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Playgroup: Mamas and Munchkins

Is your toddler getting to the age where they need some other stimulation than home based activities? Do you want your little angel to be able to socialise with other playmates?Mamas and Munchkins is a mother and toddler group based on free play with plenty of toys, outdoor play area, arts and craft activity, book corner, sit and ride zone, singing and story time.

Mama and Munchkins cater for 0-3 years. They are based near Kayal Street, Rawdah and classes take place on Tuesdays from 9:00-11:00.The price is SR30 per session.  Snacks and refreshments for attendees will also be on offer.

For further info, join their Facebook page.




Art and Craft Classes

Regular Art and Craft Classes for children are being held at the Art and Craft Studio every Saturday. Details are as follows:

Time: 5-6:30pm.

Cost: SR150 pcm
Age: 4-12 years
Location: Near Al Ruwili Hospital, Bani Malek
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There’s More to Nespresso Coffee Capsules Than You Think!

After enjoying a delicious cup of coffee how many of us do actually think of recycling the empty Nespresso capsules as pieces of fashion, home decor or stationery? This quirky idea struck Dalia Ghorab, who always had a hard time throwing away the beautiful empty capsules, and hence she decided to give them a new lease of life as bookmarks, jewellery and even home decor accessories.

We at Jeddah Blog fell in love with Dalia’s creativity and couldn’t wait to bring her work to our readers. Jeddah Blog writer Samreen Ahmed promptly got in touch with Dalia to find out more.

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Earrings made from recycled Nespresso cups.

Dalia introduces herself as an architect who worked in Egypt but quit her job to move to Jeddah with her family eight years ago. She always loved arts and started making handmade accessories in 2012 before she began recycling Nespresso capsules. “I am kind of a hoarder,” says Dalia. “I started saving the capsules not sure of what I’d do with them. Then I started googling and found out that they were collected and recycled worldwide but not in Saudi Arabia.” Dalia contacted the Nespresso team in Jeddah who also confirmed that they do not recycle the capsules, so Dalia came up with her own plan of action and began designing recycled products made from Nespresso empty capsules.

All the accessories she makes are hand-made and it is difficult to imagine that they were once nothing but empty capsules. There is a variety of things you can find in Dalia’s collection but the goth ballerina pendant deserves a special mention.

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Goth Ballerina Pendant with Black Turquoise Stone.

As a passionate art lover and a mother she wanted her children Adam, 14 and Laila, 12 to do something worthwhile and thus encouraged them to join her in this mini project which is also an initiative to save the environment since the capsules are made of aluminium. It is amazing to see how creatively Dalia has transformed plain aluminium pods into rings, earrings, pendants and trinkets and she suggests that the capsules can be used in various art projects in schools to reinforce the importance of recycling in children. Even Dalia’s 4 year old and 2 year old toddler play with the clean emptied cups learning colour recognition, sequencing and counting. It seems the possibilities are endless.

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Dancing Princess Pendant with Pink Garnet.

Schools in general must take up more such art projects that help in bringing out the creativity in children while creating a civic sense in them from a young age. Nespresso capsules particularly make up a huge amount of waste every month and it is high time this waste is put to good use. For the purpose of promoting this idea Dalia, Adam and Laila hosted a stall at the spring fair in British International School of Jeddah.

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Spanish Torero Pendant with genuine pearls.

Dalia believes that not only children, but grown ups too must get involved in collecting and recycling Nespresso capsules and find new ways to reuse them. Dalia’s ideas and collection are becoming popular with Jeddawis and she tells us that within just a week her Facebook page attracted a lot of fans and followers. The innovative team is doing their bit, but they are looking for more support and promotion of their idea to make the concept of recycling Nespresso capsules popular in the country. “It would be lovely if someone can help in holding exhibitions, contests or anything of that sort to promote the idea. We are trying to raise awareness to save the environment with a creative and artistic approach”, voices Dalia.

So if you are a coffee lover and are a part of the huge crowd who throws away coffee capsules, take a peek at Dalia’s work and join hands in saving up the capsules and crafting out beautiful masterpieces which otherwise would harm the environment when discarded in bulk.

