How to Make Hawaiian Themed Crafts for Kids

By Tara Dodrill ; Updated September 15, 2017

Things Needed

  • Colored straws
  • Yarn
  • Colored paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Hole punch
  • Bright colored acrylic paint
  • Picture frames
  • Seashells
  • Digital camera and printer
Seashells

Creating Hawaiian themed crafts for kids provides a rainy day activity suited for even very young children. The crafts can also be used as party favors or as festive decorations for group gatherings.

Cut colored straws into 1-inch pieces.

Draw simple flower shapes on colored construction paper.

Cut out flower shapes and set aside.

Cut yarn to desired length.

Punch a hole in the middle of each paper flower.

Slide the construction paper flowers and straw pieces onto the yarn. Alternate straw and flower pieces while beading the necklace.

Tie the yarn ends together and knot securely.

Gather or purchase seashells. You can find inexpensive artificial seashells at craft stores.

Purchase cheap picture frames from a discount retailer.

Paint the picture frames with a bright color of acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry for an hour.

Take photos of the children. Print the photo.

Glue the seashells to desired areas of the frame. Insert the group photo.

About the Author

Tara Dodrill began writing professionally in 1990. She is a travel writer and photographer working for print and online media, primarily covering Florida, ecotourism and off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her writing credits include RUMBUM, Yahoo News, Visit South magazine,and North Carolina Coastal Guide. She studied journalism and education at Ohio University and real estate at Hondros College.