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Muslims celebrate two Eids every year. One which marks the end of Ramadan (the month of fasting) and the second marks the completion of Hajj (a visit to the Holy city of Makkah to perform pilgrimage). Muslims all over the world celebrate Eid Ul Adha – the  ‘Festival of Sacrifice’.  On this day, Muslims commemorate the willingness of the prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma’il) as an act of obedience to Allah, before Allah intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead. This day also marks the completion of the annual pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah where millions gather to perform the Hajj, irrespective of their colour, status, and cast, all performing rituals of worship together. For Muslims, the day starts with a visit to the Mosque, where families will participate in congregational prayer. For the rest of the day, everyone enjoys gathering with friends and family to share food and gifts. Giving charity to the poor from the sacrificed animal is also a very important part of Eid day. It is a time for appreciation, celebration, and remembrance.

1) Good deed sheep

@brb_raisingkids made a good deed sheep game for the kids which is great to practice some gross motor skills! Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, paints, cutter, fabric and beans/lentils (for mini bean bags – Instructions HERE). Alternatively, you can use any ball. What to do: Take a large cardboard and draw a cute sheep over it with a heart in the middle to cut out later. You can skip drawing the face if you’d like. Each child can then take turns in saying a good deed they’ve done recently, then toss the bean bag aiming for her heart.

2) Sheep rings (DIY Eid ul Adha jewellery)

@helloholydays made Eid al Adha themed jewellery for the kids. Materials needed for the craft: pompoms, white glue (or hot glue for more durability), felt, pipe cleaner, scissors. What to do: Glue the small-sized pompoms all around the medium-sized pompom so it resembles a flower. Make it look like a sheep by cutting small ears from felt and gluing them to the center pompom. Complete the ring by cutting a piece of pipe cleaner and gluing it to the back of the sheep. Shape the pipe cleaner into a circular shape that fits around a child’s finger. You can also make a sheep bracelet in the same way.

3) Sheep on a stick

@atfaalul_jannah made sheep Eid gift tags to add to each gift bag for the kids. Materials needed for the craft: white/black paper, scissors, glue, cotton, popsicle stick, marker. What to do: Cut the body from white paper and the head and legs from black paper. Stick /it all together using cotton on the body and glue an ice cream stick (popsicle stick) at the back of your craft. Write Eid Mubarak on the stick or whatever Eid wishes you’d like to write.

4) Wiggly-leg Sheep Craft

@chiax90 made a sheep with wiggly walking legs. Materials needed for the craft: Cardboard, white crepe paper, metal brads (split pins/paper fasteners), glue, markers, scissors/cutter, yarn. What to do: See the visual instructions below.
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5) Eid sheep-popcorn favours

@nature.arts.crafts made sheep-themed Eid favours. Materials needed for the craft: transparent bags, black card paper, cotton, glue/tape, popcorn, yarn/ribbon (for tying). What to do: Cut the black card in the shape of a sheep’s face. Glue cotton over the head part. Add popcorn to the transparent bag and tie it with a ribbon/yarn. Stick the sheep’s head at the top.

6) Yarn sheep craft

@sugarplum_sisters made a simple and cute sheep craft. Materials needed for the craft: Paper plates, cutter/scissors, glue/tape (hot glue if you would like to stick the arms of the sheep above the yarn), pen/marker, white yarn. What to do: See the video below for visual instructions.
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7) Sticky tape sheep

@nisatastic made the sheep through shredded paper and polystyrene balls. Her kids thoroughly enjoyed painting and sticking which ended up being a very good fine motor and sensory play too. Materials needed for the craft: Scissors, glue, cardstock/ paper/ empty cereal box (or any discarded packaging), paints/ markers, tape/ transparent sticker sheet. What to do: Cut the sheep out of an empty cereal box and paint them in shades of blue. Stick large strips of clear tape at the back. For sheep, use shredded white paper and packing material to paste on the sticky side of the tape. For grass, use cuttings of green coloured paper. Then add the sheep’s face and legs. You can also go large scale for this craft so more kids can join in the fun. You can replace polystyrene balls with pompoms or cotton balls.
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8) Wooly donut sheep

@thelittlemakersco made wooly sheep in the shape of a donut. Materials needed for the craft: wool/yarn, markers, glue, scissors/cutter, cardboard. What to do: Cut a cardboard ring and then wrap the wool around it till it covers the entire circle. Stick the face and legs of a sheep over the yarn donut.

