25 Creative Rakhi Making Ideas for Children

15 Creative Rakhi Making Ideas for Children

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No member of your family is as crucial to your support system as your sibling. They are your confidants, your friends, your moral compass and the shield between you and the rest of your family which can be extremely important at times. A healthy relationship with your sibling ensures you have a truly special person in your life who offers unconditional support in every circumstance of your life. This is why the celebration of your sibling is so emotional and crucial as well. No festival celebrates the importance of your sibling other than rakhi.

Easy DIY Handmade Rakhi Ideas for Kids

As most parents know, building a bond between your children is crucial, a way to do that is to celebrate Rakhi in a fun and unique way so the kids see this time of their lives as a time they cherish with their loved ones. Every parent also knows that keeping a child engaged in activities requires a huge dose of fun. One way to incorporate that into your rakhi celebrations is to find fun rakhi designs for kids that can be made at home using arts and crafts to truly personalise the rakhi while keeping your kids engaged in a fun DIY activity. Here are a few easy rakhi making ideas at home to help you and your child make a unique rakhi.

1. Cartoon Character Rakhi

A cartoon rakhi is not only cute, but also fun to make and keeps your child engaged. 

What You Will Need:

  • Thick, felt cartoon stickers
  • Kid-friendly scissors
  • Satin ribbon
  • Glue

How To Make:

  • Using the scissors, cut the ribbon to an appropriate length.
  • Lay the ribbon flat and use a dry cloth wipe off any dust that may be on the ribbon.
  • Cut the cartoon sticker of your choice into shape.
  • Spread the glue evenly across the back of the stickers.
  • Paste onto the ribbon and let it dry.

2. Race Car Rakhi

Most young boys adore race cars. Making a race car rakhi at home is fun and really easy.

What You Will Need:

  • Kid-friendly scissors
  • Satin ribbon
  • Peel- off race car stickers

How to Make:

  • Using the scissors, cut the ribbon to an appropriate length.
  • Lay the ribbon flat, and use a dry cloth to wipe off any dust that may be on the ribbon.
  • Peel off the back of the sticker of your choice, and paste the race car at the centre of the ribbon.
  • Press and hold for 5 seconds.

3. Bedazzled Rakhi

Few things are as cute as bedazzled rakhis. Here is how you make them.

What You Will Need:

  • A foam ribbon
  • Scissors
  • A small velvet or cotton cloth
  • Glitter
  • Children’s craft crystals
  • Kid-friendly adhesive

Bedazzled Rakhi

How to Make:

  • Use the scissors to cut the foam ribbon to regular size.
  • Spread the child-friendly adhesive on the velvet or cotton cloth.
  • Sprinkle glitter all over – Stick the craft crystals in a pattern or design.
  • Paste the cloth to the ribbon.

4. Animal Rakhi

Animal rakhis are extremely adorable and are a breeze to make. Here’s what you’ll need.

What You Will Need:

  • A foam ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Felt paper
  • A sheet with animals printed on it
  • Glue

How to Make:

  • Using the scissors, cut the ribbon to an even line that fits your child.
  • Cut the animal of your choice into shape.
  • Spread glue evenly along the felt paper.
  • Paste the animal-shaped cut-out, and press for 5 seconds.
  • Paste the felt paper onto the ribbon.

5. Superman Rakhi

Every kid adores Superman. Here is a fun way to make the man of steel on your child’s rakhi.

What You Will Need:

  • Glue
  • Satin Ribbon
  • Thin foam sheets (Thermocol)
  • Children’s Craft Cutter
  • Superman themed S sticker

How to Make:

  • Cut the ribbon to a decent length.
  • Cut the foam sheet into an even square.
  • Spread glue on both sides of the foam sheet.
  • Cut the Superman logo, and paste onto the foam sheet.
  • Paste the foam sheet onto the ribbon.

6. Name Rakhi

What can be more personal than your child’s name on the rakhi? This is sure to bring a huge smile out of both your little ones.

What You Will Need:

  • Scissors
  • Felt paper cut into alphabet shapes
  • Glue
  • Satin Ribbon

How to Make:

  • Cut the ribbon into the required length.
  • Spread glue evenly on the ribbon.
  • Paste the letters that make your child’s name in order on the ribbon.

7. Art Rakhi

Every child loves arts and crafts. Here is a fun way to incorporate the artistic stylings of your child onto a rakhi.

What You Will Need:

  • Satin ribbon
  • A piece of white felt paper
  • Crayons or finger paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Art Rakhi

How to Make:

  • Cut the felt paper into a small square.
  • Ask your child to draw or paint on it.
  • Spread an even layer of glue on the ribbon.
  • Paste your child’s masterpiece on the ribbon.

8. Heart Rakhi

What can be more endearing than a rakhi with a heart on it? Here is how you make it.

What You Will Need:

  • A satin ribbon
  • White felt paper.
  • Heart stickers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Glitter

Heart Rakhi

How to Make:

  • Cut the felt paper into an even square.
  • Spread an even layer of glue onto both sides of the paper.
  • Sprinkle glitter on one side.
  • Stick the other side onto the ribbon.
  • Peel off the back of the heart stickers and stick them onto the felt paper attached to the ribbon.

