In the Indian subcontinent, and primarily in the Hindu tradition, rangoli is a folk art used to welcome an auspicious occasion. The name rangoli is derived from the Sanskrit word rangavalli, meaning “rows of color.”
Drawn at the threshold of the house or the courtyard or near the sacred Holy Basil plant, a rangoli is believed to keep evil and negative energy at bay, and so is considered a divine art.
Rangoli designs mostly comprise geometric shapes or that of flora and fauna. If your child is interested in this art, they can easily learn to make beautiful designs by connecting dots with lines and curves. Keep reading as we tell you some simple and easy rangoli designs for kids.
30 Easy Rangoli Designs For Kids
To create a rangoli, your child will need some colorful powders, stencils (optional), and some free open space or a board to create any of the following designs.
1. Flower and diya rangoli design
To make this rangoli design, your child can start by making a regular flower in the center and then add heart-shaped petals around it. Over the petals, add one more circle of round petals, and then some leaf-like shapes.
Diwali is a festival celebrated by lighting lanterns and diyas (oil lamps) around the house. If your child wishes to make this rangoli during Diwali, you can place some oil lamps around it to add to the design’s beauty.
2. Different flowers rangoli design
When you are short of colors, you can let your child try making a basic design like this one. If the design seems complicated for your little one, you can let them try tracing the design on dotted paper. Ask them to create small dots first and then connect them with lines and shapes.
3. Angry Birds rangoli design
If your child is into Angry Birds, they will love this rangoli. You can start by first creating a square within which you will be drawing the angry birds. Next, roughly create an outline for the three main angry birds. Once done, fill in the outline with their respective colors. Make the outline more compelling by adding black powder.
4. Emoji rangoli design
Are you looking for an extremely simple yet attractive rangoli design? Try the emoji design. It can be made effortlessly, and your child might even enjoy creating some of their favorite emojis. You can also write any message you want in the center or light a small lamp to add to your design.
5. Mickey Mouse rangoli design
For a Disney fan, Mickey Mouse is one of the most memorable characters. Making a Mickey Mouse rangoli may not be as difficult as it may seem. You can start by creating his ears, followed by his heart-shaped forehead and the rest of the face. If your child is confident enough, you can encourage them to create Mickey’s entire body. Fill in specific colors to make Mickey come alive.
6. Donald Duck rangoli design
If your child loves Donald Duck, then here is a cute Donald Duck rangoli. Start by creating a rough draft for your kid. Ask them to fill in colors so that Donald wears the shirt of their choice. Accentuate the outline and shadow lines with black powder. Do not worry if your drawing does not look accurate. Enjoy the process of creating a colorful rangoli with your child.
7. Dots rangoli design
Some rangoli designs seem extremely complicated but are actually easy to make, just like this one. All you need is a dotted paper, which will help you create the design with ease. You need to be cautious while connecting the dots to create the perfect design. At first, it may seem difficult, but with practice, the process will become easier.
8. Christmas rangoli design
You can welcome the birth of Christ with this pretty Christmas rangoli design. Create your Christmas tree, Santa, snowman, jingle bells, and everything Christmassy.
9. Santa Claus rangoli design
What if your house does not have a chimney to let Santa in? Tell your child not to be disheartened as this Santa rangoli at the door will help him locate your little one. Create Santa’s face, his thick white beard and red cap. You can also add a tiny red nose to Santa’s face to make him look even cuter.
10. Simple flower rangoli design
Here is a pretty, colorful flower with a freehand design. First, make the outline of the petals and fill it with different colors. Do you notice the thin lines on the petals? To create these lines, you can use a fork or a small fine-toothed comb.
11. Avengers rangoli design
Here is a rangoli design for an avid Avengers fan. Create the design on paper, a board, or wherever you please. You can decorate the symbol with colors of your choice and add some flowers and leaf rings around it to add to its beauty.
12. Peacock rangoli design
The beautiful peacock is often depicted in several art forms and is popular in rangoli designs too. Creating a peacock can be difficult, so your child can start with this simple design first. Begin by creating its head, followed by its body. You can fill the body with any design and color of your choice.
13. Simple birds rangoli design
Look at these sweet little birds on the branch of a tree. To make it easy for your child, you can trace the drawing on a piece of paper first and let your child use it as a reference for drawing. Mix the color with white powder to add lighter tones to the coloring. Use a Q-tip to clear out excess powder or correct mistakes.
