How to make rakhi at home or in Competition?
Rakhi is the festival of love, care and trust. This traditional festival is celebrated as a symbol of love duty between brothers and sisters. It is the day when sisters tie thread, known as Rakhi, to their brothers and pray to god for the long lives of their brothers. In return, brothers pledge about the security and safety of their sisters.
The festival with a glorious history
It is said that Yama and Yamuna are the brother-sister who initiated this pure festival of Rakshabandhan. Yamuna tied Rakhi to Yama and made him immortal. Yama was pleased to see such boundless love and declared that every sister who ties Rakhi to her brother, will have her brother live longer.
This special day is become even more special to the toddlers and kids. They have got competition at school and siblings at home. Kids go to their mother or elder sister for the ideas of making a handmade Rakhi. Sometimes, it becomes tough for the elders too, to suggest unique idea every year so that their art stand apart from the rest. But don’t worry, we have got you a couple of ideas that you can follow to have a unique Rakhi this year.
Idea 1: Animals are kinda cute
To make an animal Rakhi, you will need
- Satin ribbon in red, cut to size
- With an adhesive backing, felt circle sticker in red and orange
- Sticker set (your favorite animal, make sure that the color of sticker is matching with the color of ribbon. Yellow would be better)
Now do the following,
- Stick the animal sticker on a Felt red with the help of adhesive backing
- Now between red felt circle and orange felt, place red satin.
- Using fevicol stick the satin ribbon between the two circles.
Idea 2: Craft foam is creative
- Grab a piece of craft of decent thickness and cut it in the shape of square.
- Just for your clarification, this would be second layer of Rakhi. Hence, the size of the piece has to be accordingly.
- Draw a circle on the foam piece of red color.
- Cut out along the circle outline drawn. You can use curvy scissor to give it more detailing.
- Now, for the bottom layer, repeat the steps to make a bigger and similar shape of yellow color.
- After cutting the larger piece, you need fold it and make two cuts spaced out from each other. 0.5 cm of depth of the cut would be okay.
- Now, you can open the fold and tie the satin ribbon in one slit and bring it to the top through other silk. Now apply glue on the smaller piece (red) and paste it on the larger piece. Now, you can place an attractive sticker on the top of the Rakhi like buttons, pieces of plastic mirrors, etc.
Don’t forget the power of sequins
- Kundan stones (or plastic gems)
- One sided felt or velvet cloth
- Dull gold beads
- Fabric Glue
- Strip of satin ribbon
Keep in mind that you will need 20-30 minutes to prepare this Rakhi at home.
- Cut the felt cloth in the chose size and draw an attractive design at the back of the cloth.
- Cut the cloth with the help of scissors in the drawn shape.
- Now grab a fabric glue, get a kundan stone and place it at the center of the cutout of the cloth. The logic behind using the fabric glue is the material of the cloth.
- Now make dots around Kundan stone with the help of Fabric glue.
- Then palce white stones in a set of circle. The design is allowed to dry for a few minutes.
- Now in the remaining places, you can have golden beads. These beads must be flat at one side so it would be easier for you to paste it on the felt cloth.
- Now, let the art dry itself for a few minutes. It will take 7-10 minutes in total to dry completely
- Flip the paper and attach a satin ribbon. This ribbon will be used to tie Rakhi around the wrist.