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The Traditional Fanoos and DIY Ramadan Lanterns

In many Muslim countries, particularly Egypt, it is common to decorate for Ramadan with a fanoos (plural: fawanees). These traditional lanterns are made from metal and often have multi-colored glass and beautiful and unique shapes and patterns.

Click here for a fun activity of designing and coloring a fanoos for children provided by the Qatar Foundation:  http://fanous.qfi.org/

And click on the picture below to check out step-by-step instructions on making lanterns in a more Morroccan style.These have been posted (along with free printables) by the super talented Sweet Fajr Blog:

b2ap3_small_morrocan-lanterns The Traditional Fanoos and DIY Ramadan Lanterns - Studio Arabiya Blog

Lastly, check out the lantern page in Peter Gould's Ramadan Fun Pack.These can be cut out and hung on twine or ribbon in fun colors like the following sample:

b2ap3_small_peter-gould-lanterns The Traditional Fanoos and DIY Ramadan Lanterns - Studio Arabiya Blog

(Source: by Umamah Moin via Pinterest)

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