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Here’s an intriguing craft idea that’s sure to captivate girls’ creativity – The Handprint henna Craft.
This craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it is a great way to introduce them to the world of Henna art or Mehandi.
Whether you’re celebrating Diwali or Eid, this craft makes a delightful addition to your festivities!
Not only is crafting these Handprint Henna creations loads of fun, but it’s also an educational way to explore and appreciate different cultures. Join me as I guide you through creating your very own Handprint Henna craft in just a few minutes!
What is Henna Art?
Henna art is a type of body art that uses a natural dye to create beautiful designs on the skin. The dye is made from the leaves of the henna plant, and it is safe for kids to use.
Henna art is often used for special occasions, such as weddings and festivals.
Here are some facts about Henna:
- Henna is a plant that grows in hot countries.
- The leaves of the henna plant are dried and ground into a powder.
- The powder is mixed with water to create a paste.
- The paste is applied to the skin using a cone.
- The paste is left to dry for several hours.
- Once the paste is dry, it is peeled off, revealing a beautiful orange or brown design on the skin.
- Henna designs can be simple or complex. They can be geometric patterns, flowers, animals, or anything else you can imagine.
- Henna art is a fun and creative way for kids to decorate their bodies.
In Hindu tradition, adorning hands and feet with exquisite designs during festivals and weddings is a cherished practice.
Likewise, in certain countries, delightful henna “mehndi” patterns grace hands during celebrations like Eid.
Things you need to make this Henna Handprint Craft
- Brown Craft Paper
- Red Felt tip pen
Directions to make the Henna Handprint Craft
To get started, ask your child to trace their hand on a piece of brown craft paper or any paper that matches their skin colour.
Next, carefully cut out the hand shape.
Now, let your child’s imagination run wild as they use a red felt-tip pen to decorate the hand shape. Of course, they can use any colours they like and create any design that inspires them.
While you can also use a red glitter pen, in my opinion, younger kids find felt-tip pens to be the best choice. They help create bold designs and are perfect for kids to finish quickly!
To ignite their creativity, consider searching for henna designs on the internet, providing them with some inspiration.
Kids will enjoy adding intricate details and repetitive patterns to their handprint henna craft.
Once they’re done, they can proudly display their creation anywhere they choose.
This cool and easy craft is mess-free, requires just a few supplies, and allows kids to express their artistic flair while experiencing a sense of calm and mindfulness.
- You can use different colours of paper and felt-tip pens to create different looks.
- You can also add glitter, sequins, or other embellishments to your child’s handprint henna craft.
- You can also use this craft to create henna footprints. Simply have your child trace their foot instead of their hand.
- For a more realistic henna look, you can use brown or dark red felt tip pens instead of black felt tip pens.
No matter how you choose to use it, the handprint henna craft is a fun and creative way for kids to learn about henna art and express their creativity.
So, gather your craft paper and let the henna art adventure begin!
For more Diwali ideas for kids, be sure to explore our collection of Diwali crafts and activities.
More Handprint ideas for kids
Kids love handprint crafts! Here are some more ideas for you!
Handprint Halloween Craft: A delightful method to craft eerie decorations for Halloween by incorporating handprints.
Handprint Grill Card: Ideal for Father’s Day or any occasion throughout the year to give to Dad.
Handprint Flower Card: The ultimate Handprint Card for honouring mothers, or adapting the concept to surprise teachers and grandmothers. Customize the text accordingly!
Handprint Peacock Craft: Interested in crafting a playful bird? Explore this Peacock Craft featuring handprints.