Monday, March 29, 2010

Teen Henna Painting (Mehndi)

Barth Room/Patio
May 14th at 3:30 p.m.

Ah, May—the weather is getting warmer and sleeves are getting shorter-- time to show off beautiful henna designs! The Crowell Public Library presents an opportunity for San Gabriel valley teens ages 12-18 to learn the art of mendhi on May 14th at 3:30pm.

Mehndi is the process of painting intricate patterns on the skin with henna paste. The designs are traditionally on the hands and feet, although these designs can also be applied on arms and legs. Henna paste is all-natural and non-toxic. The designs can last between three days and 2 weeks; they are never permanent.

Teens will not only enjoy painting these designs, but they will also receive instruction on how to make home-made henna paste. A wide variety of designs can be created using henna—something as simple as a bracelet design or a mandala that covers your palms! Henna painting is a relaxing, creative experience you can enjoy with your friends. No experience is required and all supplies will be provided. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Crowell Public Library.