The enthusiasm surrounding Indian holidays appears to be at its greatest when people begin to prepare for them, especially kids. Raksha Bandhan, often known as Rakhi, is one such holiday. The love brother-sister connection is commemorated on this day in many areas of India.

As it is a celebration, the price of Rakhi will also rise. But why should we spend money when we know how to make easy and beautiful Rakhi at home? If you want to find out some beautiful Rakhi designs and also how to make Rakhi for kids, take a look at this article.

How to Make Easy and Beautiful Rakhi at Home?

Rakhi is a sacred charm that contains not only a sister’s love and feelings for her brother, but also warm wishes for his long life and well-being. Rakhi is a tangible representation of the festival’s sentiments, which include feelings of love, devotion, and caring.

Raksha Bandhan is beyond sharing gifts and sweets. The joy of giving a handmade gift is very special. So here are some tips on how to make Rakhi for kids to turn this Raksha Bandhan into a memorable one.

1. Woolen Rakhi

Rakhi using woollen thread is the simplest Rakhi design that kids can make easily. Another advantage is that this Rakhi does not take a long time to create.

Things needed

  • Choose any two woollen threads of your desire
  • Scissors
  • Colourful Beads
  • Saturn Ribbon

Steps to Follow

  1. Spin single-coloured wool for roughly 20 rounds all-around fingers. Tie the wool in a tight knot in the middle.
  2. Trim the tips of the bows and spread them out to form a flower.
  3. Put a shiny bead in the middle of the knitted flower to make it seem like the flower’s centre.
  4. Cut 2 layers of differently coloured wool into equal lengths approximately an inch long from the length of your siblings’ wrist.
  5. Next, one after the other, slip multicoloured beads into the string, making a knot after each one.

Rakhi made for kids using wool is ready.

2. Silk Thread Rakhi

Rakhi making for kids using silk thread can be a little expensive. However, the final result will be worthwhile.

Things Required

  • Scissors
  • Cotton twine
  • Silk thread
  • Flat designer stone bead

Steps to Follow

  1. Spin the silk and cotton threads together and for roughly 10-15 rounds across two fingers.
  2. Trim the ends and make a knot in the centre.
  3. Pull the threads out to form a flower-like shape.
  4. With the assistance of a cotton thread, tie a bead.
  5. Form a braid using cotton of your chosen length.
  6. Sew this strand securely in the Rakhi’s centre. (Parents can do this step)

That’s it. The Rakhi is now ready for your brother to wear!

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3. Rakhi Number 2 Using Silk Thread

There are varieties of Rakhi designs using silk thread. Rakhi making for kids can be given a professional touch using this product.

Things Required

  • Bangle
  • Silk thread
  • Satin ribbon
  • Glue
  • Some glitters and stars

Steps to Follow

  1. Knot the bangle together with a silk thread. Next, wrap it around the bangle until it covers approximately a fourth of the circumference.
  2. Afterwards, using a thick thread, knot it in the middle.
  3. Then, near the bangle’s edge, snip every one of the silk thread knots.
  4. Carefully flatten this from both sides.
  5. Use a toothbrush to help to make it seem more symmetrical. If the Rakhi is not perfectly aligned, they can cut the extra thread.
  6. Remove a ribbon or string from the rear of the Rakhi and glue it to the back of the Rakhi.
  7. You could further personalize it with various decorative things based on your ideas.

Your excellent Rakhi is now ready!

4. Cartoon Rakhi

These kinds of Rakhi designs are now a sure-fire way to win your younger siblings’ hearts. Just because of its extreme coolness or peculiarity. It’s ideal for tying on the wrist of your younger sibling as a children’s Rakhi.

Things Required

  • Red and black markers or sketch pens
  • Foam tape
  • Satin ribbons
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Steps to Follow

  1. On a piece of paper, draw a cartoon figure with a black marker.
  2. Using a scissor cut out the cartoon figure.
  3. Now put it over the foam tape and cut it out as needed.

That is all there is to it. Be ready to tie it around your little brother’s wrist!

Also read: Fun Learning Activities for Kids: Make their Holidays Better and Productive

5. Matchstick Rakhi

This Rakhi design is very common because it is one of the simplest Rakhi to make. Also, all the materials are readily available at home.

Things Required

  • Matchstick
  • Thread
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Scissors

Steps to Follow

  1. To begin, take a piece of cardboard and stick it together in a cross pattern.
  2. 4 matchsticks should be pasted in such a way that they fill the glue cross.
  3. Now, one after another put glue between the two matchstick portions.
  4. Next, between the two matchsticks that have previously been bonded, place a matchstick each on this glue layering.
  5. Fill up the gaps with adhesive and matchsticks that are closely spaced to create a lovely design.
  6. After you’ve finished filling in the gaps, use scissors and cut out the cardboard together with the matchstick design.
  7. Use a ribbon or thread and tie it around the Rakhi chakra or dial you’ve created.

Now you can meet your brother’s heart. Check out this tutorial too.

Also read: Learning Activities for Kids: Keep Your Kids Occupied

Summing Up

On Raksha Bandhan, homemade art and craft products are excellent gifts. Allow your imagination to flow during Raksha Bandhan. Though money may purchase the greatest present on the market, nothing beats the satisfaction and pride of crafting gifts for our loving sibling or sister with our own hands.

They not only save money, but they also show your love and affection for your other sibling. So give it a try. Happy Raksha Bandhan!

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