Salam crafting community! Given the current worldwide situation - I thought it was important to incorporate prayers in our daily routine with the kids. However, whenever we raise our hands for Dua, the kids are often blanked out. This is why I decided to make a "Prayer Cloud" with them. This way, every time they begin to pray, they can refer to their cloud, and look at the pictures and words that will remind them of who and what to pray for.
With this craft, the kids brainstorm everyone, and everything that they wish to pray for. "Time for Namaz/Salaat, Hadi"!. "Wait Mama, let me grab my Prayer Cloud"! They can use it as a reference for as long as they please!
Making this idea into a craft was extremely fulfilling and had an immediate visible impact on my children. I hope it will be the same for you!
- Cloud Cut-Out on white paper (I like using thick Cardstock paper for crafts)
- Glue - we used white school glue
- Markers or any colouring utensils
- Cotton balls (we didn't have any so I cut cotton pads into small pieces)
- Pompoms to add colour
- Cut out the shape of a cloud on your white paper. I didn't use a template, I just free-handed it
- Draw a border about 5cm around the cloud with a marker, make sure the drawings don't cross into the border
- Hand out the cloud to each child, and sit with them and brainstorm all the people and things that they would like to pray for. They can write words or make drawings depending on their preference.
- Once the drawings are complete, use the school glue to stick on the cotton swabs and pompoms. These give your craft a fun cloud effect.
- Set your craft aside and allow to dry for 30 minutes. Our cotton and pompoms stuck on very nicely!
- Have on hand for prayer time!
|Here's the supply list|
|Draw a clear border like this|
|Let the kids get creative!|
|Of course, Hadi's dad is the first person he wants to pray for.|
|Lot's to pray for|
|For drawings that aren't clear, help label so that we remember what they are|
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