The Making of a Diwali Mehendi
So, here is the backstory. As a kid, I would fiddle with mehendi cones that would sometimes come free with things, or I would cajole my mum to buy. They would go waste, resulting in some squiggles on newspapers, on bits of paper, on the floor and sometimes, by mistake, on hands. I even bought a mehendi designing guide, but all I did was look at it.
This Diwali, as part of the hamper sent in by my mum’s sister, was this little mehendi cone:
At once, unfinished plans of yore came to mind.I had to, HAD to put to use.
So the second step? Finding a suitable target with suitably low standards for mehendi excellence. Enter five year old cousin.
Step three, sitting with the cousin and brainstorming over a potential design. After much thought and brilliance, we came up with the path breaking Mickey Mouse Mehendi Design:
Step four, the excruciating wait for the mehendi to dry.
A quick tour of the local Diwali market while we were at it:
…and we’re back to work.Scrape it off, don’t let water touch it [why?] and AAAAAH!
The kid was happy. She made do the other hand and the back of both as well. Happy Diwali, everyone. :)