9. Lego Rakhi

Nothing exemplifies DIY like Legos. Here is how you can make a rakhi out of them.

What You Will Need:

  • Braided string
  • A piece of lego
  • Glitter
  • Glue

How to Make:

  • Simply punch a hole on either side of the lego
  • Attach with the braided string
  • Spread glue on the lego evenly
  • Sprinkle glitter on top

10. Butterfly Rakhi

Few things are cuter than a butterfly. Here is how it can make an unforgettable rakhi.

What You Will Need:

  • A ready-made foam butterfly embellishment (These can be found in most arts and crafts stores.)
  • Glue
  • A silver satin ribbon
  • Glue

How to Make:

  • To make this simple rakhi, simply paste the butterfly embellishment to the satin ribbon.
  • If the butterfly is plain, you can also add glitter or bedazzle it.

11. Jute and Stone Rakhi

This is a very innovative way of using simple material such as jute to make a lovely rakhi.

What You Will Need:

  • Coloured stone
  • Jute
  • Thick card paper circular bases
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make:

  • Take the thick circular base, add glue on it and make circles with the jute rope on it.
  • You can make some more tiny designs with the jute rope and add over the jute circle.
  • Take the second circular base, add glue, and add a double jute rope as the dori. Over this, add the rakhi to stick on it and let it dry.
  • Once dry, add the coloured stones in any design of your choice.

12. Quilling Rakhi

Quilling is in trend right now and this beautiful craft will make for a creative rakhi.

What You Will Need:

  • Quilling paper
  • Satin ribbon
  • Thick paper circular bases
  • Glue
  • Kundan stickers
  • Scissors
    Quilling rakhiSource: Pinterest

How to Make:

  • Make paper quilling of various shapes and sizes of your choice.
  • Place the Kundan stickers at the centre of the quilled paper.
  • Take the satin ribbon and on this, place the Kundan stickers and the quilling paper design.

13. Silk Thread Rakhi

Silk thread was traditionally used to make rakhis in earlier times. So why not bring back this tradition?

What You Will Need:

  • Silk thread
  • Pearl ball/stone chain
  • Doughnut rings of 3 different sizes
  • Dori
  • Kundan
  • Golden beads
  • Glue
  • Jump rings

How to Make:

  • Take the doughnut rings and stick the silk threads with glue.
  • Place two of the jump rings between the dori which is in the doughnut.
  • Apply glue on one side of the doughnut and stick the pearl ball chain.
  • Take a silk thread and tie it around the chain and doughnut.
  • Place and glue the two remaining small doughnuts in the larger doughnut.
  • Add the pearl ball chain and gold beads over the joint of the doughnuts to decorate it.
  • Use the dori inside the jump rings to make a knot.
  • Place the gold beads through it to make another knot to secure it. Now decorate the doughnuts with the stones.

14. Matchstick Rakhi

Matchstick is a very versatile material to make rakhis of different shapes and sizes, thus giving it an artistic look.

What You Will Need:

  • Matchsticks
  • Card paper material
  • Nail polish
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Pearls and rhinestones
  • Lace
  • Beads/stones
  • Ball chain
  • Cardboard pieces

How to Make:

  • Paint the matchstick heads with the nail polish and keep aside.
  • Glue some cardboard pieces and stick the matchsticks in a design of your choice.
  • Take a cardboard piece and cut it in a circle. Stick the matchstick design you have prepared on this.
  • Take a small card paper, cut it in a circle. Stick a rhinestone in the centre of this paper. Take the ball chain and wrap it in circles around the rhinestone.
  • Place it over the matchstick design.
  • Stick a ribbon to the back of the rakhi, and cover it with a circular piece of card paper.

15. Earbud Rakhi

Earbuds are a very creative and fun way to make a beautiful rakhi!

What You Will Need:

  • Earbud
  • Glue
  • Cardboard base cut in a circle
  • Pearls or golden beads
  • Scissors

How to Make:

  • Cut the earbuds and retain the white tips.
  • Apply glue on the circular cardboard base.
  • Stick the white earbud tips on this cardboard base in a circular manner.
  • Place some more earbud tips over the tips stuck earlier. Add some golden beads in the centre.
  • Stitch the pearls and golden beads to make a string, and attach this string at the back of the base.

Rakhi Making Ideas for School Competitions

If your child has to participate in a rakhi making competition at school, here are a few creative ideas that can come to use.

1. Funky Button Rakhi

A fun and creative rakhi to enter in school competitions is the button rakhi. Here’s how you make it.

What You Will Need:

  • Different coloured buttons
  • Glitter
  • Craft jewelry
  • Glue
  • Silver satin ribbon

How to Make:

  • Spread an even layer of glue onto three different coloured buttons.
  • On one, sprinkle glitter, on another button, paste craft jewellery in a pattern of your choice.
  • Leave the third one plain.
  • Paste all three buttons in any order side by side on the ribbon.

