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As the end of the year approaches our kids often have class parties, where they exchange gifts with their friends. Sometimes I send in toys or books. This craft was an Eid/holidays gift for my daughter’s preschool class. I painted one on canvas for each child in her class, inscribing their names in English and Arabic. MashaAllah the kids were fascinated, seeing their name in another language and hopefully will carry happy memories of a Muslim girl and her mommy for many years to come. Many of the parents appreciated the time and said they would display these in their kids rooms. All praise belongs to Allah.
This kid was half Indian Half African American
You will need ready made canvas available at Micheals or Aaron Brothers
I used acrylics and distressed glitter glue
First paint the background and let it dry before doing the calligraphy. Be as creative as you want. For some I shaded the background.
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Just read this somewhere
Fact: The U.S. is the #1 trash-producing country in the world at 1,609
pounds per person per year, 3/4 of which is organic garbage that can be composted. Tip: Compost.
Ever thought about it but never followed up because it seemed too hard? I have been composting for the past 7 years Alhamdulilallah- I do it because its good for the Earth and we will be held accountable for our actions- not that I don’t have so many other facets of my life still needing fixin’. It really isn’t that hard, I swear. It takes a little effort.
I take my:
Fruit and Veggie peels and scraps
Egg shells- crush them first
Cardboard egg crates- wet and crush
Wet and crush
Get your kids involved-LF#2 is my composting buddy. She helps me crush up the egg crates and throw it all into the heap.
Crushed egg carton
And put it in THIS
My poor little composting container 🙂
It is just a tall plastic tupper ware kinda container with a cover- I need to get a new one (sheepish grin)
I saw these at the Corningware outlet but LF#2 said it was waste of money- 🙂 $ 29
This one is so beautiful and would fit my kitchen decor.This stainless steel one is available at the container store for 12 bucks-BINGO!
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