Hajj Round The Ka’bah Craft With Paper Doll Pilgrims

{And [mention, O Muhammad], when We designated for Abraham the site of the House, [saying], “Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who stand [in prayer] and those who bow and prostrate.}

The Qur’an, Srah Al-Hajj (the pilgrimage) 22:26

Hajj Ka'bah Craft Circle

Activity for Children Ages 6+

Make a play scene of the Muslim pilgrimage of Hajj using circles of paper dolls around a cube shape play Ka’bah.

You Will Need:

White paper/thin white card

Black card

White and yellow colouring pencils and a drawing pencil or dark colouring pencil



Glue stick

Hajj Ka'bah Craft Doll Shape

Here’s What To Do:

  • To make the paper dolls, fold a piece of paper (A4 size or similar) into quarters lengthways – you will use these three lines to cut the paper into four strips. Before cutting, fold the paper into quarters widthways, and then add four more folds to make eighths in a concertina pattern.
  • Cut the paper lengthways into four concertina strips. Draw a doll shape onto the front face of each strip, ensuring the feet meet the edges and are at least 1cm tall. Holding the concertina together, cut around the shape to make eight paper doll pilgrims standing toe to toe. Colour their faces/bodies and detail ihram clothing (special Hajj clothing) as desired.
  • Using a white pencil, carefully draw a net for a cube on the black card with six 5cmx5cm square faces and 1cm tabs. Decide where the top of the cube will be and draw yellow lines/patterns onto the side faces about a third of the way down.
  • Cut out the net and glue it together as a cube shaped box.
  • Glue one strip of paper dolls end to end into a circle; glue two or three strips together to make a wider circle. Position the circles of Hajj pilgrims around the cube for your finished Hajj scene.

Hajj Ka'bah Craft Two Circles


Use card to make the doll circles so you can play with the Hajj scene by turning the dolls anti-clockwise (seven times) as if performing the pilgrimage ritual of Tawaf.

Vary your doll shapes to show women, men, and children pilgrims. Only three paper strips are needed to make two circles of dolls so the fourth, remaining strip can be used to make unique person shapes that can be glued within the circles to add diversity.

For guidance regarding how to make a cube using a net, please refer to the pictures below or/and: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-3D-Cube

Hajj Ka'bah Craft Net

Hajj Ka'bah Craft Open Box

Hajj Ka'bah Craft Play Ka'bah

‘Round the Ka’bah, Walk’ is a nursery rhyme featured in Hajj Harmonies…. You may enjoy singing it while turning the paper dolls anti-clockwise to ‘make tawaf‘.

To purchase my Hajj Harmonies Nursery Rhymes Colouring Book from Amazon UK please click here.

To view my Hajj Harmonies YouTube video, which accompanies the book, please click here.

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Bismillah, if you find my work useful, please pray I perform the pilgrimage one day, and Allah SWT accepts!


Elizabeth Lymer Squre EL Elizabeth Lymer logo


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