Khamsa Hands a traditional North African amulet for good luck. Customarily, a khama (meaning 5 in Arabic) can be made of leather, brass or silver, and elaborately decorated with beads, coins, or pieces of coral.
Here's a fun way for kids to learn about music from different cultures. The thumb piano is a popular instrument throughout Africa. Experiment with the sound made by having the pins at different distances apart. Paint it your favorite colors and get playing!
Materials two balloons a round plastic container two elastic bands art supplies to decorate the drum (optional) piece of material for stuffing stick or tree branch measuring about ½ inch in diameter, and 12 inches long string or wool (optional) Instructions