This week in our Tapestry of Grace study we learned about the rise of Islam. One of the suggested activities was to make a scimitar (a traditional curved sword). This is very representative of Islamic culture. Many Islamic countries have this symbol or the crescent (scimitar) moon on their flags.
I used this picture to print out a template to make our scimitars out of cardboard. Then I had them color them gray with a marker.
When explaining it to the kids, I told them it was like the swords they have in Aladdin...of course I thought of a Disney movie as my example!