Good luck! Create a Moroccan good luck hand or Khamsa using Crayola® markers in fun, new ways.
Khamsa’s are hand-shaped good luck charms. They originated in Morocco and have spread across a number of neighboring cultures. The word "khamsa" means five in Arabic, and refers to the five fingers in a hand.
Khamsas are typically made of metal and may incorporate intricate designs and precious stones or gems. Look at pictures of khamsa jewelry and art. What images are commonly incorporated?
Create a khamsa by tracing your hand with the fingers slightly spread apart on a piece of construction paper. Use scissors to cut out the hand shape.
Use a colored pencil to lightly sketch a design on the hand. Be sure your design incorporates some traditional shapes and patterns.
Use a marker to trace over the design. Add interest to your project by using thick and thin marker lines. Make thick lines by drawing with the side of the marker and thin lines by drawing with the tip. Create different effects by drawing squiggly, jagged,
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