Check our the Nespresso Capsules Recycling KSA Facebook Page for more Nespresso creations, set up and moderated by Dalia’s son Adam Abouzeid and their Instagram account moderated by her daughter Laila Abouzeid.

Samreen Ahmed runs a blog called Love.Hope.Dream. Click through to discover her musings.



Summer Camps 2015

As we do each year, Jeddah Blog is compiling a list of Summer Camps and activities for 2015. If you are organising a camp and would like us to publish the details, please do get in touch with the details.

My Creative Ramadan Summer Camp

Dates: 21st June – 7th July, 3 days per week: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday

Time: 12-3pm

Price: SR1200

Ages: 3-7 years

Islamic Hour, Jewelry Making, Arts & Crafts

Ballet – Irish Tap, Cooking, Organic Gardening

Dress-up Story Time and Organic Snacks provided!

Ages 8-15 years:

Islamic Hour, Jewelry Making, Ballet-Irish Tap – Interpretive

Cooking, Organic Gardening, Sewing

Contact 0594846200 or email

Summer of Therapies

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Glitter Workshop – 10 Days of Creativeness

For ages 5 years or above.
5 exciting projects. Craft material for each student is included in the package.
Mornings 10am- 12pm
Location: al Hamra, Jeddah
Fee: SR 100
For further details contact 0536330616

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Glitter Workshop for Kids

A 10 day workshop will be held from the 1st – 10th June. There will be two batches: morning and evening.

Glitter Workshop Jeddah


Morning session – 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Evening session – 5-8pm.

4 exciting projects will be covered in these 10 days. All materials will be provided to students including all craft items, paints, canvas, beads etc.

Cost: SR100 per student.

Location: Al Malik al Salih road, Alhamra, Jeddah.

Age: 5 years and above.

For further information call 0536330616, email or visit the Glitter Workshop Facebook Page.

Textile Workshop

A 3-day workshop teaching a variety of silk painting techniques will be held from the 13th-15th October, 2014.

Some of the techniques that will be taught are:

1. The Serti Technique

2. Salt work

3. Lahorei Salt Work

4. Thick Gutta work

5. Sugar Syrup work

6. Water bath work

7. Tjanting work (complete usage)

8. Fan brush work

9. Batik work including Crush n Crack.

10. Introduction to alcohol usage in silk painting

11. Poppy painting

12. Rozette painting

13. Water spray work

14. Shimmer work

15. Embosse work

16. Foam brush

17. Vinegar work

18. Steam fixing complete

…and many other techniques

Charges: SR 400 which includes all supplies and equipment

Location: Rehab near Pisj-es

Contact number: 0501632765

Click here for registration and further details.


Summer Courses and Workshops in Jeddah

We’re all looking forward to a relaxing summer here in Jeddah. For those who are not going away on holiday, you may be looking for something creative to do as you while away the hot days. If you have children, you might consider enrolling them in some fun art classes to keep those big minds and little fingers active.

We are putting together a list of summer courses and workshops. If you are conducting any that you would like included in the list, be sure to send us the details in an email as soon as you can. Meanwhile, do browse through our list below.

1. Summer Art Classes for Kids

Ages: 4-10
Duration: 15 day (3 weeks) course for little children
Dates: 12-26 June, 2014 (register before 5 June)
Timings: 9-12 am, 3-6 pm
Cost: SR300
Transport Available: (mobile# 0509842640)
All materials are provided. For further information contact 0531 551 790

2. Ramadan Art Classes

Ages: 4-10
Timings: 9-12am

Cost: SR300

3. Professional Jewelry Designing Program

Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm

Duration: 14-26 June, 2014

Cost: SR 12,000


4. Kidz Summer Fun

No more books, it’s EPL time ”Easy Practical Learning”
This summer Kidzzz R Us brings weekly fun for kids.  You can select any week (5 days) or you can enjoy all summer fun.
  • week 1 – 1st june – 5th june 2014
  • week 2-   8th june -12th june 2014
Activity Plan

1- Recycling projects
2- Baby chef: fun cooking and baking sandwiches, cup cakes, shakes & drinks, lunch box fun food, cookies, and many more non-oven recipes.
3- Art Attack : Fabric painting, Glass painting, Metal embossing, Painting, Sketching.
4- Cursive Writing

Ages: 4+
Charges: SR 200 per week 
Location : Rehab, Jeddah
Timings: 4 – 6 pm
For more details join the Facebook group.

