Art Project

Khamsa” in Arabic means “five”. In Morocco, it is a symbol of good luck and historically, was frequently worn as an amulet in northern Africa. Though those were made of metals (like silver), you can make your own, out of paper!

What you need:

  • Construction paper
  • Aluminum foil (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons, markers, paint, colored pencils
  • Glitter glue
  • String

What to do:

  1. On construction paper, trace the outline of your hand. Cut out this outline (if you would like to, cover this cut-out with aluminum foil) and secure with glue or tape on the back).
  2. Decorate it with crayons, markers, paint, or colored pencils. You can also make designs with glitter glue.
  3. Allow cut-out to dry for a few hours.
  4. Punch a hole at the bottom of the hand and put some string through it and tie a not so it looks like a necklace.
  5. You can wear your Khamsa as a necklace or hang it up in your room!

Idea from: Enchanted Learning. Image courtesy of Idea go/

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