2. Goto Rakhi

This is a truly unique rakhi. Here is how you make it.

What You Will Need:

  • Foam glitter sheets
  • Ready-made goto flowers
  • Superhero embellishments
  • Glue
  • Silver ribbon

How to Make:

  • Cut the ribbon to the required size.
  • Cut the foam glitter sheets into a circle that is smaller than the goto flower.
  • Paste the cut glitter sheet onto the goto flower.
  • Paste the superhero embellishment onto the glitter sheet attached to the goto flower on the centre.
  • Paste the centrepiece onto the ribbon.

3. Bird Rakhi

These rakhis are fun to look at and easy to make. Here’s how you make them.

What You Will Need:

  • Ready-made bird embellishments
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Silk ribbon

How to Make:

  • Cut the ribbon to the required size using the scissors.
  • Evenly spread the glue on the back of the bird embellishments.
  • Paste onto the ribbon.
  • Add glitter or craft jewellery if needed.

4. Emoji Rakhi

Emojis are a part of everyday life, they are adorable and fun and can now be made into rakhis.

What You Will Need:

  • Silk ribbon
  • Emoji Stickers

Emoji Rakhi

How to Make:

  • To make this rakhi, simply cut the ribbon to the required length.
  • Peel off the back of the emoji stickers.
  • Paste onto the ribbon in any order.

5. Family Rakhi

What can be more endearing than a rakhi that has your family on it? Here’s how you make it.

What You Will Need:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Small pictures of your family
  • Silk ribbon

Family Rakhi

How to Make:

  • To make this rakhi, simply cut the pictures of your family members faces into circles.
  • Then paste in any random order onto the ribbon.

6. Recycled Materials Rakhi

If you have beads or cords lying around the house, you can use these to make a rakhi!

What You Will Need:

  • Beads
  • Leather cord
  • Scissor

How to Make:

  • Cut a cord to any particular length of your choice.
  • Tie a knot in the middle of the cord. Thread the beads on this cord, and tie another knot at the other end.
  • Bring together both the ends of the cord to make a circle. Take one side of the cord and wrap it around the loop.
  • Wrap this around twice and insert the cord that is 1 cm into the loop.
  • Pull out at the end of the cord’s opposite side.
  • Place the cord gently and create a knot.
  • Repeat with the other side.

7. Sun Rakhi

This rakhi is made primarily of foam and looks absolutely cute!

What You Will Need:

  • Foam sheet
  • Satin ribbon
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Beads
  • Glue
  • Sketch pens

How to Make:

  • Cut a flower shape out of the foam sheet.
  • From another foam sheet, cut out a small circle.
  • Stick the googly eyes on the small circle and draw a smiling face on it.
  • Place the smiling face circle on the flower cut out.
  • With a sketch pen, draw the sunrays.
  • Paste the satin ribbon on the back of the flower shape cutout.
  • Paste the beads on both sides of the ribbon to give it a decorative look.

8. Paper Rakhi

This rakhi requires the simplest of materials – paper!

What You Will Need:

  • Coloured paper
  • Glitter pens
  • Satin ribbon
  • Beads
  • Double tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make:

  • Cut 4-5 squares of various coloured paper and keep them aside.
  • Now draw patterns of your choice over the square cutouts.
  • Once the cutouts are dry, stick a satin ribbon over one square.
  • Now with the help of small double tape pieces, stack the squares on top of the other in a criss-cross pattern.
  • Decorate the topmost square with the beads.

9. Ninja Star Rakhi

This rakhi design is one of the most popular ones!

What You Will Need:

  • Card paper
  • Quilling tool
  • Quilling strips
  • Satin ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Beads

How to Make:

  • Take a square-shaped card paper, fold it in half and cut it.
  • Replace the other half with a different colour.
  • Fold the paper that is half into another half as per breadth and later lengthwise.
  • Taking one end of the paper, twist it sideways. Take the other end and twist it in the opposite direction.
  • Take the edges that are remaining and fold them inwards to form an ‘s’.
  • Repeat this with the other coloured paper too, merge both these papers by folding them together.
  • Stick the edge that is open, and form a tight circle from the quilling strip. Stick this at the star’s centre.
  • Stick the ninja star over the satin ribbon.

10. Foam Rakhi

This rakhi is made of the simple foam sheet and looks simplistic yet elegant!

What You Will Need:

  • Foam sheet
  • Satin ribbon
  • Kundan stickers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to Make:

  • Take a foam sheet and cut a circle.
  • Now cut another small circle.
  • Fold the big circle in half and make two cuts in such a way that the satin ribbon can pass through it.
  • Run the satin ribbon through the cuts in the big circle and stick the small circle over it.
  • Stick a Kundan bead in the centre.

Rakhi or Raksha Bandhan is a festival that celebrates family and siblings. To make this rakhi season unique, make custom rakhis at home. Remember to supervise your child while making these rakhis and enjoy a safe and warm filled family holiday.

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