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Daily Mommy Mes

Daily mommy mes

As you find yourself become a sudden homeschooling mom, the concept of self care just seems to fade away into the abyss. I highly recommend you pull it back out before you find your whole self trapped in there. Think of your self care as your very own special personal cup. This cup is filled with love, excitement, joy, and laughter. throughout the day your kids and your significant other will drink from your cup. but what happens when that cup is empty? I assure you that cup will start to to be filed with hate, resentment, anger, and scolding. Whatever this cup is filled with will reflect your homeschooling home.

But how can we possibly have the time to self care? Sometimes self care will take form at 6 am or at midnight, somethings it takes form in a dark closet, or in the bathroom for the 2 minutes you were able to slip away. Somethings will take form in being locked in you bedroom, or leaving the house completely. The 9 “Daily Mommy Mes” are here to help you. You do not have to do them all, but it is important to continually strive to, because this check list is here to help you stop and remember to fill your cup.

Cleanse Me: Personal hygiene is must; shower, brush hair, teeth brushing, change out of those PJs. Spiritual cleanse is equally as important. Find time to cleanse your heart. It can be early int he morning when things are silent, late at night right before you sleep, or mid day slippimg away from the nosie.

Challenge Me: Not only are you expanding the mind of the young people you are in charge of, but you need to expand your mind too. Read a book with new information, practice a skill you want to enhance. Watch a documentary of a subject you don’t know much about. Or even bake/cook a new dish you never made before.

Balance Me: Yes, you are stuck at home, but you have to find a balance between me time and us time. This might mean sending them off to bed early, no matter the struggle. locking yourself in the bedroom to work. Leaving them with another adult at home so you can walk outside. Or even YOU choosing the activity to be done and if they want to join they can, if not oh well.

Connect Me: Connect with other adults. this can be with your significant other, or a phone call to a friend. social media is great in connecting people too. Have a healthy conversation on a forum or in your DM. make a whatsapp group with all you friends to send positive vibes to each other. It’s vital to connect with the adult word.

Unwind Me: Find something that helps you relax. Maybe you lay down on the floor and the kids walk on you back (a great message by the way). Go exercise. Take a second shower. Buy a new outfit. Pray. Read or write. Dance to your favorite song. Whatever it is, find it, make sure it is healthy, and do it.

Self Validate Me: Speak to yourself. When you’re frustrated and angry about something not going your way, take a step back and avoid judging yourself for those feelings. Sit with your emotions without reacting to them. Don’t tell yourself how you should feel. Accept how you do feel in the moment because you always have a right to feel. Comfort yourself the way a concerned and compassionate parent would.

A Mindful Me: Feeling overwhelmed? Stop what you’re doing. Close your eyes. Take five deep breaths from the belly. Follow them in through the nose and out through the mouth. Sit down, observe your surroundings. Find 5 curvy things. Find 10 things your are grateful for. Message you neck and feet. Give your brain things to think about besides obsess.

Reality Check Me: Set realistic goals. You will have bad days and good days. If a goal is not being obtained or is being obtained too easily, revisit it abd change it.

Recharge Me: Sleep. Prioritize it. Housework will always be there (make the kids to do it by the way). Drink water. After all you are 60% water.

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Prophet Series- Musa (as) Part 2

Follow up questions:

