712-1 Flower Lei – 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
712-2 Bark Cloth – Bark or Tapa cloth was created
by Polynesian settlers. The men would cut branches from the paper
mulberry tree; the women would peel away the outer bark with shells.
The inner bark was soaked in water until soft, and then beaten with
wooden mallets until it was as thin as cloth.
712-3 Tapa Cloth Mat – Tapa making is a laborious
native craft and is actually the same as Bark cloth. For this project
we concentrate on the design and colors rather than the material.
712-4 Pineapple – Over 1/3 of the worlds pineapples
are grown in Hawaii. This tropical fruit is their major agricultural
product and a basis for their principal industry – food processing.
In history the pineapple was a symbol for welcome.
712-5 Coral reef – Coral reefs are found in
tropical oceans near the equator. A reef is a coral community made
up of thousands of different organism living together. It is living
and grows very slowly – only about 1 inch per hundred years!
712-6 Vacation Scrapbook – One of the favorite
destinations for travelers from all over the world, is the tropical
paradise of Hawaii. This scrapbook page is for your photos whether
you actually visit this beautiful place or just imagine it.