RCC 11 – Woven Crescent & Stars wall hanging

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This is one of the crafts I had started doing and then left for days – I wasn’t very sure how will it turn out to be. But contrary to my doubts it did turn awesome.

One can find these crescent metal hoops from the crafts shop but I decided to use cardboard and foil instead. So I cut the cardboard and to make it a bit sturdy I folded foil paper in strips and wrapped the strips onto the cardboard.  Continue reading

RCC 10 – Foil Art wall decor for Ramadan

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Today’s craft was not only easy but it turned out very bright and cheerful as well. I had tried a couple of things in the past to engrave foil but none really worked before, Then I realized that I could use a glue gun or use anything that has depth like yarn and make a design and then lay foil on top of it.Foil art using Glu-gun as Ramadan Craft (3)

The things I used:

  • cardboard squares
  • Glue gun
  • pen to trace a design
  • sharpies to color
  • foil paper
  • cotton swab
  • tape

I just did a freehand drawing on all 4 cardboard pieces and traced the pattern with the hot glue. Continue reading

RCC 9 – Rock painting with Crayons

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This was an awesome craft as well, we couldn’t find the perfect smooth rocks here, the ones we found at the beach had really interesting patterns and I thought of giving it a try anyway.

We used: Rock crayon painting for Ramadan craft (1)

  • Different rocks
  • Assorted crayons
  • paints
  • liquid eyeliner

I though sharpies would work but they didn’t, so I used acrylic paints without diluting it water and outlined it with my liquid eyeliner 😉

Just put the rocks in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes and take them out. Put it on a thick cloth or heating-pad. and then just draw away. Continue reading

RCC 8 – Rope basket diy

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This craft is easy and difficult at the same time, The glue-gun bit is difficult and dangerous, even I got myself burnt. Next time if i attempted this try I will use a different glue. Rope basket diy for Ramadan craft (5).JPG

Anyway, the things needed:

  • rope
  • glue gun
  • colors
  • brush

 

Start by gluing the tip of the rope and twist to make a circle, I only had 8 yards of rope, so the circle I made was around 6-7 inches in diameter. Continue reading

RCC 7 – Lantern Shrinky Dink

Phew, I survived one week of crafting. Loved it. Wished if i had more time & energy to craft more.

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Today’s craft is Shrinky dink, and it is amazingly simple 2 ingredient craft. All you need is:Ramadan craft lantern shrinky dink (1)

  • No. 6 plastic
  • sharpie or permanent marker
  • tracing paper, If you are tracing it from somewhere
  • and scissors
  • I also used foil paper to make small tray

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Rain Rain please stay!

Originally posted at Muslimah Bloggers.

After a long spell of drought, last week clouds finally gathered and the rain washed up the Cayman Islands. The sight of gray clouds was sheer joy and clanks of pitter-patter were like music to the ears.

The whole ambiance was purified and rejuvenated by the water. The dirt vanished from the air, small puddles appeared, the grass lit up to the brightest hue of green, the breeze became fresh and fragrant, the water from the nearby pool over-flew, the chicken sought refuge beneath the palm trees which were swaying in delight and the lake – in front of our apartment- turned milky-white because of the rain.

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Last year the island received its record lowest rainfall in 60 years times, so this change in climate was happily welcomed by most of the people. Like Quran rightly says:

And it is He who sends down rain after [men] have lost all hope, and unfolds His grace [thereby] for He alone is [their] protector, the One to whom all praise is due. (42:28) Continue reading

6 steps to break thumbsucking in toddlers

My guest post at Ahappymuslimah.com

6 STEPs

My eldest started sucking her thumb when she was barely days old. Instead of listening to my mom’s advice of using mittens or agreeing to my husband insisting on using a dummy, I relied on Google search and concluded:

· Thumb sucking is normal for infants
· They can self sooth themselves to sleep – avoiding much hassle for mothers
· Most of them break this habit on their own by the time they reach their 3rd birthday
· Dummies are just germ developing site and should be avoided altogether
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RCC 5 – Felt doll prayer mat

This is the easiest craft I did so far, Felt doll prayer mat.

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The supplies I used:felt prayer mat for dolls DIY (3)

  • green felt sheet
  • Dotted green felt sheet
  • a white felt sheet
  • white thread
  • needle
  • scissors
  • pen & paper

I cut a rectangle from green felt and cut tiny strips from either side to resemble a prayer mat, then I cut a slightly smaller white rectangle and stitched it onto the green using a blanket stitch. Continue reading