  1. Who was the first prophet and first man on Earth? Adam (as)
  2. While Adam (as) was in paradise with his wife Hawa, what was he not allowed to do? Eat the fruit from one tree
  3. Who tricked him to eat from the forbidden tree? Shaytan
  4. What did Allah (swt) do to Adam (as) and Hawa? Forgive them and send them to Earth
  5. After some generations, Prophet Idris (as) was born. He was the first to? Write
  6. Then came Prophet Nuh (as). What did he build? An ark
  7. What was the first thing Prophet Nuh (as) did when he reached land again? Pray to Allah
  8. What were the people in Ad during the time of prophet Hud (as) famous for? Building big , strong houses
  9. What happened to them? Allah (swt) sent a storm to destroy their houses and the non believers.
  10. What did the people of Thammud ask prophet Saleh (as) to do? Turn a rock into a pregnant she camel
  11. What did the prophet Ibrahim (as) do to the idols? He destroyed all of them except one. He placed an axe next to that idol and when people asked him if he destroyed the others, he told them to ask the idol with the axe.
  12. What did the idol worshipers do to prophet Ibrahim (as) and did it work? They threw him into a fire. But Allah (swt) protected him and he did jot get burned.
  13. What are the two hills and the watering hole called that are famous at the time Hajar (ra) and Ismail (as) when they were left in the dessert? Marwa, Safa, and Zamzam
  14. What did Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) build together? The Kabaa
  15. Where did the special corner stone of the he Kabaa come from? Heaven
  16. What did prophet Yacoub(as) dream about? Angels going up and down stairs from Heaven to Earth.
  17. What is the place called today that he had the dream? Jerusalem
  18. Where did Yusuf’s (as) brothers throw him? Into a well
  19. What was the dream the king had that Yusuf (as) was able to interpret? 7 fat cows, 7 skinny cows, a lively corn husk, and a dead corn husk
  20. What is prophet Ayoub (as) know for? Being Patient
  21. What did Prophet Musa’s (as) mom do to baby Musa(as)? She put him in a basket and placed it in a river.

Story:
When Musa (as) got older he was afraid of the pharaoh and of what he might do. So he decided to leave Egypt. When he left he had found a wife and lived a good life with her. But he missed his adapted mother at the palace, so he decided to travel back to Egypt to visit her. One night, while he was travelling to Egypt, he got tired and stopped to set up camp. He went to search for some firewood to light a fire. He saw a fire burning on top of a hill named Sinai. He climbed on top and then heard the voice of Allah(swt). Allah(swt) told him to go to the pharaoh and tell him to let the slaves go free. Musa (as) was a believer and listened to Allah (swt). When he reached Egypt, he told the pharaoh that Allah (swt) wants him to let the slaves go free. The pharaoh refused. Musa (as) and the slaves decided to sneak out of Egypt at night while the pharaoh was sleeping. In the Morning, the pharaoh found out they had left and he gathered his army to follow them. Musa (as) and the slaves had travelled all night and had reached the red sea. They were going to turn around, but saw the pharaoh and his army coming fast behind them. Allah (swt) commanded Musa (as) to put his staff into the sea. Once he did that, the sea parted into two. Thus, making a path for Musa(as) and the slaves to cross. Once they crossed, the pharaoh and his army started to cross too, but Allah(swt) brought the sea down upon the non believers.
Craft:
We made the scene of Allah (swt) parting the ocean and the beleivers crossing. We folded a blue construction paper into a tri fold. Then pasted a black strip of construction paper to be the path. We used fish stickers and foam sticker sharks from Hobby Lobby to put in our ocean. And we used foam sticker nativity people to represent the believers crossing, none of which represent Musa (as).

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Prophet Series-Musa (as) Part 1

Follow up questions:

  1. Who was the first prophet and first man on Earth? Adam (as)
  2. While Adam (as) was in paradise with his wife Hawa, what was he not allowed to do? Eat the fruit from one tree
  3. Who tricked him to eat from the forbidden tree? Shaytan
  4. What did Allah (swt) do to Adam (as) and Hawa? Forgive them and send them to Earth
  5. After some generations, Prophet Idris (as) was born. He was the first to? Write
  6. Then came Prophet Nuh (as). What did he build? An ark
  7. What was the first thing Prophet Nuh (as) did when he reached land again? Pray to Allah
  8. What were the people in Ad during the time of prophet Hud (as) famous for? Building big , strong houses
  9. What happened to them? Allah (swt) sent a storm to destroy their houses and the non believers.
  10. What did the people of Thammud ask prophet Saleh (as) to do? Turn a rock into a pregnant she camel
  11. What did the prophet Ibrahim (as) do to the idols? He destroyed all of them except one. He placed an axe next to that idol and when people asked him if he destroyed the others, he told them to ask the idol with the axe.
  12. What did the idol worshipers do to prophet Ibrahim (as) and did it work? They threw him into a fire. But Allah (swt) protected him and he did jot get burned.
  13. What are the two hills and the watering hole called that are famous at the time Hajar (ra) and Ismail (as) when they were left in the dessert? Marwa, Safa, and Zamzam
  14. What did Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) build together? The Kabaa
  15. Where did the special corner stone of the he Kabaa come from? Heaven
  16. What did prophet Yacoub(as) dream about? Angels going up and down stairs from Heaven to Earth.
  17. What is the place called today that he had the dream? Jerusalem
  18. Where did Yusuf’s (as) brothers throw him? Into a well
  19. What was the dream the king had that Yusuf (as) was able to interpret? 7 fat cows, 7 skinny cows, a lively corn husk, and a dead corn husk
  20. What is Prophet Ayoub (as) know for being? Patient

