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Incredibly Easy DIY Rakhi Ideas for Kids

By Sangeetha

Today I bring to you the amazingly easy DIY Rakhi ideas for kids.

Raksha Bandhan is approaching.

It is that time of the year when the brother-sister bond is colorfully displayed in the form of a band tied around the brother's wrist by his loving sister. The 'rakhi' symbolizes the bond of love that siblings share.

This is that time of the year when the sisters desperately hunt for the perfect raksha bandhan bracelets to adorn their loving brother's wrist and the brothers are looking out for the perfect gift for their sisters.

The streets are all full of rakhis of different colors and shapes, in different textures and shades to match everyone's choice. From rakhis decorated with beads or with jewels to the ones having your brother's favorite cartoon character. You name it and it is available.

Choosing the perfect rakhi is a very important task for a sister. This raksha bandhan do you want to do it differently?

What if you make your own rakhi? A handmade rakhi is something every brother is going to love.

Incredibly Easy DIY Rakhi Ideas for Kids
Why choose to make your own Rakhi?

Well the idea of giving your rakhi a personal touch is simply amazing. You get to choose your own colors, your own design and of course flaunt your rakhi proudly.

This is a fun activity with your little one. You can explain them the importance of the festival while doing so.

You can reuse a lot of material at home to make these simple and colorful rakhis.You can personalize based upon the child's choice of colors and favorite cartoons.

4 DIY Rakhi ideas for kids:

Here is how to make a rakhi from easily available materials.

#1. Rakhi from wedding cards
Incredibly Easy DIY Rakhi Ideas for Kids

You can use the wedding card to make a base of your rakhi.

You could stick a favorite cartoon character or an object like a car or a plane sticker. (easily available in markets to this base to make your rakhi)

Also the ribbons that are used these days to tie the cards can be re used to be your rakhi threads

#2. Puffy stickers
Incredibly Easy DIY Rakhi Ideas for Kids

There are lots of puffy stickers available at stationery stores. I purchased a couple of them.

Pasting this on a satin ribbon can act as a cute little rakhi, which will be an easy task for your little one to do.

All they need to do is select their favorite and stick it on to the ribbon. My little one chose the flowers are here favorite 'twinkle twinkle little star.'

You even get a lot of cartoon characters like a doraemon or a chhota bheem in these puffy stickers.

#3. Old hair clips
Incredibly Easy DIY Rakhi Ideas for Kids

If you have some old hairclips that are not being used, you could use them to make rakhis.

This would need some adult supervision since you will need to pull out them from the clips and use a good adhesive to stick them onto the rakhi bands.

I used the flowers from an old hairpin as shown below

#4. Your daughter's old hairband
Incredibly Easy DIY Rakhi Ideas for Kids

There are a lot of hairbands that fall in my daughter's not so favorite category. I decided to use the small flowers on them to make this rakhi.

Hope you liked these 4 small DIY Rakhi ideas and enjoy it with your child as much as I did with mine.

Do share your ideas and comments.

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