Kwanzaa Hamsa Craft
Make a Good Luck Hand for Kwanzaa.
- Aluminum pie pan
- Fine sand paper
- Hole puncher
- Embellishments:Sequins, glitter, faux jewels, beads, googly eyes
- Ribbon:In Kwanzaa colors—black, red or green
- A permanent marker:Sharpies work great.
- Trace your kid's hand on the aluminum pie pan and help her cut it out.
- Help her smooth any rough edges with the sand paper.
- With a black permanent marker, help her draw a big eye on the palm of the hand to make it look like an authentic Hamsa. Or, you can put a googly eye there.
- Then invite her to decorate her Hamsa by gluing on beads, glitter, jewels and sequins, etc. Use only red, black and green to give it that je ne c'est Kwanzaa.
- Let it dry.
- Poke a hole in the top with a hole puncher and help her tie a ribbon through it to create a hanging loop.
- Hang it up on the front door and watch the luck, power and strength roll in!
- Hamsa (or Khamsa) means "five" in Arabic.
- The colors of Kwanzaa are symbolic. The green represents Africa, "the land of hope," the black represents the color of the African race's skin and the red represents the blood shed by African ancestors. The "Good Luck Hand" is also part of Jewish tradition, and called the "Hand of Miriam."