Muslim Crafts

Henna Hands Greeting Cards

For some Muslim cultures, henna, or mehndi, is a big part of Eid celebrations. The night before Eid women and children get intricate henna designs on their hands so on Eid day their hands are stained with a fresh, dark espresso colour. If you’ve got a little one, make these henna hand greeting cards to engage her (or him!) in this age old Eid tradition with a North American twist. They’re great for handing out to family, friends or teachers – and for added fun, consider combining the cards with candy or treats.


  • Cardstock, various colours
  • Dark brown stamping pad
  • Floral vine or arabesque stamps
  • Alphabet stamps
  • Scissors
  • Pencil


  1. Place hand with fingers widespread on cardstock, trace with pencil and cut out using scissors.
  2. Add designs using floral or arabesque stamps and stamping pad.
  3. Use the alphabet stamps to write a greeting on either the front or back of the hand (depending on your design.)

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