With Rakshabandhan just around the corner, Rakhi season has begun!! Street shops are now filled with colorful strings and beads dangling from every nook and cranny, and choosing one among the huge variety is not an easy task!
But you don’t have to go through the trouble of haggling and pushing through crowds to find a Rakhi that you’ll love. You can make one yourself, sitting in the comfort of your own home! And any brother would prefer a hand made Rakhi to a store bought one – age no bar!! So whether your child is celebrating her first Rakshabandhan or if you’re looking for something new to do this year, then look no further. Here are 1o simple DIY Handmade Rakhi Ideas for kids to make, which are just as fine for adults as well!!
10 Simple DIY Handmade Rakhi Ideas for Kids to Make
This is probably the simplest way to make a Rakhi that even a toddler can try! All you need is a puffy sticker set and ribbon in different colors. Just stick on and you’re done; how easy is that!!
This is a very easy recycled Rakhi for which you need an old wedding invitation card. Cut out a Ganesha or similar motif and stick on silver paper and add thread. That’s it!! You have a very impressive looking Rakhi with minimal effort!
3. Foam Rakhi
Craft foam is a common feature among most kids’ craft supplies, so make use of it! All you need to do is cut out shapes in different colors of foam and let your kid stick them in layers. Thread a ribbon and you have a kid-made Rakhi ready!
4. Cardstock Rakhi
This Rakhi is a little more complicated than the rest, although kids can help in sticking the layers together. The result however is completely worth the effort! Use patterned and textured paper for more effect.
5. Letter Rakhi
This DIY is perfect for a custom made Rakhi, especially for a child who’s just learning to read. All you need are letter beads and cord or ribbon to match. Brothers will love a Rakhi that spells out their name!
6. Lego Rakhi
Do you have a lego fanatic at home? Then this Rakhi will be perfect for him! You might need to get a handyman to drill the holes in the bricks, but after that, it’s as easy as pie! Use different colors for different brothers!
7. Button Rakhi
You know those kid themed special buttons at craft shops? Well, now you know where to use them! With a simple wool braid and a kid button, you can make all kinds of Rakhis. It’s so addictive you can’t stop with one!
8. Knit Rakhi
If you’re looking for a DIY Rakhi for a baby, here you are! A comfy Rakhi made of knit fabric with no choking hazards; just soft and comfortable for baby!
This is a really easy recycled Rakhi that can be made in minutes!! Just cut out the picture of a cartoon character, stick it on carstock and then stick onto wide satin ribbon. You can make multiples with all kinds of characters!
10. Thread Rakhi
A thread Rakhi is among the simplest Rakhis and this doesn’t need much effort beyond twisting strands of thread together. You can make it as colorful as you like, and thicker or thinner by increasing or decreasing the number of threads.
Now you have so many ideas, which one are you going to pick? Do let us know how it turned out for you and your child! Happy Rakshabandhan!