Creative Crafts for Eid al-Fitr


With Eid al-Fitr falling on Friday 21st or Saturday 22nd April, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about how to celebrate this special occasion with your learners. Eid Mubarak!


Creative Crafts for Eid al-Fitr


What is Eid al-Fitr?


Eid al-Fitr is an Islamic celebration which marks the end of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and the holy month of fasting. Throughout Ramadan, Muslims do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset, breaking their fast each night when it becomes dark. When the new crescent moon is sighted, Eid al-Fitr is announced.


How do Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr?


After fasting, devoting time to prayer and giving generously to charity during Ramadan, Muslims start celebrating when Eid al-Fitr begins. First, breakfast is eaten and morning prayers are held. Throughout the day, people spend lots of time with their friends and families, eating sweet foods and exchanging presents.


What can I do in my classroom?


Fantastic for making links between RE, Art and even History learning, we’ve compiled a list of beautiful crafts and compelling activities for you to enjoy this Eid al-Fitr.

 1.      Make colourful paper lanters and decorate them with gold glitter and sequins.

 

2.      Create mosque silhouettes by sticking black card templates on a watercolour sunset background. 

 

3.      Make crescent moons out of paper plates and hang them up with ribbons.

 

4.      Create stained glass pictures out of translucent sweet wrappers and stick them to your classroom windows.

 

5.      Make geometric art inspired by Islamic tiles, supporting your Maths teaching on shape.

 

6.      Create careful designs for intricate mehndi hand patterns.

 

7.      Make vibrant bunting and decorate it with gold crescent moons and stars.

 

8.      Create binoculars out of cardboard tubes to help you sight the new crescent moon!

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