A Hawaiian Lei reminds me of summer... the cool breezes, flowers in bloom and sounds of the waves crashing on the beach. And, whenever I'm doing a craft with my kids, I like to teach them something at the same time. So, here is the definition of "Lei" according to Wikipedia:
Lei is a Hawaiian word for a garland or wreath. More loosely defined, a lei is any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn. The most popular concept of a lei in Hawaiian culture is a wreath of flowers draped around the neck presented upon arriving or leaving as a symbol of affection. In modern times, a lei is usually given with a kiss - a custom which began in World War II.
Here's how your kids can make a colorful lei.
Is that so pretty?