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How to Make a Paper Hawaiian Lei


Hawaiian Lei Craft

Hawaiian Lei Craft

Sherri Osborn
Use colorful paper, along with pieces cut from colored straws, to make yourself a flower necklace to wear. You can easily make several of them to share with your friends.

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

Cut a length of yarn to hang loosely around your neck; make sure you cut it a little longer than you want it so you have room to tie the ends of the yarn together. Cut the straws into 1-inch long pieces.

Cut many colorful flower shapes out of construction paper. If you like, you can reduce the size of this flower pattern and use it. Use a hole puncher and put holes in the center of all your flowers.

Now that you have all your pieces prepared, you can start making your lei. Tie a small piece of straw onto the end of your piece of yarn. Start stringing your flowers and straw pieces onto the yarn. Alternate between flowers and straws. Once you get the design you want and the yarn piece is full, tie the two ends of the yarn together and wear your lei with pride.

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