Last Saturday at the library we had a full house for henna workshop provided by Samreen Junaid. The boys and girls experienced the great fun of decorating picture frames with an ancient natural, non-toxic henna dye from the mignonette or henna tree. To make henna, the leaves of the tree or shrub are crushed and mixed with a mild acid such as lemon or tea to create a paste which is applied using a small, cone-shaped bag.
After showing the kids how to decorate with henna, Samreen treated them all to a beautiful body art henna designs on their hands. The girls got flowers and the boys dragons which they absolutely loved.
A local reporter also was treated to a beautiful temporary tattoo design on her hand as was I...all prettied up for the AIRdirondack Art Gala that evening. Thank you so very much Samreen. You are such a special lady.
And a special thank you to Creative Airdrie and ARTember for the materials in support of another fantastic Airdrie Public Library Junior Artist workshop.