Eid Cards

The new moon at the end of Ramadan marks the start of Eid-ul-Fitr.  Celebrate this special time of the year by making handmade cards for your family and friends.  ‘Eid Mubarak’ (‘blessed Eid’) is a traditional greeting

Eid Cards

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

2 hours

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Stick a piece of starry sky paper onto a piece of A5 card then fold the card in half. The card can be used as it is, or made into a pop-up design.
    To make a pop-up, fold the A5 card with the patterned paper in the middle.
    To make the pop-up strip, mark 2 x 2cm parallel lines, 2cm apart, at right angles from the folded edge. Cut along the 2 lines fold then fold the strip over to make a crease, fold it back then open the card and lift up the strip.
  2. Select some wooden letters for your Eid message. Stick a strip of double-sided tape onto card, lightly stick the edges of the letters on top to hold them in place then paint the letters gold, or use another colour. Leave to dry.
  3. Make some moon and star elements for your card design.
    Cut out some printed star shapes from the patterned paper, stick them onto glittery card and cut around the edge to make a border. Add metallic pearls as decoration on the stars. Or, stick small self-adhesive glitter foam stars onto bigger stars.
    To make a cut-out moon, draw a 7-8cm diameter circle onto the reverse side of glittery or metallic card. Draw a crescent shape inside the circle then cut it out.
  4. Arrange the moon and star shapes onto the card background with the lettering to check everything fits then stick them in position.
    For a pop-up card, stick a cut-out moon shape onto the folded strip in the middle. Decorate large letters with gems for extra sparkle.
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Top Tip

If you fix wooden letters onto a sticky tape for painting, just stick down a few millimetres at the edges so they are easy to lift after the paint has dried.

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