5. Mom’s Princess

Kidzzz R us is conducting girls-only activities, such as sewing a doll’s dress, doll house furniture, cooking, baking and other mini stuff. Lots of fun guaranteed.
Ages: 10 +
Location: Rehab, Jeddah
Charges: SR 250 per week
For more details join the Facebook group.

6. Baking Classes for Girls

pamphlet for Summer workshops in Jeddah.

7. Reading in the Summer

Reading classes are being held this Summer where you can

• Practice reading
• Do colouring
• Practice Math
• Improve your spelling
• Improve your handwriting
• Learn Quran ( Suras ) and hadith

All under one roof. Trained person from London U.K. Call 0558145833 for more detailsLocation: Azizia
Fees: 400/ S.A.R
Age: 6 to 10 years
Time: 8 am to 1 pm
Duration: 3 Months
Holidays: 3 days of eid and Friday and Sunday

8. Summer Art Classes for Little Kids

A 3 week course (15 days), 7 days a week. 10 different art themes:
1. Exclusive different crafts work
2. Beads work
3. Seed work
3. Sand work
4. Origami
5. Water color art
6. Fabric painting
7. Fabric art
8. Poster color art
9. Symmetrical art
10. Button workAGES: 4-10

Dates: 12 – 26 June 2014
Time: 9-12 am and 3-6 pm
Fee: 300 SR
Registration: Before 10 June 2014

Ramadan Classes

A 3 week course in the mornings from 1-21 July, except Fridays and Saturdays.
Fee: 300 SR
Time: 9-12 am

All materials provided. For more information call 0531551790

9. Sewing, Baking & Exercise Camp


Summer Camp Jeddah10. Baking Course

Duration: 1 day

What you learn: You will learn to bake:

1) Two basic cake recipes, understanding the simple science behind baking.

2) The use of various ingredients and pro tips and tricks of baking fool proof. How to simply decorate cake in homes.

You have to bring nothing, and get to take home tasters too!!

Cost: SR 120

Date: 24th June

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Rehab

Contact details:

11. Cake decorating course

What you learn:You will learn about:

·       Different types of icing and how to make them.

·       The basic skills required to decorate a cake from scratch.

·       How to frost a cake, in the correct way. And various techniques available to frost a cake.

You bring nothing, and get to take home a self-decorated cake with your own ideas.

Duration: 3 days: 26, 27, and 28 June, 2014


Cost: SR 300 (inclusive of decoration kit)

Time: 7 pm

Location: Rehab District

Contact details:


Kids’ Art Workshop

Nabeela Parvees, a psychologist, conducts  arts and craft classes for children and ladies. She feels that children in Jeddah spend too much time playing on gadgets and “don’t realise the emotional and social life around them”. Nabeela believes that she understands the importance of creativity in children in their psychological development and is trying her best to impart a little joy to improve their life skills.

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23/03/14 – Glass Painting (Age 6+)
24/03/14 – Fabric Painting (Age 6+)
25/03/14 – Jewelry Making (Age 6+)
26/03/14 – Flower Making (Age 6+)
27/03/14 – Origami (Age 6+)
28/03/14 – Canvas Painting (Age 6+)
29/03/14 – Stick and Paint (Age 6+)
30/03/14 – Inspired Artist Painting (Age 6+)
31/03/14 -Toddler Projects (Age 2- 5)


Mornings: 10 – 11:30 am
Evenings: 6 – 7:30 pm


Near Al Ruwili Hospital (old Naseem Hospital), Bani Malik, Jeddah.

SR 30/ head

Seats are limited. Registration closes on 20th March, 2014. For further information you can email, or visit Nabeela’s Facebook page.

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