I was planning to make masjid for Yusuf for a while, since he was showing lots of interest in masjids. I have looked on the internet for tips and experiences from other Ummies. I found a great masjid craft project alhamdulillah. You can a look at it here. The sister and kids designed a beautiful masjid mashaAllah. I used some of her ideas, may Allah swt reward the sister!
And here is what I made for my son:
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I glued colored paper all over the box and minaret; doors and windows are made out of foam. I did papier mache dome just like the sister did, didn't put layers for 3 days though. One layer was enough alhamdulillah, it was quite sturdy, but not as thick. The minaret roof was made out of cardboard, I shaped it into a cone, stuffed it with paper. I covered the dome and minaret roof with felt and sewed the felt pieces together. For the crescent I used felt again. Alhamdulillah masjid is simple, kid-friendly, colorful and has lots of texture.
Alhamdulillah Yusuf likes it, he calls it Allahu akbar in his language. Masjids, 5 prayers, minaret, adhan, prayer mat, Ka'bah are all called Allahu akbar at the moment.. (smile)