Monday, February 15, 2010

Arabic Letter Foam Craft Activity

Assalamu alaikum,

Alhamdulillah for the many uses of foam, fabric, construction paper, clean, used foil, and a range of other crafting materials (even cereal boxes!). This activity is an example of one way foam can be used for a tactile learning experience with the Arabic alphabet insha'Allah. This is a fun (albeit potentially messy) art project that children three years and older may enjoy insha'Allah. Foam Arabic Letters:

 Sister Umm Sara did this activity and added some wonderful variations masha'Allah. Have a look!:

Here, tissue paper is used in place of foam. Gorgeous masha'Allah! Stop by her blog, Islomiy Oila to see more insha'Allah. Jazakillahu Khayr dear sis Umm Sara for sharing!

The materials you will need vary based on what you may have available on hand so that makes the possibilities quite large alhamdlillah.

If you have:

- empty cereal boxes
- odd and end pieces of fabric
- scrap pieces of foam
- scrap pieces of construction paper
- even egg shells will work

you have what you need for your child to enjoy this project insha'Allah.

Take scrap pieces of whatever material you will use and cut them into medium or large geometric shaped pieces. If you use egg shells, supervise the activity closely so no pieces end up being eaten and present a choking hazard. Once you have all of the pieces cut up or broken (if using egg shells), put them in a paper bowl or plate. Provide the child with a piece of construction paper with an Arabic alphabet outline already drawn on it insha'Allah. Give the child some liquid glue (or glue stick if you are using construction paper), and invite the child to glue the pieces into the letter. If you are using egg shells, after the glue dries, invite the child to paint the letter using any colour paint available insha'Allah. If you use foil, you can also invite the child to paint the foil to get a unique effect. This craft can even be done with two piece of plain white paper. You can draw the letter outline on one piece of paper and cut the other piece of paper into different shapes. Invite the child to glue the pieces on and then either colour or paint the glue pieces of paper once they have dried insha'Allah.  For added fun, you can add glitter to the activity as well insha'Allah.

If you've done a similar Arabic alphabet craft activity with your children and you'd like to share, please email me with pictures (no people in the pictures please) and insha'Allah, I may add them to this post. *Please include the link to your blog (if you have one insha'Allah) if you have the crafted posted there insha'Allah.*

Update: Sis Zaza over at Easel & Ink is up to it again masha'Allah! She's made Arabic Alphabet colouring pages (and there's a book cover too!)
Here is the letter Baa (just right for our letter Baa above *smile*):

These are in the Homeschooling section of the forum alhamdulillah.

Enjoy insha'Allah!


  1. I will try this, insha'Allah! Thank you!

  2. Great alhamdulillah! If you take pictures and you would like for them to be added to this post, email me and insha'Allah, I'll put them (or in this post. I hope your child(ren) have fun with this craft insha'Allah.

  3. assalamu alaykum,
    I have been away for a while now (and missed lots of good things here), but we are back again alhamdulillah :).
    We did try this activity (and something similar to this)with my kids. You can see the pictures here inshaAllah.
    I don't have your email address, so I'm just writing on the comment section, hope it is ok.
    thank you for the interesting activity. JazakhAllah sister.

  4. Waalaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Oh sis Umm Sara it's great masha'Allah! Your kids did such beautiful work masha'Allah. You can either email me which pictures you'd like for me to add to this post at or tell me which ones you'd like to feature in this post and I'll just upload them from your blog insha'Allah and put the link to your blog under the pictures insha'Allah.

  5. sister Umm An-Nu'man if you want you can choose any picture you like and upload from my blog inshaAllah.

  6. Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

    Jazakillahu Khayr dear sis Umm Sara. Alhamdulillah, I have added your pictures to the post and linked back to your blog. Jazakillahu Khayr for sharing! (Hug)


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