The masjid I go to for taraweeh prayers during Ramadan wanted to have a few nights of arts and crafts for the kids who are stuck in babysitting while their parents pray. The only restrictions put on the crafts was that they would be something cost-effective and require little things that would need to be purchased.
Introducing: Fasting Dua Lantern
This easy craft can be displayed on the dinner table, as a reminder to say the supplications before breaking the fast and to help the family memorize the duas. It can also be utilized as a “centerpiece” for iftar parties, and can be a great way to get kids to feel as if they are contributing to the Ramadan festivities.
Age Range: 3-9 years old
Cost: $ out of $$$$
What You’ll Need:
- Paper (plain computer paper, colored computer paper, or construction paper)
- Markers, crayons, colored pencils, paint, etc.
- Glitter (optional)
- Stickers (optional)
- Glue or tape
- Print out the Fasting Dua Craft (the link will download the .doc file that I made) and have the kid decorate the lantern. There is a small section of the page that is marked by a line, that will be used to glue the lantern upright and should not be colored/decorated.
- Glue or tape (or even use a bunch of stickers) the lantern into a cylinder. The right margin is meant to be hidden underneath the outside of the lantern.
- Proudly display on your table!
- Date Jar (Gift): Fill a mason jar with dates or other Ramadan goodies and size the print-out according to the jar.
- Candle or Vase Cover: Just make sure that wax will not get onto the paper or that the paper will not catch fire.