Make a Hawaiian flower lei from paper, drinking straws and yarn. When you’re finished, you can wear this colorful lei!
- Thick paper, like cardstock or thick construction paper
- A printer
- Drinking straws (two straws for each lei)
- Yarn (about 2 feet of yarn for each lei)
- Optional – Paint, markers, and glitter
Draw and cut out many flowers from thick paper. For a flower template, click here.
Poke a tiny hole in the center of each flower (this is where you will eventually thread the yarn through them).
Optional: Decorate the flowers with paint or markers. Also, glitter is a nice decorative touch.
Work on top of old newspapers to avoid too much of a mess.
Cut a drinking straw into 1 1/2 inch long segments (the exact length isn’t important). You’ll need a segment of straw between each flower.
Cut a piece of yarn about 2 feet long. Tie a thick knot at one end of the yarn. Thread the smallest flower through the other end of the yarn – push it down to the knot. Then thread a segment of drinking straw – push it down to the small flower.
Continue threading flowers and straw segments. When the last flower has been threaded onto the yarn, tie the ends of the yarn together to make your necklace.