Eid Lantern / Fanoos

Muslim Learning Garden

As a book activity for The White Moon of Ramadan I had planned to make fanoos as a craft. However my DS1 was not up to it as he was not thrilled with the story that he equated to Halloween celebration.

If anyone is interested in making fanoos with your children, Insya-Allah you can find a template here. SmartArk has a printable Eid Mubarak lantern template that is ready to go as well.

Since DS1 was not up to making fanoos, we made simple Chinese lanterns instead as Eid decoration. Here is a picture of a basic one we made.

You would need:

6 square construction papers (ours was 5×5 inches)

Glue, scissors, tape, some kind of tassel and string to hang lantern from.

Steps:

1. Fold each corner of a square paper into the center. Now you will have a paper with four triangular shaped flaps. Repeat this…

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