Do you remember as a kid when you were just obsessed with Mehandi designs on your hand? When there was a wedding in your relatives and the only thing you were excited about (besides yummy food) was getting your hands and feet dipped in beautiful Mehandi designs. Everything changes as we grow up but the only thing that remains constant is our love for mehndi. In any Indian house, women of all ages, whether it is your granny or your mother, your sisters, and aunts, love to experiment with various henna designs. While some love to have traditional designs, the girls of today’s age love to experiment with glitter henna, Arabic Mehandi design, white henna designs, minimalistic designs and henna tattoos on various unconventional parts of their body.
But this post is about the kids! Kids love this process too. And the reason for that is the awesome creativity this whole process has to offer. Kids are usually extremely intrigued and enthusiastic about new things. And Mehandi becomes the best option for them because it is durable and cheap, unlike jewelry, which can break off and is expensive. Besides, Mehandi can stand the test of time unlike the pen or a marker which is often used by them to paint their bodies. However, in the case of kids, the only trouble is that while putting henna on their tiny hands is a length process, they are very impatient and messy. They can not sit through such long hours of this process because they are ever so active. Due to this reason, it is always best to keep their design to the bare minimum. Although traditional motifs like the paisley, peacock, elephants, leaves, dot work and meshworks, etc, can be incorporated, but they do not have much space on their tiny hands to delve into elaborative designs.
Ideas for Kids Mehandi Design
Referring to other kinds of designs, you can also try and adorn their hands with their favorite cartoon characters because what would be more better for them? If you are good at drawing or sketching, this option is the best. It will hold their interest for much longer. In case of a more glamorous look, you can use glitter henna or add gemstones for a glittery effect. For serious occasions like weddings, it is always better to stick to the traditional mandalas and paisleys because it is considered auspicious too.
Henna has gained popularity amongst both young and adults because not only it has many variations, it cheap and organic too. Therefore, you will not have to worry about any kind of skin infection. The fact that henna tattoos do not require needles or harmful chemicals, henna is among the best option for kids and parents too.
Therefore, we have created a list of all kinds of Mehandi designs for kids and if you are on a lookout for beautiful designs for your tiny tots, your search must end here! Here is a list of 60+ playful Mehandi designs for your kids that both you and your kids will admire. Let’s delve into the discovery of the perfect design for you below.
1. Butterfly Design
Butterflies are popular among kids because of many reasons. They are colorful, vibrant and extremely playful. Besides, butterflies are a symbol of emancipation and a sense of peace and tranquility. They fly in their own space like a free bird, sitting and sucking nectar from flower to flower. You can make a butterfly pattern as shown in the picture above and add some flowery designs to it. A trail of leaves would also complement the design. You just have to be innovative with such designs to capture the attention of the kids.
2. Little Cartoon Character
Every kid is hung onto the one special cartoon character which is his or her favorite! And if you are good at art, making that favorite character would be a piece of cake for you! Cartoon characters have their own charm and I am sure that it would grab the attention of your kids immensely. He or she ould be proud of their very own cartoon design. The one shown above is a simple cartoon design and you can experiment with many others, for instance, anyone from Looney Tunes.
3. Shining Star Design
Nothing can be better than colors and glitters to grab the attention of your kid! This design in the pic is done with colorful and sparkly henna. Stars are a great design option because we have all learned in school about twinkle twinkle little stars. Adding something eye catchy is a superb way of making the kids like it.
4. Flowers and Chains
This design is not entirely kiddish. There are many traditional “adult” Mehandi patterns in this one. However, it has still kept to the bare minimum. The design comprises of meshwork and dot work along with a central floral design. You would notice that the designs are made in bold strokes rather than intricate ones because kids do not have that kind of patience. Moreover, kids are little balls of energy and they might just ruin the hours spent on a single design in a jiffy,
5. Bunch of Hearts
Now, hearts are super girly and it is also the most basic pattern. Kids love hearts! Hearts symbolize love and purity and kids draw it everywhere too. I like how the central part of the hand is covered with a mixture of small and big hearts, right from the simple ones to the ones having patterns. The fingers are covered with simple trail designs to balance out the monotony.
6. Peacock Mehandi Design
Children adore birds and animals and luckily, the peacock is considered an auspicious bird as far as any Indian occasion is concerned. I like how the peacock design is completed with a peacock feather too. All the elements are drawn in bold patterns and any delicacy is kept to a bare minimum. Yet, the design looks spectacularly symmetrical.
