Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ramadan Craft Idea # 2: Ramadan Centre Piece

Assalamu alaikum,

Ramadan is about ibadah (Worship), Quran, good deeds, and one of the joys of this blessed month is Iftar. Insha'Allah, you are blessed to be among those who enjoy healthy, tasty iftar meals with your loved ones and friends.

Our second Ramadan craft idea, which is suitable for toddlers 24 months and older insha'Allah, will help make the dinner table beautiful and special due to your little one's contribution insha'Allah. This Ramadan centre piece is fun to make and this time my craft project sample looks...decent walhamdulillah (smile). I was supposed to wait until tomorrow to post this but I just couldn't wait! Have a look insha'Allah:

Here's what you'll need insha'Allah:

  • Non-Toxic Paint

  • Paint Brush

  • Non-Toxic Glue

  • Scissors

  • Empty toilet paper roll

  • tissue paper

  • Play Dough

  • Popsicle sticks (15 for the toilet paper roll; 6-7 for the flowers and 1 for the Ramadan Mubarak sign insha'Allah)

  • Construction Paper (different colours)

  • Foam Letters (optional)

  • Cardboard (optional)

How your child can make his/her own Ramadan Centre Piece insha'Allah:

Invite your child to glue the Popsicle sticks to the side of the toilet paper roll. Be sure that they are even or you may end up with a space too small to glue the last one on.

While you are waiting for the glue to dry, invite your child to make the flowers for the centre piece. You can download some flower templates here and here insha'Allah. Have your child glue the construction paper flowers onto Popsicle sticks insha'Allah. I put grass in my centre piece. If you choose to do that you will need to cut a green piece of construction paper to be 19 cm (long) x 7cm (wide). Roll the construction paper into a cylinder and, using the scissors, cut the one end in several places to make your grass insha'Allah. I also put stems on my flowers by cutting more green pieces of construction paper that were 4 cm long each. I then glued them to the Popsicle sticks before I glued the flowers on.

When the glue dries on the toilet paper roll 'vase', invite your little one to paint the Popsicle sticks in the colour they have chosen insha'Allah.

While you wait for the paint to dry (about 15 minutes insha'Allah, depending on the paint you use), invite your child to draw or glue the foam letters to spell 'Ramadan Mubarak' insha'Allah ( I used a piece of cardboard that was 14.5 cm long x 7 cm wide to make my Ramadan Mubarak sign). Your child will most likely need your assistance here with spelling the words correctly insha'Allah.

When the paint has dried on the toilet paper 'vase', take half of the play-dough and help your child put it inside of the toilet paper roll. Your child can use a large rounded object to push the play-dough all the way down to the bottom insha'Allah (I used the end of a permanent marker). The play-dough should fill just under half of the inside of the toilet paper roll insha'Allah and should not have space between it and the toilet paper roll.

Check to make sure the flowers are dry. If so, insert the tissue paper into the toilet paper roll. It is not a problem if it tears on the bottom because when you insert the flowers, the Popsicle sticks will puncture the paper.

Invite your child to insert the flowers that they have glued onto the Popsicle sticks insha'Allah into the toilet paper 'vase' insha'Allah.

Finally, invite your child to insert his/her 'Ramadan Mubarak' sign into the centre piece and place it on the table insha'Allah!

Enjoy insha'Allah!


  1. as salaamu alaykum

    ooooh nice!! we may do this as well insha Allah. its so pretty!!!! All my kids will enjoy this...i'll have them do it and post pics insha Allah....crazy busy over soon insha Allah.

  2. waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullah

    Oh! So glad you liked it! It was so much fun to make alhamdulillah. I can't wait to see your kids' centre pieces insha'Allah. I was just on your blog right now checking out your Ramadan Lapbook - Gorgeous!

  3. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatu Allah taala wa barakatuhu,
    Jazakum Allahu khairan for those ideas. I'm trying to get as many crafts' ideas as I can so I can make them with my children.
    Have a blessed Ramadan insha'Allah.

  4. Mash'Allah this project is beautiful! I wish I could make it but I don't hav the supplies! :)

  5. i want to make this project with my son to give some families when they come for iftar but i can seem to see the picture or print anything please can any1 help me

  6. Insha'Allaah, you should be able to see the craft now. Please clarify what you mean by you cannot print anything. Do you mean in this particular post?

    Jazakillaahu khayr


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