With raksha bandhan coming up, here is an easy rakhi making tutorial on how to make a rakhi with card stock and paper. The technique is pretty simple using basic supplies and you can make this along with your kids.
How to make an easy rakhi using card stock – Tutorial
Draw a circle on a sheet of colored handmade paper.
Cut out along the outline drawn.
Make fringes along the outline of the circle by making even cuts as shown. Fringing scissors can be used here.
Make such cuts with equal depth – the base of the rakhi is done.
Apply glue along the center of the circle as shown.
Place a string/thread on the glue applied and press so it sticks well.
Make a rosette (accordion flower style) using a strip of card stock. The steps to make this rosette have been provided here.
Embellish the center of the rosette with a rhinestone.
Glue the accordion flower on top of the circle base and press well. Allow the glue to dry.
You can either finish with the above step or add a bit more sparkle with a line of small golden rhinestones.
Once the rhinestones are glued – the completed rakhi…