Story:
In Egypt, there was a Pharaoh who did not believe in Allah (swt). He was a cruel man and treated the slaves very bad. During this time, Musa (as) was born. His mother was afraid that the pharaoh would hurt him. So Allah (swt) told his mother to place baby Musa(as) in a basket and place it in the river. Allah (swt) protected baby Musa (as) in the basket and made him land at the Pharaohs’ palace. The Pharaoh’s wife saw him and fell in love with Musa(as) and asked the pharaoh to not harm the baby and let her keep him. The pharaoh agreed. Musa (as) grew up in the palace into a very strong young man.
Craft:
I provided mini canvases from the dollar tree (2 for $1!) along with blue, green, yellow, and white paint for the kids to paint a river with baby Musa’s (as) basket in it.

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Prophet Series- Ayoub (as)

Follow up questions:

  1. Who was the first prophet and first man on Earth? Adam (as)
  2. While Adam (as) was in paradise with his wife Hawa, what was he not allowed to do? Eat the fruit from one tree
  3. Who tricked him to eat from the forbidden tree? Shaytan
  4. What did Allah (swt) do to Adam (as) and Hawa? Forgive them and send them to Earth
  5. After some generations, Prophet Idris (as) was born. He was the first to? Write
  6. Then came Prophet Nuh (as). What did he build? An ark
  7. What was the first thing Prophet Nuh (as) did when he reached land again? Pray to Allah
  8. What were the people in Ad during the time of prophet Hud (as) famous for? Building big , strong houses
  9. What happened to them? Allah (swt) sent a storm to destroy their houses and the non believers.
  10. What did the people of Thammud ask prophet Saleh (as) to do? Turn a rock into a pregnant she camel
  11. What did the prophet Ibrahim (as) do to the idols? He destroyed all of them except one. He placed an axe next to that idol and when people asked him if he destroyed the others, he told them to ask the idol with the axe.
  12. What did the idol worshipers do to prophet Ibrahim (as) and did it work? They threw him into a fire. But Allah (swt) protected him and he did jot get burned.
  13. What are the two hills and the watering hole called that are famous at the time Hajar (ra) and Ismail (as) when they were left in the dessert? Marwa, Safa, and Zamzam
  14. What did Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) build together? The Kabaa
  15. Where did the special corner stone of the he Kabaa come from? Heaven
  16. What did prophet Yacoub(as) dream about? Angels going up and down stairs from Heaven to Earth.
  17. What is the place called today that he had the dream? Jerusalem
  18. Where did Yusuf’s (as) brothers throw him? Into a well
  19. What was the dream the king had that Yusuf (as) was able to interpret? 7 fat cows, 7 skinny cows, a lively corn husk, and a dead corn husk

Story:

The grandson of Yusuf (as) was Ayoub (as). He had a wife named Rahma and had many kids. He was wealthy. He was thankful to Allah(swt) always. He also always helped the poor. The shaytan did not like this and said to Allah(swt) that if he removes his wealth he won’t believe in Allah(swt) anymore. Allah(swt) believed he will still be a believer, so he tested him and removed all his wealth. Ayoub(as) still believed and thanked Allah(swt) for everything he had.  The shaytan was angry and said well if you take away his wife and children then he won’t believe. So Allah(swt) took away his wife and children. But Ayoub(as) stlll believed.  The shaytan was angry and said well if you take away his health then he won’t believe. Allah(swt) took away his health. Ayoub (as) finally asked Allah to help him. Allah(swt) asked him to strike the earth with his foot. When Ayoub(as) did so, water started to come out of ground and he bathed in it. He was cured. Then his wife and children came back to him along with his wealth. He was happy to have Allah (swt) show mercy on him.

