Trace around your hands to imitate the look of intricate henna designs on paper. These traditional, temporary tattoos are used to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Hindu weddings, and other auspicious occasions.
Ancient Egyptians decorated mummies with henna. Over time, the tradition for celebrating auspicious occasions with beautiful henna body art spread through Africa, India, and Arabic countries. Henna-decorated hands now are common around the world when people celebrate events such as Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan. Find out more about this ancient tradition, and then show what you’ve learned with henna hand designs on paper.
Trace around your hands, spread apart, on construction paper with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Between them, draw a Muslim girl, Hindu bride, or other female celebrating a special occasion. Color her skin with Crayola Multicultural Markers. Color her clothing (traditional or contemporary) with your colored pencils.
Use a brown or red Crayola Fine Line Marker and your imagination to create henna-like designs on the hands. Make the art intricate and delicate. Write or present a description of the event that is being celebrated and the meaning of the symbols.
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