I hop you all had a lovely Eid last week inshallah. We had, as you can imagine from my last post, a pirate theme for Eid at our home.
The boys got pirate swords and hats as little presents before we went out to find me (!) and the treasure. They wore full pirate costume with pants, belts, capes I made for them and hats. We already had some capes at home, like this one, so I used the one we already had to make a template. Alhamdulillah the design is really easy for the capes. Before Ramadan begun I went and bought the fabrics and also some fabric tape in gold for decorations. One of the capes and pants got some gems and diamonds as well (I used my glue gun to put them on).
All pirates need a treasure map right? 😉 I soaked the paper in a little bit of water and crumbled it together. I let it dry and then I burned the edges. The map is not really accurate because it is only the “landmarks” which are important. First I drew all the pirates (my sons and husband 😉 ), then the first mark which was a tunnel, then a forest, then 2 little red houses and me (I was kidnapped by some really bad pirates who also stole the treasure), more trees and a skull and crossbones (this is were the treasure was hidden).
I didn’t think much about this map when I made it but subahnallah my boys were really obsessed with it haha. So it was definity something which made this activity more real to them. Even now, almost a week later, they still like to look at it and talk about it.
Finally finding the pirate treasure filled with gold, gems, jewels, pearls and CANDY! : D
We finished the day with some pirate cake ; ) alhamdulillah