Craft:

I bought this from hobby lobby. The kids colored it and made them into paper megaphones.

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Prophet Series- Yusuf(as) Part 1

Follow up questions:

  1. Who was the first prophet and first man on Earth? Adam (as)
  2. While Adam (as) was in paradise with his wife Hawa, what was he not allowed to do? Eat the fruit from one tree
  3. Who tricked him to eat from the forbidden tree? Shaytan
  4. What did Allah (swt) do to Adam (as) and Hawa? Forgive them and send them to Earth
  5. After some generations, Prophet Idris (as) was born. He was the first to? Write
  6. Then came Prophet Nuh (as). What did he build? An ark
  7. What was the first thing Prophet Nuh (as) did when he reached land again? Pray to Allah
  8. What were the people in Ad during the time of prophet Hud (as) famous for? Building big , strong houses
  9. What happened to them? Allah (swt) sent a storm to destroy their houses and the non believers.
  10. What did the people of Thammud ask prophet Saleh (as) to do? Turn a rock into a pregnant she camel
  11. What did the prophet Ibrahim (as) do to the idols? He destroyed all of them except one. He placed an axe next to that idol and when people asked him if he destroyed the others, he told them to ask the idol with the axe.
  12. What did the idol worshipers do to prophet Ibrahim (as) and did it work? They threw him into a fire. But Allah (swt) protected him and he did jot get burned.
  13. What are the two hills and the watering hole called that are famous at the time Hajar (ra) and Ismail (as) when they were left in the dessert? Marwa, Safa, and Zamzam
  14. What did Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) build together? The Kabaa
  15. Where did the special corner stone of the Kabaa come from? Heaven
  16. What did prophet Yacoub(as) dream about? Angels going up and down stairs from Heaven to Earth.
  17. What is the place called today that he had the dream? Jerusalem

Story:

Prophet Yusuf (as) was the son of Yacoub (as). Yusuf(as) had 12 older brothers and he was Yacoub’s(as) favorite. His other brothers were jealous of him because of it. The brothers asked their father to take Yusuf(as) along with them to tend the sheep. Yacoub(as) refused at first, but finally agreed. The brothers had evil intentions and found a well and pushed Yusuf(as) into it. Yusuf(as) was very scared in the dark well. Allah(swt) spoke to him and told him to not be scared and he will be saved. The brothers went back to their father and told him that a fox ate Yusuf (as). Yacoub (as) did not believe them. Yacoub(as) was very sad that his Yusuf(as) was lost and alone. He kept praying to Allah(swt) to protect him. Back at the well, a group of travelers came and dropped a bucket to get some water. Yusuf(as) quickly climbed into the bucket so that he can get out. The men saw him and took him with them to Egypt.

Craft:

Print the yusuf well craft and color. then cut and paste together. 

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Prophet Series- Yusuf (as) Part 2

Follow up questions:

  1. Who was the first prophet and first man on Earth? Adam (as)
  2. While Adam (as) was in paradise with his wife Hawa, what was he not allowed to do? Eat the fruit from one tree
  3. Who tricked him to eat from the forbidden tree? Shaytan
  4. What did Allah (swt) do to Adam (as) and Hawa? Forgive them and send them to Earth
  5. After some generations, Prophet Idris (as) was born. He was the first to? Write
  6. Then came Prophet Nuh (as). What did he build? An ark
  7. What was the first thing Prophet Nuh (as) did when he reached land again? Pray to Allah
  8. What were the people in Ad during the time of prophet Hud (as) famous for? Building big , strong houses
  9. What happened to them? Allah (swt) sent a storm to destroy their houses and the non believers.
  10. What did the people of Thammud ask prophet Saleh (as) to do? Turn a rock into a pregnant she camel
  11. What did the prophet Ibrahim (as) do to the idols? He destroyed all of them except one. He placed an axe next to that idol and when people asked him if he destroyed the others, he told them to ask the idol with the axe.
  12. What did the idol worshipers do to prophet Ibrahim (as) and did it work? They threw him into a fire. But Allah (swt) protected him and he did jot get burned.
  13. What are the two hills and the watering hole called that are famous at the time Hajar (ra) and Ismail (as) when they were left in the dessert? Marwa, Safa, and Zamzam
  14. What did Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) build together? The Kabaa
  15. Where did the special corner stone of the he Kabaa come from? Heaven
  16. What did prophet Yacoub(as) dream about? Angels going up and down stairs from Heaven to Earth.
  17. What is the place called today that he had the dream? Jerusalem
  18. Where did Yusuf’s (as) brothers throw him? Into a well

