I am so excited to be part of Color My Summer on Delia’s amazing blog.
I am excited to share my RED summer project with you! I am a preschool teacher and in a couple of weeks, we are going to be having a Hawaiian Luau! I thought it would be fun for the kids to make their own paper Leis. I loved the idea of using bright RED paper flowers. Here are some tricks to how we made these-so you can get ready for a LUAU party this summer!
Let’s get started.
Supplies you need to make homemade Hawaiian Leis:
-Large Flower Punch
-drinking straws cut into 1 inch pieces
-Paper Hole Punch
-Yarn or Thick String
These floss threaders are a must if you are having kids make these leis. Tie the yarn or string around the hole of the floss threader and your child will have a much easier time placing the straws and flowers on the yarn. I use these in my preschool for lacing and other neclace making activities as well.
To make these lies:
-Start by cutting your straws into 1 inch pieces and punching out your flowers.
-Punch a hole in the center of each flower.
-Cut your yarn or string to the desired length and then tie on your floss threader at the end.
-Let your little one add a straw then a flower, creating a pattern. You could use multiple colors of flowers and make an even brighter pattern.
-When finished adding straws and flowers, tie the end strings together! Now you have a very cute Paper Lei! You are ready to HULA!
My little girl was excited to wear her Paper Lei! Can’t wait for our LUAU!