Inside a Mosque Activity

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Updated on Jul 14, 2014

Each mosque has its own unique history, but nearly all of them have one thing in common: stunning stained glass windows. The morning sun pouring in through small bits of geometric glass creates a kaleidoscope of colors on marble floors, evoking awe in the mosque's visitors. Celebrate Ramadan by recreating the inside of a mosque with a beautiful stained glass effect.

What You Need:

  • Black construction paper
  • Colorful tissue paper
  • Pencil
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft glue

What You Do:

  1. Take a look at images of stained glass in mosques together for some inspiration. Ask your kid if he can name some of the shapes he sees in the windows, like triangles and diamonds.
  2. Encourage him to design his own stained glass drawing using a pencil on black paper. He can add a crescent moon if he'd like to symbolize the start of Ramadan or the flag of Islam.
  3. Take over duties and cut out the stained glass windows with a craft knife on a cutting board. Make sure there is enough space between the windows and from the edges of the paper.
  4. Cut rectangles of paper tissue in different colors and glue them to the back of the construction paper over the windows.
  5. Place the paper in front of a window and marvel as the sun streams through and creates a brilliant stained glass effect!