How to Make a Mosque From a Cardboard Box

Written by rachel asher
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A mosque is a house of worship for followers of Islam. Making a mosque out of a cardboard box lets you teach your children about religion in a hands-on way. This is the perfect project for a rainy afternoon.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Cardboard box
  • Four cardboard rolls from toilet paper or paper towels
  • Four ice cream cones
  • One large paper bowl
  • Gold-coloured or aluminium foil
  • Glue
  • Markers, crayons or paint
  • Newspaper

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  1. 1

    Understand what a mosque looks like. There are many architectural traditions, but the mosque you will create is based on the Abuja National Mosque in Nigeria.

    How to Make a Mosque From a Cardboard Box
    Abuja National Mosque, Nigeria.
  2. 2

    Set the cardboard box upside-down so it opens to the floor. Draw or paint windows and entryways on the box and on the cardboard rolls. Mosque windows tend to be rectangular or archlike.

  3. 3

    Glue a cardboard roll vertically at each corner of the box. Glue an ice cream cone with the point up to the top of the cardboard rolls.

    How to Make a Mosque From a Cardboard Box
    Bayt al Mukarram mosque in Bangladesh.
  4. 4

    Cover the paper bowl with foil. Glue the rim to the centre of the cardboard box.

  5. 5

    Embellish the mosque otherwise as desired.

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