[K-12 Learners] CultureFest: Making Mehendi Designs

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Bring your natural curiosity and craftiness into FREE live learning sessions by Penn Museum educators! Join these 30-minute sessions—perfect for elementary to middle school kids—to dig deeper into world cultures, archaeology, or anthropology with demonstrations of hands-on projects you can try at home!

Mehendi is a popular form of body art that has been in practice since ancient times in the South Asian region. Learn how leaves from the henna plant are ground into a powder, then mixed into a paste. The henna paste is used to stain the skin with intricate designs to celebrate special events and ceremonies. Discover more about the meaning of Mehendi by drawing along to make your own designs.

Free to Registered Guests: Register HERE.