March 21, 2011


We talked of India, the ancient art of mehndi, and henna
And the children decided to do their own hand art.

They traced their own hands and set to work creating their own unique designs with colored pencils.

Each design is unique, like each of the children.
                      happy day!


oldgreymare said...

DD and I once did the mendhi. I loved it!


W-S Wanderings said...

The children and I have hennaed our hands before,though with little success. What a clever alternative this is! Not nearly as messy :-)

Alyson said...

I have had henna done before and I plan to get my pregnant belly done in the next couple months.

I love the idea of letting the kids do they own mendhi. I want to try this with my son.

Thank you!

-Alyson @

michelle and murph said...

very cool....Scout just did that on her real hands, water color markers :)

marcia said...

My almost 13 year old does henna on her hand and arm. She keeps reminding me we need to get more!

It's cool to do a design on paper first, then on oneself.

Ahh watercolor markers for little ones..great idea!

happy day!

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

These are very lovely!
Wishing you a happy day, and thank you for this post!

Rebekah said...

This is a great idea. Thanks to the wonderful Frannie for sending me here! I'll do this with my daughter for sure.
Your blog is lovely!

Luisa said...

That's beautiful. I haven't done henna on my kids either but I love this paper and pencil no mess that can be done anywhere.

jennysemon said...

It is nice to see your blog here.I just love to do hand art and it is one of my favorite hobbies.These all arts are looking very lovely.I liked them.Thanks for sharing.

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