7. Glittering Peacock Design
Just like the design above, this design also has a peacock bird but whereas the design above was rather traditional, this design is more colorful and appealing to the kids. You can make any design with different colors and glittery henna designs that would instantly attract your kids and fill them with a lot of passion and joy. Besides a peacock, you can add more elements like your kid’s favorite flower or any other animal.
8. Flowers and Paisley
Flowers and paisleys are the most common design ideas and it is especially good for kids because they are usually done with bold strokes and are easy to draw. Arabic patterns are better than traditional Indian patterns because it involves a lot of gaps and spacing along with bolder strokes and hence is easy to draw for the kids. Putting henna on a child can be a challenging job but this design would be not so complicated.
9. Traditional Mehandi Design
This is a traditional Mehandi design that would look good on anyone from a kid to an adult. This design could have been simplified a bit more but if your child is patient enough to sit through the tedious session, this design will look pretty charming. A design like this would also make them feel a bit grown up and would definitely boost up their confidence. This design is simple and yet elegant for your kid to carry.
10. Flower Jewelry Design
This kind of Mehandi solves two purposes. First of all, it is not too complicated. Second, it is an ornamental design, and with a design like this, you would not need any kind of jewelry. It is simple too as it does not cover the whole hand. The swirly and beautiful patterns would look pretty attractive to your kid as well.
11. Chakra Design
Chakra or mandala is a circular design that has immense significance in Indian culture. It denotes a complete cycle of life and death or reincarnation. It follows the strategy of- what goes around comes around. It is super auspicious for Indians too. Looking from the kids’ point of view, this chakra design would instantly attract your kid because they love different geometrical designs and moreover, it would look absolutely pretty on their little hands.
12. Star Sticker Design
This is more like a henna tattoo design rather than applying henna for a particular occasion. Children are always fascinated by different shapes and designs and the stars are something that transports them to another realm. This is mainly because we have all grown up listening to the stories of fairies and angels. This design comprises of starry patterns along with swirly dot work to add an extra zing.
13. Mandala Design For Kids
As told above, the mandala design is auspicious and at the same time, very easy to make too. This mandala design is super easy and does not cover the whole hand. It is quite clever how the tips of fingers are covered with henna simply. It is a minimalistic traditional pattern.
14. Dotted Henna Patterns
These teeny tiny dots together form the most beautiful designs which are also adorable for your little ones. The dots come together to form flower patterns.
15. Flowery Trail for Kids
There might not be a single kid who does not love a flowery trail. A single trail done in Arabic style would be perfect for your kid because of the bold patterns and easy design.
16. Elaborated Flower Design
Once again, this design is done in Arabic style but there are two trails instead of one that merges into a single design at the wrist. The floral theme is well suited for little girls. I like how the three remaining fingers have not been left plain.
17. Glittery Heart Design
It looks like quite an elaborate design for these tiny hands. However, the glittery effect does attract little children! These are two amazing things printed in a single design, the hearts, and glitter.
18. Simplistic Floral Pattern
This is evidently an uber-simple design because it basically has no intricate patterns. The flowers are done with super bold patterns and this requires not much of time. The floral pattern in the pic looks very elegant.
19. Peacock Design
This is a full-fledged peacock design with his tail accentuated into different patterns. The peacock has many floral and circular patterns inside which gives it a different look. These patterns are quite simple because working with kids needs a lot of patience. The design in the picture is a single bird covering half the hand and the fingers have been kept bare.
20. Ethnic Paisley Design
This is an Arabic Mehandi design and consists of simple paisleys, flowers and leaves patterns with circular curves and dot works. It is quite a basic design but wonderful for kids.
21. Little Flower Design
This design is suitable for a hand as tiny as this one or for someone who is looking for something small. It is a single flower pattern that is not overdone in any way. It is not complicated to make and does not contain any intricate patterns.
23. Minimalistic Flower Design
Simple Arabic design with bold stokes looks amazing. It is easy and the flowers make it look quite elegant. The leaves add to the natural theme of it.
24. Half Hand Design
This is not a complicated design as the intricate pattern is only confined to one half of the hand. The other half is done with simple lines and dots patterns. You can also opt for these kinds of designs if your kid is a little confused about multiple design ideas. Both the halves can be decorated with different patterns in this case.
25. Ornamental Henna
This design done with flowers and a V-Shaped dome gives that ornamental vibes which mean that you won’t be needing your fancy jewelry. The pattern is quite elegant and the wrist design may also resemble a lacework.
26. Full Hand Henna Design
If you think your kid can go through a long hour of getting a full-fledged Indian traditional design, then you can opt for this pattern on your hand. Although this design covered the full hand completely, it comprises of many basic and easy patterns that won’t be too hard to make.