Story:

Yusuf (as) was then taken to a palace where he grew up. He was a very honest man and everyone trusted him. One day the wife of the king lied about Yusuf (as) and he was put into prison. In prison, Allah(swt) gave him a gift; The gift to interpret dreams. People and the soldiers guarding the prison would come to him and tell him their dreams. Yusuf (as) would tell them what it means. 

One day the king had a dream, He was at the river and he saw that the water was drying up showing the fish dying and then 7 fat cows came out from the river followed by 7 skinny cows. Then he saw the skinny cows eat the fat cows. Then there was 7 ears of corn growing near the river. Then they disappeared. The king woke up and was scared. He called all his other leaders to interpret this dream. No one could.

Suddenly, one of the people who were in prison before remembered Yusuf (as) was in prison and that he can interpret the dream. He told the king and the king asked for Yusuf (as) to be brought to him. Yusuf (as) came and he interpreted the dream as, 7 year of great harvest followed by 7 years of no food or water. The king was happy with his interpretation and said he is free and put him in charge of all the harvest. The prophet made sure to save a lot of the harvest and water for 7 years so they would have food for the 7 years of none. When the 7 years of famine came, Egypt was fine because they had a lot of food saved up. The neighboring countries were not okay. Yusuf (as) asked the king to share some of their saved food with the countries near for a small price. The king agreed. Yacub (as) , Yusuf’s father, also had no food and he heard of food being given in Egypt, so he sent his sons to go get them some food.  The brothers traveled many days. When they got to Egypt, Yusuf(as) knew who they were. They did not know this was Yusuf(as) . Yusuf (as) told them who he was and they told their father. Yacoub (as) was so happy to be reunited with his son Yusuf (as) .

Craft:

Color the yusuf corn  and Yusuf cows sheets. Then cut and paste on a colored paper.

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Sheikh Bamba Storytime

Ahmadu Bamba was a prolific writer, scholar, and leader of a non-violent resistance movement in his homeland of Senegal. His core teaching was deep faith and service to humanity, and through this lens, he changed his society. This is a man who spent over three decades in exile and under house arrest. Yet he harbored no ill will towards his aggressors. He built people, he left teaching poems that are recited and sung across the world, to this very day.

We used this wonderful coloring book as our read aloud story. We followed by using fabric pens to decorate our own satchels (from Hobby Lobby for $1.99), like sheikh Bamaba use to carry his Quran and writings in.

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Prophet Series- Prophet Yacoub (as)

Follow up questions:

  1. Who was the first prophet and first man on Earth? Adam (as)
  2. While Adam (as) was in paradise with his wife Hawa, what was he not allowed to do? Eat the fruit from one tree
  3. Who tricked him to eat from the forbidden tree? Shaytan
  4. What did Allah (swt) do to Adam (as) and Hawa? Forgive them and send them to Earth
  5. After some generations, Prophet Idris (as) was born. He was the first to? Write
  6. Then came Prophet Nuh (as). What did he build? An ark
  7. What was the first thing Prophet Nuh (as) did when he reached land again? Pray to Allah
  8. What were the people in Ad during the time of prophet Hud (as) famous for? Building big , strong houses
  9. What happened to them? Allah (swt) sent a storm to destroy their houses and the non believers.
  10. What did the people of Thammud ask prophet Saleh (as) to do? Turn a rock into a pregnant she camel
  11. What did the prophet Ibrahim (as) do to the idols? He destroyed all of them except one. He placed an axe next to that idol and when people asked him if he destroyed the others, he told them to ask the idol with the axe.
  12. What did the idol worshipers do to prophet Ibrahim (as) and did it work? They threw him into a fire. But Allah (swt) protected him and he did jot get burned.
  13. What are the two hills and the watering hole called that are famous at the time Hajar (ra) and Ismail (as) when they were left in the dessert? Marwa, Safa, and Zamzam
  14. What did Ibrahim (as) and Ismail (as) build together? The Kabaa
  15. Where did the special corner stone of the Kabaa come from? Heaven

