Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Homeschool Art Lesson :: Henna

We had a blast with our henna art lesson! The kids loved it! I saved it for the end of the school day that way they would have something to look forward to -a very sneaky way of motivating my children to get their school done in a timely fashion. :) It was so much fun! They weren't very patient with the drying process, so theirs turned out a little lighter than mine. 
While it was drying it looked dark like this.

We sort of looked at the suggested designs as we went, but it was way more fun to doodle. I think we may do henna art on T-shirts next using paint or a bleach pen....maybe we need to take a trip to the thrift store for shirts today! I'm always down with any excuse to get to the thrift store! Reason number 4568 that homeschool rocks. What kind of projects are you guys working on? Share a link, or your blog post, we could always use fresh ideas! xo, Sam


Linda B said...

Try batik for t-shirts. You paint a design on a plain white t-shirt with melted parafin wax, then dip in in dye. When dry, place paper towels on top of the wax (inside and outside the shirt) and iron. The paper towels will absorb the melted wax.

little macaroon. said...

amazing - and with Divali/Deepavali coming up next month, you could go to town teaching them about Indian cultutre! My daughter and I went to Little India to see the lights and get matching henna tattoos last Deepavali. I can't wait to do it again this year.

Crafty Mama said...

Fantastic, I am off to buy a kit so we can try this!

what kate wore said...

@Linda....This idea is too gorgeous, Painting on White T shirts is really enjoyable thing!, A great honor to visit your website. This article was very informative to me !

MrsDG@TalesFromHomemadeHouse said...

I had Henna done on my hands at a fair this summer and I loved it...I thought it was particularly lovely to see such beautiful, intricate patterns whilst doing humdrum, everyday things like dishes or typing! :)

K-Sue said...

That is fascinating, and the results are really pretty.

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Playmobil Super Sets said...

That's really cute. It looks like you really spend so much time just to do finished it. We appreciate it so much.