27. Tree Design
This swirly tree is extremely pretty and looks a bit cartoonish as if it has enlivened itself straight out of a fairy tale! Are there any more reasons for it to be a favorite among children? It is both elaborative, easy and looks pretty.
28. Starry Butterfly Henna Design
Seems like this butterfly is rather an angel who is leaving trails of glimmering stars. The design is perfect for children as it is a mix of nature and fantasy. It can be easily made more glamorous with the addition of glitters.
29. Cute Owl Design
The old wise owl looks very sophisticated here. The design has a whole scene where the old is sitting on a branch with leaves and flowers in full bloom. You may also notice that the dot patterns also fill the gaps well.
30. Bumble Bee Henna Design for Kids
This tiny bumblebee is super adorable and you might have seen many cartoons with cute yellow bumblebees in it. It is perfect for kids who like such adorable creatures! I like how the bumblebee is resting on this beautiful flower, leaving a trail behind her. It is such a cute design or your little one.
31. Hand Full of Flowers
This design is all about kids’ favorite, that is, the flowers! Aside from the big flower pieces, you may notice the dotted flowers that also resemble stars. Isn’t this such a clever way to have two designs in one go?
32. Cat Paw Design
Kids adore animals and especially the ones who they can pet. I think cat imprints are super adorable and kids find it fascinating too. It is even better if you own a cat! Such designs are super easy and make the kids joyful!
33. Mickey Mouse Design
This is an Indianized version of mickey Mehandi design. The cartoon character is imbibed into the Arabic Mehandi trail which looks super trendy. This design is best of both worlds, it provides a hint of traditionalism along with the kids’ favorite cartoon character.
34. Unicorn Design
All the girls are crazy for unicorns, even when they grow up too! So there’s no better design to make her super happy. She will love her design.
35. Superman Logo Design
This design is for both boys and girls. They can also get some other superhero which might be their favorite. Additionally, they can also add other elements in this design that would remind them of their heroes.
36. Flower Pattern on Feet
These little flower patterns look super impressive. It is a minimalistic design but looks super chic and is also made very neatly. Such precision with kids is a difficult task.
37. Flowery Feet
This is a simple flower design in the middle of the feet. I like how the little toes have been shaded to add to the central design. This design, therefore, does not look that crowded or either very minimal.
38. Full Feet Design
This full feet design is a hard task for both the child and the artist. However, it looks pretty great with a heavy floral motif. The mesh design in between the trail of flowers looks beautiful too.
39. Flowery Vines Henna Design
This design is a trail design like in Arabic mehandi style. It comprises of two central flowers and the rest is the dot work and leaves. It is simple and unique and you must try it once for your child.
40. Spongebob Themed Flower
So there is no child who does not like Spongebob Squarepants and so we have tried to incorporate him in this traditional henna design pattern. His face is quite nicely evident in this flower.
41. Flower and Leaf Theme
This is a basic design that consists of flowers and leaves along with wwirly patterns. It is easy and hence the best option for kids who are looking for some exclusive occasion. The fingers have been left bare but you can totally think of something if you’d like so.
42. Arabic Flower Design
Flowers look amazing in any case and in any Mehandi design pattern. This huge flower in this middle looks quite feminine. For kids, one must delve into much detailing or intricacies and I admire how this design has been left to a bare minimum, that is, only the outline. The rest of the hand is covered with a leafy trail.
43. Swirly Flower Pattern
These swirly patterns are great for children as it is simple and different elements combine to form great designs.
44. Intricate Arabic Flower Design
This design has a lot of elements like swirls, curls, dot work, meshwork, pearls and the central design of the peacock. It is definitely an elaborate design and would require a lot of patience and skills. The good part, however, is that the design is limited mostly to outlines rather than filling in the gaps.
45. Arabic Flower Trail
This Arabic desing is a bit distinct from other Arabic designs because it does not begin from the index finger. Rather, it begins from the pinky finger. It is really easy as you just have to add some floral designs along with few leaves and swirly patterns. Dots work the best if you want to cover the gaps and they are super easy to work with.
46. A Feel-Good Smiley
Kids love to smile and they love funny things. I guess smileys are one of them. I love how each elemnt has a smiley right in the middle. The centermost pattern is actually a flower with the smileys added to them. Similarly, the wrist band consists of smileys. I like how the tip of the fingers are supposed to be the simplest of them all and yet a little smiley is added. It is a very unusual design, I must say.
47. Koi Fish Henna Design
A Koi fish in Japanse culture stands for good luck and a blessed fortune. But most importantly, kids love animals and who wouldn’t wanna have a fluttering fish on their body? The fins of the fish are flowy and beautiful. It is attractive. You can add some glitters of colors to enhance the look of the design too.
