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Celebrate the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan, the festival of brothers and sisters! Make a Rakhi, or a bracelet just for Raksha Bandhan!
Traditionally, sisters tie a Rakhi bracelet onto the wrists of their brothers, while brothers give sisters gifts in return. The thread of the Rakhi signifies the bond brothers and sisters will have for as long as they live. Today, friends celebrate Raksha Bandhan, too!
This product includes a full lesson with a PowerPoint slideshow as well as a fun craft. Have each student make a Rakhi for themselves or for a loved one at home. Or, they can make two and celebrate in class - one to keep, and one to tie onto the wrist of a friend!
The craft includes a choice of large or small size amulet printables. Younger students can make one bracelet with a large amulet; older students can make two bracelets with smaller amulets.
Materials needed for craft include white standard size copy paper (you will print printables on this - 6 large or 12 small amulets per sheet), string, fine tip markers, construction paper, a few sequins (optional), scissors, and glue/tape.
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