Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hawaii Craft

On August 21st, 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. This will be a great time to make a lei with the family and even share in a tropical dinner. If you can't go to Hawaii, bring Hawaii to you!

For recipes, a good place to start will be Kids Cooking Activities.
They have a variety of recipes for theme dinners with kids and the Hawaiian Luau is no different. I love the recipe for the Creamy Tropical Drinks that are served with little umbrellas.

If your family is not very adventurous, you could always prepare a "Hawaiian Pizza", which is a pizza with tomato sauce, cheese, ham and pineapples. It is always tasty.

For a Hawaiian craft we decided to make a Lei. There are many wats to make leis but since my son is only three we went with an easy craft.

Paper flowers or artificial flowers (with a hole punched in them)
Straws that are cut into 2"-3" pieces

Thread 4 pieces of straws onto your yarn then alternate between one flower and one straw piece until the lei is large enough for you. At teh end, thread on 4 more pieces of straw and then tie the yarn into a knot.

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