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by Joann Pearson
of Michael’s Arts & Craft Store


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.


You will need:

  • Textured paper - yellow
  • Bright colored floral bush
  • Assorted plastic beads
  • Elastic cord
  • Decorative edge scissors
  • 1/4” dowel
  • Glue


1. Separate flowers from bush. Pull apart each individual flower so that you only have petals.
2. Cut twelve 2” x 6” strips of yellow textured paper with decorative edge scissors.
3. Roll strips of paper around dowel, slide off and glue edges to form a tube
(paper bead). Make 12.
4. 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.

Strathmore Kids® Series Patch Paper; Fiskars® Paper Edgers; Beacon™ Kids Choice Glue™

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