Make DIY Rakhi with kids
‘Rakhi’ is the cherished Indian festival that celebrates the loving bond between a brother and a sister. On this auspicious day, brothers make a promise to their sisters to protect them from all harms and troubles and the sisters pray to God to protect their brothers from all evil and bless them with happiness and prosperity. Sisters tie the silk thread called Rakhi on their brother’s wrist to signify the love and the promise that marks the sanctity of this festival. It’s very easy to make rakhis, all you need are a few decorative things, a thread or ribbon, and some creativity! We have compiled few simple ideas from different blogs that you can work upon to make your own special creations!
3D Sticker Rakhi
For this, you can use some 3D stickers that are left over from a party. Just stick them to a matching ribbon and you’ll have a cute Rakhi that even sisters would like to wear.
You could easily assemble a gorgeous flower rakhi made of a paper quill. You can make any shapes that you like, and use embellishments to add a glittery pop to them. Here is a quick tutorial on how to do quilling.
Woolen Pompom Rakhi
For this one, you can use some leftover wool in different colours. Just wrap it around a few times over your 2 fingers (index and middle finger are perfect for the small size). Tie it in the centre, remove from fingers, and cut off the two sides to make a pompom. Decorate the centre with a button or sticker and attach to a woollen thread or ribbon.
One of the easiest Rakhis to make, this one uses Felt paper sheets. Just cut felt into desired shapes – circles, flowers, diamonds, you can even do objects like Airplanes and Cars if you brothers like them. Then use markers to decorate. For a more traditional look, use Om, Ganesh, Swastik stickers/embellishments from greeting cards or older rakhis.
Take a 3-4cm round picture and stick it onto a cardboard. Decorate the edges with glitter glue or stickers, then stick it onto a sparkling thread. Though online services like PicSquare do this for you, but it’s easy enough to make these yourself. This is the best in terms of personalized rakhis.
This year go ahead and help your kids make their own DIY rakhis and surprise their brothers!!