Arabic Word Art - The Muslimah Guide
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Arabic Word Art

Arabic Word Art
Arabic Word Art

Last time, I posted an idea about making Arabic puzzles.  Here is another simple idea to help children learn arabic, using pipecleaners and beads. Pipecleaners are soft, bendable and so versatile, which makes it a hit among kids (and apparently some adults too like me lol).  I saved bits and pieces of it in a box from all the little crafts my kids did, eventually wondering as it piled up, “Now, what am I going to do with all of these?” Well, all that hoarding finally paid off as I discovered at last a good use for them!  They are the perfect material to make arabic words with! They are bendable, yet they are not messy like playdough.

I am sure most of you have seen people make letters from playdough, and though I have to admit that even I enjoy playing with it, it can get messy especially with some kids.  So on days where you want a “low maintenance” activity, why not give these poor lonely pipe cleaners a chance.  Keep a small box of these with some beads, and voila, you have another “quick and easy”  educational activity ready for your little (or big) ones 🙂 


You can also make fancy 3-d covers for a notebook, or “soft” wall art, using the same concept but with yarn. All you will need is to place tacky glue strategically into the design of your choice, and place the yarn on top of it. 


Arabic Letters with pipe cleaners

Arabic Word Art

Arabic Yarn Art

Arabic Word Art

Another great word art using stencils and water color paint:


Arabic Word Art


1.   Using recycled paper, cut out templates of different letters of a four letter word.

2.  Using oil pastels, trace two letters on each row onto the paper, centered. Color in if desired, or create different designs in the letters such as polka dots, stripes, etc. 

3.  Using watercolor paint, paint over the pastels, for a really cool contrasting effect. 



Check out our other posts inshaAllah in the Learn Arabic Series:

Learn Arabic: Kids Edition

Learn Arabic: Free Resources

Arabic Blocks Review

DIY Arabic Sun and Moon Letters Game

DIY Arabic Craft Sticks Puzzles

Birds Study According to Quran and Hadith (Free Arabic Printable book and Song)