As many of you know we LOVE to play dress up, so when I read about this idea I knew it would be perfect for our beach week. We created our very own grass skirt & flower lei to enjoy the day Aloha style.
(this would be great for older children. My 2 year old needed LOTS of help doing this one)
1. Gather your supplies, you will need several sheets of green tissue paper & ribbon long enough to tie around your child’s waist. (Note: these are the supplies for both crafts)2. Cut the tissue paper into long 1″ strips3. Staple the strips to the ribbon leaving some empty space in the back to tie the ribbon.4. Tie around your child’s waist and do the hula!
1. Gather your supplies, you will need a variety of construction paper, straws cut into small sections, ribbon, hold punch and scissors.2. Draw flowers on your construction paper (I used a scrapbook template) and cut them out.3. Punch holes in the center of each flower.4. Tie a knot at one end of your ribbon. Thread your flowers onto the ribbon alternating flower, straw, flower…6. Tie ends together and give your child her beautiful flower lei. (Did you know the lei represents a never-ending circle of love much like the arms of a precious child wrapped around its mothers neck. You can read more about the history of lei’s here.Getting dressed up wouldn’t be any fun without a party! We decided to have a Luau Out for dinner, we didn’t have a whole pig to roast so we did the next best thing…Steak. We tried a new marinade on the steaks and it was delicious, I posted the recipe here.