The Muslim holiday Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. In Arabic, Eid means happiness. The celebration is festive and bright to mark the month of daily fasting. To celebrate, Muslims send cards to each other with sayings from the Koran, happy and festive sayings and upbeat drawings. Some of the other imagery found on these cards are moon and stars because they are a symbol Eid ul-Fitr occurs when the new moon appears. Children can get involved and make simpler Eid cards.
Fold a piece of card stock in half. Run a fingernail over the fold to make it sharp.
Cut around the other three sides of the card with scalloped scissors to create a decorative border.
Paint a scene in the card of moon and stars. Allow the paint to dry before shutting the card. Paint another scene on the outside.
Write passages from the Koran in the card and uplifting sayings.
Dab dots of glue around the card. Sprinkle gold glitter on the card. Eid cards are often sprinkled with gold. Let the glue dry and give the card to Muslim friends.
Things you need
- Card stock
- Scalloped scissors
- Paint brushes
- Gold glitter