For those with a keen eye that noticed I did not post a Ramadan craft yesterday, it wasn't due to lack of trying. We decided to do a set of sun printed cards with Arabic numbers to help us count down to Iftar. We spent the morning creating the craft, but when it came time in the evening to take a photo of the final product to show you lovely readers, it was a flop.
It was very sad to see a craft that my daughter took the time to make, fail. But instead of just plucking it all in the garbage, I decided this morning to just go ahead and post the craft anyway. Maybe someone out there can tell us what we did wrong and we can retry this later in the month. In the meantime, the cards are still in the sun, waiting patiently to be done and played with by little hands. And for those of you that are curious, yes, the sun is out in Seattle!
Dark construction paper in 5x5 inch squares
Arabic numbers stencil
(if you don't have stencil, just print the numbers and have the kids cut them out of paper)
Lay a number on each square and count out the number of flowers that number represents. Below is the number sab'a, which is Arabic for seven.
Continue to place out the numbers and cards until you have them all laid out. Once we had them done, we moved them all to the window seat. You'll notice in the first photo that the ash'ra (ten) is missing. It is because our stencil kit only came with one wahid (one). If this project does work, we'll make a new card for the ash'ra.
Due to various instructions we found on this craft, we were told to wait an hour. I can concur that after five hours, there was nothing there. We decided to leave them out as long as we can stand it and see if the sun does eventually print on the paper.