9) Wool wrapped sheep

@madeitwithmama made a cute little sheep with 2 simple steps. Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, cutter/scissors, wool/yarn. What to do: Simply cut little sheep shapes out of cardboard. And wrap wool around them (tape the start of the length of wool to the sheep body).

10) Floral Sheep

@thewhimsymuslimmama made a sheep craft with flowers and leaves. Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, scissors/ cutter, vinyl sticker sheet/tape, markers, flowers/leaves. What to do: Cut the sheep out of cardboard. Stick large strips of clear tape at the back of sheep’s body. Use flowers (or anything from nature) to paste on the sticky side of the tape.

11) Squish painting sheep

@jen_teaches_tinyhumans‘s students made a sheep out of their squish painting art. Materials needed for the craft: White paint, marker, thick paper. What to do: Put dollops of white paint in the center of the paper. Fold paper in half and squish/move the paint around. Open the paper. Add 4 legs and the head.

12) Eid sheep box

@zara_and_mama made this cute sheep with cotton balls by repurposing a cardboard box to share the candies. Materials needed for the craft: cardboard, scissors/cutter, glue, markers, cotton balls / pompoms. What to do: Swipe the IG post below to check how she made it.

13) Eid sheep bag

@arty_crafty_family made an Eid sheep bag with a pompom painting. Materials needed for the craft: Pompoms, clothespins, brown bag, white and black paints. What to do: Make little sheep with pompom printing. You can also use thumb or finger painting technique instead of pompoms.

14) Punch needle sheep

@ciarasewcrafty1 made a furry sheep through punch needling. My 7yr old loves punch needling. It is an easier alternative to embroidery. Nonetheless, kids may also try their hands at traditional embroidery. Materials needed for the craft: Punch needle tool, black and white (+ green) yarn, embroidery hoop or frame, monks cloth (or loosely woven linen). What to do: See this video for visual instructions (different design than below but may give you an idea).

15) Polystyrene ball sheep

@mismas_creazioni made polystyrene ball sheep. Materials needed for the craft: Black paper/felt, scissors, glue/tape, cotton buds, polystyrene balls. What to do: Cut the ends of the cotton buds (in large quantities) to insert into the polystyrene ball. Then cut two other cotton buds in half to make the four legs. Take some black paper, cardboard, or felt and cut out the shape of the sheep’s head. With hot glue, attach the face to the body. Finally, decorate your sheep as you like. You may go large scale with this craft too and put candy inside the polystyrene ball.

16) Sheep-feeding activity for kids

@supercreativemamasglobal made a sheep feeding activity for the kids, expanding onto the concept that on Eid ul Adha, we feed our animals and take care of them too. Materials needed for the craft: Black paper/pen/marker, glue, scissors/cutter, cardboard box, green paper for leaves (you may also use the actual leaves from the garden). What to do: Craft a sheep face and paste it on the cardboard box. Cut its mouth for inserting the leaves (teaching a child all about the sheep and what they eat). You can also do the same activity with camel, cow, and goat. If the kids are afraid of feeding an actual animal, this may be a great start to help them overcome their fear in shaa Allah.

17) Sheep puppets

@busylittleseekers made sheep puppets out of different materials. Materials needed for the craft: Cardstock/cardboard, scissors/cutter/big circle punch, felt, glue, yarn/ foam sheets/ sequins/ cotton/ diamanté. What to do: Cut the sheep’s body out of cardboard or cardstock. Punch two holes at the bottom for kids to make sheep legs out of their tiny fingers. Give them different filling materials around the home to stick on the body. Stick a felt sheep face over their sheep body art with glue. Let them enjoy taking their sheep on a stroll.
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18) Pompom sheep (garland)

@helloholydays made pompom sheep garland (which kids can easily play with like a toy too). Materials needed for the craft: yarn, scissors, glue, black felt/foam sheet, black pompoms. What to do: See this video for visual instructions. You can use felt or a black pompom instead of foam sheet for sheep’s face.

19) Eid sheep cards

@upanotchgifts made sheep Eid cards with different materials and art techniques. Materials needed for the craft: Cardstock, scissors, paint, glue, markers, yarn, pearl embossed stickers. What to do: Make the sheep’s body on the card. Give kids different filling materials around the home to stick on the body. For eg: cotton swabs dipped in white paint to create art through the pointillism technique.

