A flower lei has become a symbol of welcome for visitors to Hawaii. Different flowers and colors represent each island: Niihau - white; Kauai - purple; Oahu - yellow; Maui - pink; Molokai - green; Lanai - orange, Kahoolawe - grey; Big Island of Hawaii - red. Great craftfor kids to make for VBS.
Textured paper - yellow Bright colored floral bush Assorted plastic beads Elastic cord Decorative edge scissors 1/4” dowel Glue
Separate flowers from bush. Pull apart each individual flower so that you only have petals.
Cut twelve 2” x 6” strips of yellow textured paper with decorative edge scissors.
Roll strips of paper around dowel, slide off and glue edges to form a tube (paper bead). Make 12.
Cut a 36” length of elastic cord. Thread 2 decorative beads, a paper bead, 2 more decorative beads, and a flower cluster onto cording. Continue threading beads and flowers until you reach the desired length. Tie cording together at end in double knot.
This craft was designed by Joann Pearson of Michael's Arts & Craft Stores and is reprinted courtesy of Hands on Crafts For Kids.