Have kids color flower blossoms and leaves
with crayon or markers, or to save time, print sheets of full color
blossoms, cut out and string according to directions.
Paper Lei Materials
- Flower Blossoms, colored in with markers/crayons, or
preprinted full color
(see below for free printables)
- Paper Punch
- Tape or Glue Stick
- Yarn needle - blunt end, large eye
- Narrow Ribbons
Paper Lei Instructions
Print several full color or ready-to-color flower
sheets on sturdy paper or light card stock. (You will need about
12 assembled flowers for each lei - use more or less if you wish.)
How to Assemble Your Hawaiian
Lei Flower Necklace
1. For each flower, cut blossoms and leaves from printed
sheets sheets to make about 1 dozen total flowers (24 individual
blossoms) and as many extra leave pairs as you desire. Cut two blossoms
for each flower (you will be putting them back to back to make each
flower or leaf set).
2. Divide the flowers into matching pairs and place them back to
back to make flower "sandwiches". Punch a hole through
the middle of each flower "sandwich" with a hole punch.
3. Thread a blunt yarn needle with a strand of yarn long enough
to create a loop that fits loosely over your child's head and down
4. String each flower sandwich onto the yarn, spacing evenly; add
extra leaves if desired, spaced between flower sandwiches along
the length of yarn.
5. Tie a few ribbon bows onto the yarn in spaces between flowers for
6. Fasten ends of yarn together or attach each end to child's clothing
straps or shoulders with tape, and get ready to hula at your Hawaiian