Saturday, April 29, 2006

Wind Sock an easy craft

Assalm alykom:

I am a volunteer at my masjid. I hold a craft class for children once a month. I have been doing it for about 3 months now. I have really been enjoying it, and I hope the children are enjoying it too! This is the craft that we did this month. It was so easy and it can accommodate children of different age groups doing it together.

Materials needed:

craft foam sheets

foam glue

foam stickers

assorted ribbons

paper punch


Design the foam sheet while it is flat. For the younger children they just peeled the stickers and arranged them on the sheet. The older children cut out designs from the extra foam and glued them on. Make sure to leave about one and a half inches from each end free from design. This is where you need to glue it. After you have finished the design, you need to use the paper punch and put 4 holes in the bottom and tie your ribbons to it. The more ribbons you use the more attractive the sock will become. The next step is to punch two holes in the top. Next you need to fold the foam over like a tube and glue it. It is best to set something heavy inside the tube while it dries overnight. Finally tie one last ribbon through the two holes in the top. This is what you use to hang it. The socks in the photos at the top are the ones my daughters and I made. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.


muslimbychoice said...

Asalaam 'Alaikum:

I really like this idea - not only does it look nice, but it is pretty easy for the kids to do. Although it is raining today, we will make them and put them up when nicer weather comes, insha'Allah.

Jazak Allah Khair - I know my children will thank you!

Asalaam 'Alaikum,
Sumayyah Umm Sadiqah wa Asma

Um Nour said...

Assalm alykom Sumayyah:

Let me know how they turn out. They are alot of fun and easy to do. They are the perfect project for your young girls. Enjoy!

Um Nour

Um Ibrahim said...

They look so pretty - perfect to put up in the backyard and looks fun to make too, thanks :)

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Tammy said...

Um Nour, I came upon your craft idea by accident. I love the idea and I want to try this in my classroom. I teach 3 year olds. I think it would be a lot of fun for them to make something so simple and be able to hang it up outside and be proud of such a beautiful accomplishment. I also wanted to say that I am happy to see you speaking so freely of being a Muslim. I am Catholic, but I think everyone should feel safe when speaking of their beliefs. Thank you.

kimbalika said...

I am looking for a craft for my Girl Scouts and this is perfect! Thank you for sharing your idea.

ERUM said...

Assalam Alaikum
MashAllah very nice craft Umm Nour I will surly try this with my kids as a weekend craft