20) Sheep lacing card

@redtenttoys made a sheep lacing card activity. Materials needed for the craft: Cardboard, scissors, yarn, needle. What to do: Cut the cardboard in the shape of a sheep. Poke holes in its body. Tie yarn over the needle. Let the child pass the needle (safe for kids) through the holes to help them make a pattern of their own.
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21) Waddling sheep paper toy

@my1stmasjid made a 3D waddling sheep paper toy. Materials needed for the craft: Scissors, marker, cardstock. What to do: Swipe for a step-by-step process on how it’s been made. Use a thicker craft paper/card-stock for these to work – they need a slight slanting ramp to ‘walk’ down.
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22) Quilled sheep

@plantingseedswithlove made sheep’s fur through quilling technique. Materials needed for the craft: Quilling tool (or any narrow round stick would do), paper strips, cardstock, scissors, glue. What to do: See the visual instructions HERE. You can use quilling technique both ways – the rolled paper strips can be glued upwards (which shows the swirls of the paper strip) or sideways (like shown in the image).

23) Felt Eid sheep banner

@islamicartforkids made an Eid banner with felt sheets and sheep. Materials needed for the craft: Felt sheets, piece of cloth (for the main banner), wooden stick and yarn (for hanging), scissors, glue, fabric paints and brush (optional). What to do: Cut all the below shapes from the felt sheets and stick them all through glue gun on a piece of cloth. Hang the cloth on a wooden stick through yarn.
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24) Popsicle stick sheep and ram

@eat.craft.pray made a sheep and ram with popsicle sticks and yarn / cotton balls. Materials needed for the craft: Popsicle sticks (craft sticks), foam sheet in brown and black for the face, black pipe cleaner for the ram’s horns, glue gun, scissors, wool/yarn and cotton balls. What to do: Hot glue the sticks together (I used 3), and then wrap the wool around the sticks. For cotton balls, use glue. Cut out the face for the ram and sheep and glue it on to the sticks. Make horns from the pipe cleaner and glue it on to the ram. Make legs by cutting a popsicle stick or use mini clothespins.

25) Udhia crafts for kids

@umiandtoddler made a sheep, cow, and goat crafts. Materials needed for the craft: Popsicle sticks, felt sheets, cotton balls, paper/cloth coasters, foam sheet, pipe cleaner, glue, markers, scissors, cardstock. What to do: Swipe the IG post to see the visual instructions.
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26) Sheep, cow, and goat face masks

@cakestojoy made sheep, cow, and goat face masks for kids. Materials needed for the craft: Popsicle sticks or wooden chopsticks (for better grabbing area for kids), paper plate, cotton balls, glue/ tape, markers, scissors. What to do: Draw each animal on a paper plate and stick the chopstick at the back of the plate. You can add any materials you would like to this craft based on all the ideas shared above or you can keep it simple like the craft below. You can also try the ram face mask and draw some inspo from THIS CRAFT.
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27) Ram treat bags

@helloholydays made Eid treat bags with a ram twist. Materials needed for the craft: Paper bag, pencil, pencil, glue, markers, scissors, cardstock. What to do: See the IG post below for the visual instructions.

28) Camel finger puppet

@helloholydays made a sheep, cow, and goat crafts. Materials needed for the craft: Paper plate, pompoms, crepe paper or felt/foam sheet, pipe cleaner, glue, markers/paints, scissors, cardstock. What to do: See the IG post below for the visual instructions.

29) Camel craft

@eat.craft.pray made a camel craft with bubble wrap and some paints. Materials needed for the craft: Cardboard/cardstock, yarn/thread, pompoms, paints, bubble wrap sheet, glue, scissors. What to do: Draw a camel and paint a light base colour (tan) – or better yet, take a cardboard and cut it in the shape of a camel (as cardboard craft will last longer. Then use bubble wrap to stamp the camel with different colours. You can make the saddle by gluing yarn in a pattern or you can wrap yarn around a saddle shaped piece of poster board and play “pin the saddle to the camel”. Hang the yarn with pompoms through came’s neck as a reign.

30) Eid puppet show

@she_lives_her_life made an Eid theatre with a camel puppet – you can also add other sacrificial animals as well (sheep, cow, goat, ram) while having a voiceover like – “we would love to meet Allah” (highlighting the hadith on how a believer love to meet Allah and when we sacrifice them for the sake of Allah, they are happy to give their lives for the sake of Allah too, benefitting so many human beings (especially the poor) in the process by providing them the nutrients their bodies need to remain healthy and do more ibaadah. Materials needed for the craft: Chopstick, cardboard box, glue/ tape, markers, scissors, cardstock. What to do: See THIS video (on mute) for the visual instructions on how you can make solmething similar like the one below.
If you end up making any craft out of these, please do share it with us and tag us on social media channels (Instagram or Facebook). Tell us in the comments below which one is your favourite craft?

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