We came across the Hawaiian leis at the party supplies shop and CJ liked it so much that she was requesting to buy her one. It looked easy to create and so I told her we can create Hawaiian necklaces and head bands. After coming from the shop we made paper Hawaiian leis and it was a super duper hit!
All you need is
Plastic needle(The needle we used is from a kids crochet kit)
Yarn or Embroidery Thread
Flower punch or Flower template
Child Safe scissors
Thread the needle eye with thread or yarn. Tie a knot at the end of the string or thread. If you are new/beginner to sewing, you may like to try How to Thread a Needle and Tie a Knot tutorial.
Cut the straws approx 1,2 inches size
Cut paper flowers by using flower punch or flower template
String a flower by piercing with the needle directly through the center of the flower.
String in the straw piece
String in flower and then straw. Continue in the same order
After certain length of stringing flowers and straws, just wrap the string around the head and check whether it works.
When complete, tie off the thread and cut off any excess. Hawaiian Headband ready!
Cj enjoyed the sewing activity so much that she started threading the needle with out my help
We also created a neck garland and bracelet. For the neck garland, instead of flowers we used paper circles. For hand bracelet, we stringed in straws and flower petal shapes