Ramadan Calendar Project
This a Ramadan Calendar project that Sr. Hana did recently. The supplies and instructions are listed below and some pictures are attached. You can view all the pictures here.
Have fun crafting!
- The wooden letters/numbers are from Craft Cuts specifically this page. (I ordered 1 inch letters/numbers at 1/8 inch thick with no paper template, in the comment box choose “offset” for bold or “no offset” for regular lettering. The calendar that doesn’t have “Ramadan Mubarak on it yet has no offset numbers) (each order is custom so give it about 2 weeks for delivery)
- 100% wool felt from A Child’s Dream specially this page. (Choose from any of the bundles: summer, fall, etc. this felt will become your pockets on the calendar, you’ll have enough felt to make several calendars this way if each pocket is a different color, or at least 2 calendars if you buy just one bundle.) You can buy acetate felt from Joann’s and Michael’s for a fraction of the cost.
- 100% wool felt for backing of calendar. Also purchased from A Child’s Dream. I used an 18”x18” square piece.
- Gold or silver metallic thread. ( It can also be purchased from Joann’s with a coupon :)
- Metallic sewing needles for sewing machine
- Wooden dowel from Michael’s (1/16 to 1/8 of an inch in diameter)
- String to hang the calendar from the dowel
- Glue (any white glue will work, but I like Tombow Mono Liquid Glue)
- Wooden star embellishments by Studio Calico
- Cut 30 pockets to 2 7/8 wide by 21/2” tall.
- Fold over the top 2-3 inches of the 18x18 felt backing to make insert for wooden dowel and sew a straight line across the top.
- Arrange “Ramadan Mubarak” letters at the top (don’t glue them yet).
- Arrange the 30 pockets and pin them in place once you have the right spacing (I left about a 1/4 inch spacing between each row).
- Remove letters and sew pockets (with sewing machine or by hand).
- Glue letters and numbers.
- insert dowel and hang.
What do you fill the pockets with? I have a couple non-candy ideas:
- We will have 30 sahaba cards with highlights from a sahaba’s life, you have to guess who it is (answer on back).
- Photo and journaling (good gift for grandma).
- Project idea in each pocket-activity cards: sadaqa jars, paper chains, etc.
- Leave the pockets empty and fill with one memory a day for each day in Ramadan.
- A dua or hadith in each pocket for something to read each day for iftar or suhoor.
- Trade with another family and fill the pockets with something for them to read each day.
- Buy a toy that has many pieces and fill each pocket with a few pieces so they have to build it day to day (Legos would work well).
- Fill with old Ramadan memories.
- 30 goals for 30 days.
- 30 acts of kindness.