everyone rushes to perform the rites of a...

Vintage Milk Bottle Suhoor

When I was a kid, one of my favourite things about Ramadan was the pre-fasting meal/ suhoor/ sehri/ whatever you call it in your culture. As a kid I obviously didn’t fast, but I just thought it was really fun to see everyone in the house get up in the night to...

Bangles Decoration

So it’s been announced – for many Muslims around the world, Eid is tomorrow! In South Asian culture, the night before Eid is referred to as “chaand raat”, or in other words, the night when the moon is sighted. I remember while vacationing in...

Ramadan Tea Bags Free Printable

Have an iftar party to go to? Not sure what to take for your hostess? Make a little tea bags and cookies package. A box of goodies makes a nice hostess gift year round but since it’s Ramadan, you want to make it extra special. I think customizing tea bags is a...

Paper Lanterns Craft

One day, while I was working at Chatelaine last summer, my boss asked me to craft a round paper ornament. She was inspired by a craft she saw at an event hosted by Michael’s (the craft store) in NYC. She gave me the how-to for this paper ornament and I set off...

Ramadan Chocolate Wrapper Free Printable

In Muslim countries, Ramadan is such an incredibly festive affair. Having grown up in Canada though, I never really felt the “holiday spirit” until I was older and genuinely began to have an interest in practicing the religion. I imagine there are a lot of...

Scents of Ramadan

I think scent has a lot to do with any holiday. Sometimes, we associate particular scents with a holiday and when we get a whiff of that scent, it all of a sudden gives us an extra boost of “holiday spirit.” So to make the month of Ramadan feel more...

Ramadan Treat Bags Free Printable

It can get pretty awkward explaining to co-workers and peers that you can’t join them for lunch because you’re fasting. I think it makes a really nice gesture if you bring in treats for your office, letting them know the celebrations for Ramadan have...