Make some Mehndi handprints for Divali

This is a great craft idea to get the children ready to celebrate the festival of Divali. Simple to do, all you need is:

Making your Mehndi Handprints

  1. Pour different coloured paints onto paper plates, take a sheet of white card and let the children make clear handprints by either pressing their hands in the plates of paint or get them to paint their hands with a paintbrush.
  1. When the paint is dry, cut out around the handprints, leaving a border of approx. 1cm.
  1. Using books or the internet as a source of inspiration, show the children Mehndi patterns and get them to decorate their handprints using thin black felt-tip pens.
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