Kids love art, glitter and drawing, particularly on their body. Quite often when they see an adult having a henna tattoo applied you can pretty much guarantee that they will want one of their own. There are some fantastic henna designs for kids so that they don?t feel left out!
There is a pretty good chance that any child will not want to sit for hours on end while they are getting a henna tattoo. It is best to keep the designs much more simple so that your child will not get impatient and give up half way through the process.
Flowers, swirls and polka dots are usually one of the more popular designs for kids, particularly the younger children. They are easy to draw, possible to do at home, and don?t take a long time to apply. Delicate butterflies are also another favorite for the little ones.
Henna designs for kids are becoming a really popular choice for birthday parties. Mehndi sleepovers, birthday parties and any other celebrations are a good time to either buy stencil kits, which are now widely available or, as some people have done, hire a professional to come in and glam up the kids. Either way there are plenty of options out there, depending on if you are brave enough to let the kids do it themselves or not.
It is extremely important to be sure children are not allergic to henna, as this can cause a reaction in some children. Most importantly of all NEVER use anything called black henna! Natural henna is a deep reddish brown and this is the only color that it comes in, and it is never black. ?Black henna? is a paste that contains PPD, which is an additive that is known to be extremely dangerous to the skin. There have been some real horror stories surrounding the use of this, so steer clear of it. This should never be considered for an adult, let alone a small child?s delicate skin.
There are not many kids, especially girls who don?t love lots of color, which is why mehndi with bling is now a popular choice. This can be anything from sparkles, crystals or lots of glitter which makes the artwork even more attractive for kids. It is something that they will love to show off to their friends and chances are that they will keep still during application as they begin to see their new artwork come to life.
When kids want to get a henna tattoo done, let them use their own ideas for designs and let their imaginations run wild. The whole thing is meant to be fun and who knows, you may end up with a great new design as well.