48. Lotus Creeper Design
The design is done with the lotus as the central motif. There are many more elements added to this design like the creepers, the leafy trails, and dot work. All of these elements are put together to form a beautiful one.
49. Edgy Mehandi Design
This design has a lot of curves that are more unusual than ever. It almost looks like an accessory or a piece of jewelry because of the intricate design. This design, just like any other design, has a floral theme with prominent work done. It makes a great design for kids for any occasion.
50. Semi-Circular Mehandi Design
This design is composed of different elements like a dome and a v-shaped structure starting from the wrist. It also contains a peacock pattern on the wrist along with few paisleys, flowers, and different lines. The peacock design can also be seen on the hand which enhances the beauty of it.
51. Modern Mehandi Design
This kid gotta be some fashionista to endure such a design. This design is intricate and looks super modern and stylish that even the moms would wanna have one for themselves. It looks super elegant with all those beautiful patterns of the central chakra. I love the work on the fingers that look absolutely gorgeous. It is almost like a cherry on the cake.
52. Half Flower Glitter Mehandi Designs
This flower Mehandi design is very basic but the beauty of it has been enhanced only by adding the glimmering effect. I think the glitter henna has enhanced the look by several notches. Besides it, the flower is pretty basic along with the finger design which is nothing but few lines and some dot work.
53. Outline Henna Designs for Kids
Your child would love this overtly simple henna design which comprises some creepers that extend to the whole hand and the outline of the flower. Even though it is super easy, it still covers the whole hand and gives a rich look. You must not add patterns to fill in the gaps because then the Mehandi will look overcrowded.
54. Simple Bold Patterns
This pattern might look pretty fulfilling but it is done with most simple patterns. It really only comprises of some circular patterns which combine to form flowers. It is done in a basic Arabic Mehandi style and therefore, looks pretty stylish. Such designs are simple and for sure will attract your kids. You probably wouldn’t need any other pattern to add to this design.
55. Name Henna Tattoo
It will always be intriguing to your little ones to see their own names inscribed inside their henna design. They will feel proud of their designs for sure. The growing trend of tattoos must have struck your kids by now and Mehandi tattoo design is a great alternative because it is purely organic and it would work just as fine. Since it is not permanent, you can change your designs as per your mood and occasion.
56. Contemporary Henna Design
This design is a combination of bold and intricate patterns that look super cute and elegant when worn on some traditional Indian occasion. You do not really require many patterns to fill your hands and yet it will look amazing. The highlight of this pattern is the bold rose that is made on the wrist. This is a half hand pattern and I like how the wearer has decided to go with two different patterns.
57. Giraffe Henna Tattoo
This giraffe is very cartoonish to look at and looks super cute. I like how the giraffe’s legs cover four of the child’s fingers. It is pretty funny. If a giraffe is your child’s favorite animal then I see no reason why he or she should not pursue such a design for their hands. A great relief from the typical floral patterns.
58. Flowers and Dots
This design is super easy as it mostly comprises of flowers and swirly patterns. The design also contains dot work, which is the easiest thing that you can do to fill in the gaps.
59. Curvy Stripes
This design is simple and elegant for kids to wear on any occasion. The half flower is accommodated with four leafy trails that cover the rest of the hand. The thick strip is also great for giving the design a little dimension. The patterns inside it are super easy to make. It is a perfect combination of traditional and contemporary.
60. Just A Glittery Flower
The flower design is great with small leaves going towards the index finger. This design is so likable because of the glittery effect that has been added to it. Floral designs are best for kids as they are not only easy to make but remain trendy for any occasion.
61. Designs Using Circle and Dots
This design only comprises of swirly circular patterns and dot work. Few other designs like the paisleys and a bit of flower work have been added towards the tip of the fingers. The principal design is circular although. It seems like a perfect design for typical Indian festivals.
Some More Tips and Bits of Advice Related To Kids’ Henna Designs:
- Do use the trusted brand for henna designs on your kids’ skin. Make sure it is organic and free of chemicals.
- It is better to let the kids have simpler designs because elaborative designs often tend to be tedious for the kids as they have to sit for longer periods.
- You must allow your kids to select the design for themselves because they might get bored too quickly.
- It is important to do a patch test on their skin to see if the product suits their skin type.
- It is best to get only their hands painted as it might restrict their movement for a while.
Getting a henna design is not something that kids must be restricted to. However, they must be allowed to choose a simpler pattern instead of the more complicated ones. Their designs must be easy and elegant as they do not require to cover the whole of their hands. Just make sure to test the product before applying it to your kid as they usually have sensitive skin.