My 2 girls have been busy this week making their Ramadan Calendars! I took some photos as they made them so that I could make a tutorial to show you how easy these are to make at home! This year we made our calendars from 'Seed Trays' bought in the gardening section of most stores. We bought the ones that had 40 compartments so that we had enough compartments for the 30 days of Ramadan. We filled our compartments with sweets but you could fill them with some little Ramadan Paper Inserts.
- A 40 compartment seed tray
- Tissue Paper
- White Stickers
- Crafts to decorate
- Sweets to fill the compartments or Little Ramadan Notes
Step 1: Fill your 30 compartments with your chosen sweets/paper inserts. Leave the top 10 trays empty.
Step 2: Glue around the edges where you want to stick your tissue paper.
Step 3: Place the tissue paper over the tray very carefully, only pressing on the sides, otherwise you may tear the tissue paper. You could pre-cut the paper first to the size required to make it easier.
Step 4: Write out the numbers from 1 to 30 on some sticker paper. (Make sure it is smaller than the compartment). Stick very carefully onto the tissue paper so not to break the paper.
Step 5: Decorate a Header for the top of the Calendar using any craft materials you wish. Glue this onto the top of the tray.
Step 6: You can add as much decoration as you wish, we used to decorative tape for design and also to help protect the sides of the compartment. You could try and add some string to the top if you wish for this to be hung on a wall.
The way to use these calendars are that you press down on the number relevant for each day of Ramadan and it will tear/give way to reveal your sweet or note. Both my girls followed the same tutorial but decorated it to their own tastes.
We had already made our calendars when I noticed that another great blogger had made some free Ramadan Calendar Inserts and published them on her blog! We would have definitely used some of these inserts instead of using sweets for every day! If you wish to use these great inserts here is a link to her blog, Noor Janan Homeschool: ramadan-calendar-inserts.html