At the end of the year, the third graders traveled to India in the art room to learn about the tradition of henna. The students discussed how in India, henna designs are applied to the hands during special occasions like weddings. Students viewed examples and learned that while the designs are beautiful, they are also often meaningful. Using this knowledge, students came up with various designs and symbols to represent themselves. Then, the students used these symbols to create beautiful henna hand designs. As a final step, students used paint to add color around their hands. Beautiful!