The khamsa is a symbol of good luck from Morocco, Africa. This good luck hand has been used as an amulet in northern Africa for centuries. It is often made from precious metal, like silver. You can make this simple version out of paper or aluminum foil. Khamsa means “five” in Arabic.
- Construction paper (optional: aluminum foil)
- Crayons, markers, or paint
- Optional – Sequins
- Optional – Glitter and glitter glue
Decorate the hand with crayons, markers, glitter, glitter glue, glued on sequins, and/or bits of cut-up aluminum foil.