Muslim arts and crafts have a religious connotation. Craft activities are designed to teach children about Islamic culture and religion. Usually, Muslim arts and crafts require adult supervision. They are designed for children ranging in age from 3 to 12. These art and craft activities employ watercolours, paint brushes, crayons, paper and pencils.
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Stars That Guide
This activity is designed to teach children the significance of the star that appears during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. This art and craft activity can be done by children of all religions, namely Christianity and Hinduism. The project involves cutting star shapes and immersing them in jars of water. The jars are closed and gently shaken to displace the shapes. Children see the star shapes floating in the water jar. This represents the guiding star of Christianity and Islam against the backdrop of the sky.
Phases of the Moon Art Project
The project is designed to educate children about the significance of the appearance of the moon during the holy month of Ramadan. The project is usually done in groups at home or as a school activity under adult supervision. Children draw and cut shapes of moons. This can be a crescent or a full moon. The activity also involves painting the moon shape and giving it hues of grey, blue and black by rolling coloured marbles over it.
This art and craft activity involves cutting paper in the shape of a domed door and pasting it over cardboard. The activity is designed to make children aware of Muslim art and architecture. It also allows them to appreciate the features of Muslim architecture, including the domed door and the spiral rooftop. The activity also encourages social skills of team work, communication, trust and interdependence. The activity also involves painting the domed door and inscribing Islamic characters. This allows children an insight into Muslim language and makes them realise the link between religion and architecture in Islam.
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