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    Aloha, coordinators and seniors in aged care! Today, we’re embarking on a delightful crafting adventure that will transport us to the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant colors and sweet scents of the islands as we go through the Hawaiian Lei Craft Activity for Seniors.

    group of seniors dressed in Hawaiian theme while eating

    Crafting a Hawaiian Lei

    This cheerful craft is not only a feast for the eyes but also a wonderful way to engage your creativity and brighten your day. Challenge your inner artists and channel the spirit of Hawaii as you create your own colorful Hawaiian Leis with us!

    elderly baby boomer making Hawaiian lei

    Because we care for you, we offer you a Free and Downloadable PDF of this activity is available at the bottom of this page. Check it out!

    Hawaiian Lei Craft Materials

    Making a Hawaiian lei is a simple yet rewarding activity that anyone can enjoy. With just a few materials and a dash of creativity, you’ll soon have a beautiful lei to adorn yourself with or share with a friend. You can find these materials in your local store or even inside the facility.

    Materials needed for Hawaiian Lei Craft for Seniors
    • Colorful flowers (real or artificial)
    • String or yarn
    • Scissors
    • Optional: beads or seashells for embellishments

    Step-by-Step Guide

    1. Begin by selecting your flowers. Choose a variety of colors and sizes to create a visually appealing lei.

    fake flowers

    2. Cut a length of string or yarn to your desired length, keeping in mind that the lei will need to fit comfortably around your neck.

    rolled string
    string cut by scissors

    3. Tie a knot at one end of the string to create a loop for hanging.

    tied string

    4. Thread the flowers onto the string, alternating colors and sizes to create a balanced look.

    fake flower thread onto the string
    a bunch of fake flowers thread onto the string

    5. Once you’ve threaded all your flowers, tie a knot at the other end of the string to secure the lei.

    tying Hawaiian Lei

    6. After adding the desired decorations, cut the excess string or yarn for a cleaner Hawaiian Lei look.

    cutting excess string to Hawaiian Lei

    7. Give your lei a gentle shake to fluff up the flowers and ensure they’re evenly spaced.

    a purple Hawaiian Lei

    DIY Hawaiian Lei Craft Video

    If you are out of ideas, stuck, or having troubles with crafting your Hawaiian lei, here’s a video that we found that might be helpful for you! Recharge your creativity and draw inspiration from it.

    Where to Use Your Crafted Lei

    Once you’ve completed your Hawaiian lei, the possibilities are endless! Wear it proudly around your neck during Hawaiian events. It’s ideal for activities like Hawaiian Armchair Travel, Hawaiian Costume Parties, and alike! You can also gift your lei to a friend or loved one as a thoughtful gesture of friendship and aloha.

    Seniors playing ukulele while dressed in Hawaiian Themed outfit

    Armchair Travel to Hawaii

    Craving for more Hawaiian thrill? Check out our Armchair Travel to Hawaii! Exclusive to premium members, we will transport you and tour you to the beautiful islands of Hawaii without you leaving your home. Sit tight and discover the beauty of Hawaii with us. ✨

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    Key Takeaway

    Crafting a Hawaiian lei is a delightful activity that brings joy, creativity, and a taste of the tropics to seniors in aged care. So why not gather your materials, channel your inner island spirit, and let your imagination soar as you create your own beautiful lei? Remember, with a little bit of aloha, anything is possible!

    Three elderly lady dressed in Hawaiian themed outfits
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    Download your printable PDF copy of Hawaiian Lei Craft – Activity for Seniors