Reusable Ramadan Night+Day Lanterns
Whether you're living alone or running a madrassa (mosque school), there's always space for colourful Ramadan lanterns that can be...
Easy to store and a great project for children, here's how to make bright festival lanterns for your home and mosque.
- Transparencies (clear plastic sheets used on projectors)
- Coloured tissue paper strips
- Glue, sellotape, blu-tak, scissors
- Gold ink marker pens, black sharpie
- Sequins and gold foil stars (optional)
1. Tear or cut strips of coloured tissue paper long enough to cover the transparency sheet lengthways (30cm, 12" approx). Glue down all loose corners.
The finished starry green-yellow Ramadan lantern
4. Roll the sheet width-ways into a tube and sellotape or blu-tak to secure. That's the first lantern done!
The second Ramadan lantern: Prayers at twilight
7. Roll the sheet into a tube and secure with sellotape or blu-tac.
Create smaller matching lanterns
8. Experiment with colours to create matching lanterns for your living room, kitchen and garden. Also, cut up the sheet in half length-ways to make smaller lanterns which really capture the candle light.
Tips: Ask children to write their names on their lantern or a special du`a' (supplication) like 'May we have a blessed Ramadan'. To hang your lanterns pierce the transparency sheet with a hole punch in the middle and both corners; roll up and glue so that the two corner holes overlap then thread yarn to create a handle and hang outside.
The finished Ramadan Lanterns at day.
The Ramadan lanterns at night look even better!
Ramadan duas to all
Zaufishan, The Eco Muslim
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