Oh the school auction projects are starting. This year our auction is in November, but I like to get a head start so that I'm not super stressed the week of!
This year my 2nd graders are making "Mehndi" inspired hand designs. I'm going to put them into a radial design on a framed wooden board. The "hands" were a big hit last year, but I realized tying this into a historical and cultural standard would be fabulous.
Day One: We talked about "Mehndi", the application of henna as a temporary form of skin decoration in India
, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. We looked at several photos of henna tattoos and talked about how Hindu brides decorate their hands and feet with henna for special celebrations like weddings.
|First they traced their hand, outlined with black sharpie and added their henna tattoos.|
Next we will paint with a watercolor wash and then they'll cut them out and place on the board. I'll attach more photos as the project develops.
And here's the completed auction projects!