DIY Rakhi at home.
Raksha Bandhan is made up of two words where ‘Raksha’ means ‘to protect’ and Bandhan means ‘a bond’. It symbolizes the love between a brother and sister with tieing of a rakhi. We are going to share some simple ways to make Rakhi at home. These themed Rakhi’s like Dinosaur rakhi, Emoji rakhi, Personalized rakhi, Captain America rakhi, Superhero rakhi, and many more are easy to make with things available at home.
Introduction to Rakhsha bandhan:
Raksha Bandhan is a festival for brothers and sister. It celebrates the bond between a brother and sister. This brother sister relationship does not necessarily have to be biological, it can be between men and women who have decided to be in a brother sister bond.
On this day, the sister will tie a rakhi around her brother’s wrist and pray for his wellbeing. In return brother will shower the sister with gifts and a promise to protect her. It is a very beautiful bond and the festival celebrates it even more. Days before the festival, shopping starts for it. Sisters go out looking for rakhis and brothers look out for gifts for their sisters.
Here’s ‘ How to make Rakhis at home’ for all your brothers. These are simple ways so Kids can make these too. It becomes a fun activity and the excitement to tie a handmade rakhi on your brother’s wrist is immense. This post includes How to make Emoji rakhi, Dinosaur rakhi, Beaded rakhi, personalized rakhi, Car rakhi and Monogram rakhi. You can also browse through “How to make Superhero Rakhis”, which I shared a few days back.
1. Emoji Rakhi
Are Emoji your way of self expression? Find out how to make this Rakhi for Emoji lovers!
- Emoji sticker/magnet
- Polka dot ribbon
- Glue gun
How to make an Emoji Rakhi :
- Use an Emoji magnet or from a pen.
- Place it on the ribbon and stick it with a glue gun.
- Cut the edges of the ribbon in ‘V’ shape so no threads can come out.
2. Personalized beaded Rakhi
Personalized Rakhi are just the cutest and the most popular rakhis among kids.
- Alphabet Beads
- Suede ribbon
How to make a Personalized beaded Rakhi:
- String the alphabets in the suede ribbon according to the name.
- Tie a knot on both sides, so the alphabets don’t move.
- For a more sturdier approach, Use a glue gun on the knots and the alphabet beads. It wont move after that.
3. Car Rakhi
Boys and cars go hand in hand. A boy’s love for cars have no age barriers. Car rakhi is something kids would love at any age.
- Grey Felt fabric
- White marker/ Correction pen
- A mini car
- Black ribbon
- Glue gun
How to make a Car Rakhi:
- Make rectangle from a grey felt fabric.
- Cut another rectangle from the middle
- Use a paint marker or a correction pen to draw road lanes.
- With a glue gun stick the car to the felt fabric road
- Now stick the entire road with a car on the black ribbon.
4. Captain America Rakhi
The cutest Superhero Rakhi. If your kids love superhero, make this easy Captain America rakhi. This rakhi becomes a great craft activity too.
- Blue colour felt fabric
- Red colour felt fabric
- White colour felt fabric
- Gold glitter paper/fabric
- Glue gun
- Blue suede/satin ribbon
How to make a Captain America Rakhi:
- Cut circles of following dimensions. Red felt fabric – 2″ dia and 1″ dia, White felt fabric – 1.5″ dia and blue felt fabric – 0.5″ dia
- Cut a star from glitter apper or glitter fabric. It should be half an inch in size.
- Now with the help of a glue gun start sticking red and white felt alternately. Stick blue felt and star in the end.
- Stick the Captain America logo to the suede/satin ribbons.
5. Dinosaur Rakhi
Bring them back from the extinct! This animal never seems to go out of fashion. Kids and adults both love Dinos. What better than replicate your love for Dinosaurs into beautiful rakhi’s.
- Brown felt fabric
- Black wax crayon
- Dinosaur miniature
- Artificial leaves
How to make Dinosaur Rakhi:
- Cut an oval shaped brown felt fabric.
- Take the black/brown wax crayon and cut small pieces to make it look like rocks
- From the artificial planter, cut a few leaves.
- With a glue gun, stick your Dinosaur, wax crayon rocks and artificial leaves.
- Your dinosaur forest rakhi is ready!
6. Monogram Rakhi
Another version to personalized rakhis. Monograms are so trendy and add a stylish touch to the simple rakhis.
- Wooden bead
- Glitter ribbon
- Alphabet stickers
- Glue gun
How to make Monogram Rakhi:
- Stick the alphabets on the wooden bead according to the name and surname.
- Stick the wooden bead to the glitter ribbon.
With so many options on “How to make a rakhi at home”, we are sure you will find your favourite and enjoy being a bit craftsy this Rakhi season.