What better way to kick off rakhi than have the kids make their own. Here are some easy ideas on how to make your own rakhi.
- Embroidery thread
- Puffy stickers
- Glue gun
- Keep it super simple and fun for the kids and family
- Cut string and/or ribbon into the small strips and lay them out. We use different colors so everyone can pick the colors they want
- Put out a tray of buttons, puffy stickers, beads, and anything else fun you can make bracelets with (small lego pieces, cutouts, etc.)
- Assign an adult to be in charge of the glue gun
- Have some samples for show so people know what to do
WHAT WE DID WITH OUR KIDS:
- Buy the Melissa & Doug bead set and put it out for the kids to make rakhis
- Instead of indian sweets, we put jelly bellies in a bowl (or put your sons favorite candy)
- We bought simple gifts or envelope of money for brothers to give to sisters
- Arranged gifts/envelopes, candy/sweets and rakhi on a thali or plate with a diya/candle, and Ganesh
- Served Indian take out food (yums)!