Saturday, 13 August 2016

Museum Crafts




This month I went on a Homeschool History trip to the Oriental Museum in Durham. We had a lot of fun learning about China's past and looking at Museum objects. We even got to take part in a Chinese Dragon Dance. Afterwards we got to do some crafts and I made a Monkey puppet. Here are some photos from the day.







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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Easy DIY Eid Cards


For this Eid I made some Eid Cards. I have a small tutorial of one of the cards that I made for someone.

Items needed:

Glittery Alphabet Stickers
Coloured A4 Card
Optional: stickers and pens



Tutorial:

Fold the A4 Card in half.
Apply the stickers carefully spelling out the words Eid Mubarak
If you wish to add further decoration you could add other small stickers or use a pen and draw some nice designs in the corner or anywhere on the card.


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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Henna Designs


I have been practicing doing henna designs with my family.  I did a lovely design on my mum's hand, this is a photograph of me doing her design.


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Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Play Doh Burger



I have been spending some time playing with my play doh and making some star designs and I then made a mini burger. It is hard to see the size, I took a photograph next to a knife so you can see how small it is.





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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Loom Band Bracelet and Ring



I have made loom band jewellery before but started making some more recently. I started going to a new craft class which is mainly for adults but children can come along. My friend also comes along with his mum and we take our loom bands with us and make things at the group.

Below is a photograph of me and my friend with our loom bands.



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Friday, 24 June 2016

Hamma Beads Creations



I have been making some Hamma Beads creations. I thought I would share them with you.




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Sunday, 12 June 2016

Ramadan Wreath Tutorial



I decided this year to make a Ramadan Wreath. We haven't made one of those for Ramadan before so it was nice to do something different.



Requirements:

  • Craft Ring (purchased form craft store)
  • Fabric scraps (cut into rectangles)
  • Cardboard sheet (we used a cereal box)
  • Printout or handwritten Ramadan Mubarak Sign


Instructions:

Step 1: Cut out a tester strip of fabric and tie around in a loose knot, making sure the size is adequate. Then use the correct size needed as a template and cut out many more strips. You can use different fabrics if you wish. (We used a patterned piece of fabric from an old duvet cover)


Step 2: Tie all the pieces of fabric around the ring, spreading around evenly as possible.


Step 3: Cut out a piece of cardboard the same size as the craft ring.


Step 4: Print out the words Ramadan Mubarak or hand write them onto some paper. Then place onto the cardboard.  Puncture 4 holes into the cardboard. Then using scrap fabric attach to the fabric ring. Also use some scrap fabric to make a loop at the top to hang it up.


Once done you can hang this up for decoration. I think it would look batter with a bolder brighter text than I have used. If I do this again I would spend more time making the words Ramadan Mubarak look better.




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