The best time of the year is fast-approaching! We all know how important it is to feel the Ramadan spirit, so here is a fun and nearly free craft you can do to bring some festivity into your home for the blessed month of Ramadan!
Introducing: Ramdan Mubarak Pennant Banner
Age Range: 7+ years old
Cost: $ out of $$$$
What You’ll Need:
- Scrapbook paper or cardstock (I used 12″x12″ scrapbook paper, makes 15 flags)
- Hole puncher (mini holes are better)
- Fishing wire, ribbon, yarn, or something else to hang up the banner (I used plastic lining)
*I used 12″ by 12″ scrapbook paper, so I will give you the measurements I used.
1. Put light pencil marks at four inch increments down two opposite sides of the paper. You don’t want to use a flimsy paper like computer paper or even construction paper, it will not work nearly as well.
2. Cut out four inch strips using a paper cutter or a pair of scissors. If you are using scissors, make sure you draw a line across the paper for a straight cut.
3. Put light pencil marks at two inch increments down the two long sides of the strips.
4. Cut out the pennants, making diagonal cuts, connecting points from one side of the strip to the other. Every three cuts you make should give you two flags.
I watched this video here for the basic idea:
5. Arrange your flags into the order that you want them and write the corresponding letter on each flag. I used a stencil. If there are any visible pencil marks from measuring the paper or writing the letters, erase them.
6. Punch two holes near the top of the flags, and string them through whatever you are using to hang up your banner! Using a smaller hole punch is a good idea, the holes will be less visible, and the banner will be a little stronger.
I hope you enjoy making this simple craft! I made four banners, one for myself and three for family. I even sent two in the mail as gifts, which was very easy to package and cheap to ship. Check out my Fasting Dua Lantern from last year, which is a centerpiece with the dua for breaking the fast on it that you can place on your dining table.
Have a blessed Ramadan!