Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Ramadan Craft:)

So, here is a date chain that I did for the kids for Ramadan. I added a little piece at the top that said something about the blessing of feeding a fasting person (since there is a date for each child and one for them to give away) which is not in the photo.
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Here is how, in pictures:
You need two rolls of cellophane (colored), curling ribbon, dates, and a piece of cardboard for the top.

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First you cut a piece of cellophane in a rectangle (half the length of the roll and about 6 inches tall) and lay the dates in it.

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Then you roll the dates up like a cigar.

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Then you tie either end like a tootsie roll.

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Then, you fold the roll in half and tie a ribbon towards the dates to make a cellophane loop. And you nee to repeat the first steps until you have 30 bunches.

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Now, you use a ribbon and connect the bunches by their loops. Be sure to have all the loops facing the same direction (I did up). And, tie the ribbon in a bow so the kids can just pull one end of the bow to release the bunch for the day.

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Finally, secure the whole thing to a piece of cardboard through 2 holes and two pieces of the ribbon looped through the last cellophane hole. I put Happy Eid on ours since once they get to the end of the chain it will be eid… But, you can put whatever suits you!


muslimbychoice said...

Asalaam 'Alaikum:

I think this is one of the most wonderful ideas I have found for Ramadan projects. I think I will make one and give it as a gift for a family I know - having dates for each member of their family, insha'Allah.

By the way - I sent the link to this out to my groups. That's how much I liked it!

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The DP said...

salam alaikoum

that is one of the coolest things I have ever seen macha Allah, I am so going to do that.

Anonymous said...

assalam alaykoum

machaAllah great idea!!!
thanksfor sharing

Anonymous said...

Awww...that is the cutest thing ever. What a fantastic mommy! :-)

Anonymous said...

That is a sooo cool... and beautiful too!

UmmZaynab said...

This is AWESOME! Maa shaa Allah did you think of this yourself? I love that you put instructions. I have to link you when I get my act together inshaa Allah.

UmmLayla said...

Thanks for the positive feedback sisters!

Yeah, UmmZaynub... An UmmLayla original. Although I probably saw something similar somewhere that gave me the idea!LOL

Unknown said...

Such a cute idea mashallah! I cant wait for my son to be old enough to participate!


Doula and Midwife said...

Great idea! very pretty. WE try to avoid using any unnecessary plastics. woner if the dates would keep rolled in colored paper instead?

ummcarter said...

We did this last year and my son asked yesterday if we could do it again. We hung ours from a hook that plants usually hang from.