Story:
Ishaq (as) was the other son of Ibrahim(as). He got married and had twins. He named them Yacoub(as) and Esau. Esau grew up to be a strong man and a good hunter. Yacoub(as) was a smart man. The two brothers always fought. Ibrahim(as) got older and could not see well. One day Ibrahim(as) asked Esau to go and bring some sheep to eat for dinner. Esau left to bring them. Before he could get back Yacoub(as) came home with sheep and he ate with his father. An hour later, Easu returned with the sheep meat and saw that his father already ate. Esau was so angry he wanted to hurt his brother. His brother was scared because Esau was a very big strong guy. So Esau left his home and headed to a city named Haran. On the way, the desert was very hot and he was very tired from travelling for many days. He decided to rest. He took a stone and slept on it. He had a dream. The dream was a ladder from heaven to Earth and the angels were going up and down them. He realized that this place was a special place for Allah(swt). So when he woke up, he decided to build a mosque there and called it Jerselum.
Craft:
Use construction paper to recreate the scene of Yacoub (as) dream.

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Prophet Series- Ismail (as) Part 1

Follow up to the last story by asking these questions:

  1. Who was the first prophet and first man on Earth? Adam (as)
  2. While Adam (as) was in paradise with his wife Hawa, what was he not allowed to do? Eat the fruit from one tree
  3. Who tricked him to eat from the forbidden tree? Shaytan
  4. What did Allah (swt) do to Adam (as) and Hawa? Forgive them and send them to Earth
  5. After some generations, Prophet Idris (as) was born. He was the first to? Write
  6. Then came Prophet Nuh (as). What did he build? An ark
  7. What was the first thing Prophet Nuh (as) did when he reached land again? Pray to Allah
  8. What were the people in Ad during the time of prophet Hud (as) famous for? Building big , strong houses
  9. What happened to them? Allah (swt) sent a storm to destroy their houses and the non believers.
  10. What did the people of Thammud ask prophet Saleh (as) to do? Turn a rock into a pregnant she camel
  11. What did the prophet Ibrahim (as) do to the idols? He destroyed all of them except one. He placed an axe next to that idol and when people asked him if he destroyed the others, he told them to ask the idol with the axe.
  12. What did the idol worshippers do to prophet Ibrahim (as) and did it work? They threw him into a fire. But Allah (swt) protected him and he did jot get burned.

Story:

Ibrahim(as) married a woman named Hajar(ra) who later had a baby name Ismail (as). Allah(swt) commanded Ibrahim(as) to take Hajar(ra) and her baby, Ismail(as), and leave them in the dessert. He was sad to do this, but Allah(swt) knows best. He asked Allah(swt) to give them enough food and water. Hajar(ra) and Ismail(as) ate all the food and drank all the water they had and started to panic. Hajar(ra) layed lsmail(as) on the ground and started to climb a small hill named Marwa to look for water or travellers. Then she ran to another hill called Safa to look again for water or travellers. But she could not find anything or anybody. She ran back and forth between the hills 7 times. She got very tired and went and sat next to Ismail(as). Then she saw an angel who dug a hole and some water started to come out next to Ismail’s feet. This water is is called Zamzam. She and Ismail (as) drank from it and used to to start growing food. Some people were traveling in the desert and saw the Zamzam water and asked if they could stay there. Hajar (rs) and Ismail (as) accepted the travelers and soon a whole town was built around the Zamzam watering hole.

Craft:

Use various textured papers to make the two hills, Marwa and Safa and a watering hole, Zamzam. We used a brown paper bag and a cupcake liner.