Friday, 25 July 2014

Craft for the Weekend - Handmade Eid Stars

Celebrated Eid this year by making your own stars.

Eid-ul-Fitr is the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Often abbreviated to Eid, the holiday is celebrated in different ways by Muslims around the world, but usually with special prayers, traditional food, new clothes and gifts to the poor or needy.(Eid-ul-Fitr - End of Ramadan)
 Doing little crafts like this allows us to celebrate or introduce new customs and religions to our little monsters on their level. It's all about celebrating our own ways of life and introducing new ones. This helps to create open-minded adults!
 This is a great painting (creativity) and threading (small gross motor skills & problem solving) activity for all the kids (the little ones needed more help, wrapping the yarn around the circle to create their star).

What you need:
Paint, Cardboard, Glitter and Yarn 

Using the cardboard, cut out a circle and cut slits around it. Let your little monster paint and glitter the circle and leave to dry. Once dry show them how to wrap the yarn around the circle, then allow (if your monster is old enough) to do it on their own!!

This would be a great Christmas star activity too!

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