14. Large peacock rangoli design
If your child wants to create a big yet simple rangoli, have a look at this stunning peacock design. It might take them a few tries before getting this one correct, but the end result will justify the efforts gone into making it. Add some colorful flowers to its belly, head, and shoulder, and your peacock will look as pretty as it can be.
15. Rose rangoli design
For this rangoli, begin by creating a simple rose in the center followed by roses encircling the main flower. You can go over the outlines of the design with white powder to accentuate the design. Use colors of your choice to fill in the flowers.
16. Geometric rangoli design
Does your child love geometric designs? If yes, this rangoli design might suit their taste. These quadrilaterals and curves look splendid with the right mix of colors. Outline the borders with white powder, and every shape will look distinct yet a part of the complete design.
17. Simple artistic rangoli design
Here is a simple and elegant design that your child can try making. A design like this can be created indoors as well as outdoors. You will need only a couple of colors to create this rangoli design. Accentuate the borders with a white powder after the rangoli is complete to make the design stand out.
18. Square rangoli design
When you are lost for design ideas, resort to a simple square with a message or a symbol drawn in it. Choose a color scheme of your choice and help your kiddo create their own masterpiece with a simple square and the right color combination. To save the design from looking bland, you can add some creative designs, such as dots or triangles, along the borders.
19. Minion rangoli design
Does your kid adore the yellow, cheerful Minions? If yes, why not create a Minion cartoon rangoli? If you are not sure how it might turn out, you can create a rough sketch with an erasable marker, and then start making your rangoli over it. Fill in colors suited to the characters, and your Minion is ready.
20. Unique diya rangoli design
Diya is a common design when creating rangoli for the festival of Diwali. But why make something regular when you can make it different from others? Here is a diya designed differently to look partly like a flower. Use color combinations to make your diya look colorful and unique.
21. Lord Ganesha rangoli design
We seek the blessing of Lord Ganesha before starting any work. Your child, too, can seek His blessings by creating a Ganesha rangoli. Here is a simple design you can create with just a few colors, one for the outline and the others for the filling.
22. Flower girl rangoli design
Once your child gets the hang of making simple rangolis and can make a freehand rangoli, you can help them create this beautiful flower girl design. Start by creating an outline with a white powder and fill it in with flower shapes and shades of your choice. Do not forget to draw a smile on the little girl’s face.
23. Intricate yet easy-to-make rangoli design
If you think your child is now ready to create some intricate designs, here is a complex-looking design that is relatively easy to make. It looks like a twig but also a flower. Fill in with colors of your choice, and then go over the outline with a white powder.
24. Border rangoli design
If your child is new to rangoli, they can start with border designs. This border design can be created along walls, entrances, or inside the house. It need not be too intricate, as a simple and colorful design can also help beautify your place.
25. Butterfly rangoli design
Butterfly rangolis are pretty and simple to draw. Create the rough outline of the butterfly with a basic white powder, fill the butterfly with colors, and then add minor detailing over it. You can accentuate the entire shape by going over the outline with white powder.
26. Elegant rangoli design
Welcome your guests at home with this simple yet elegant design. Help your child create this design by starting with the smallest circle before adding the petals around it. Then develop the design with layers of various shapes. Add beautiful petals and color them the way your child wishes.
27. Painting rangoli design
There is no limit to what you can create with a rangoli. Here is a painting-like rangoli your child can create with powder. The process is similar to that of painting. First, pick your canvas, and then fill it with colors. Use the fingers or a comb or fork to mix the colors to form a beautiful pattern.
28. Cute bird rangoli design
To make this design, your child might need practice. Let them take this up once they have mastered simpler designs. Use both dark and light colors to create the desired shades.
29. Simple dotted rangoli design
Freehand designs can seem intimidating for children, especially when trying rangoli for the first time. Let your child try this dotted design, which is simple to create and easy to follow. This flower and leaf design can add to the beauty of your festival.
30. Kite rangoli design
People like to celebrate Makar Sankranti by flying colorful kites. Here is a kite rangoli that your child can create to celebrate this auspicious festival. Start by drawing kites on the four sides. Fill it with the colors of your choice. You can also create a sun or a moon to indicate its flight in the sky.
Making rangoli is an art. If your child shows interest in it, encourage them by helping them practice as often as possible. You need not make rangolis only for special occasions. Many Hindu families create rangolis regularly to welcome guests into their house. Your child’s rangolis may not be elaborate and colorful but will surely be artistic and created with love. So, go ahead and make as many rangolis as they wish.