Friday, 12 May 2017

Hawaiian Flower Garland ~Bostik Challenge


This week on Sunday, I had little M, my niece over to spend the afternoon with me. She is really excited because her parents have told her that they are going to Hawaii for their holidays .. She told me she has seen pictures of ladies in grass skirts and flowers in their hair, and she is going to wear a grass skirt and flowers in her hair too when she goes there. I tried to explain to her that ladies don't walk around with grass skirts which was quite amusing to picture but there is a Hawaiian dance that they perform where they wear these grass skirts and put flowers in their hair.

She was really fascinated so we looked up Hawaii on the internet and then made a delicious pineapple and coconut milk smoothie to enjoy. We made the smoothie in my Froothie Optimum 9400, which is so efficient that it only takes 30 seconds to pulse through the ingredients including ice and makes a creamy delicious smoothie in seconds. To see what other things this magic machine does do check out this post

To make the smoothie we added 100 ml coconut milk, 1 cup of ice cubes, 200 grams of fresh pineapples chunks, 3 medjool dates to add sweetness and about 10 almonds to the Optimum 9400 blender and blended the mixture for 30 seconds. The smoothie was absolutely delicious garnished with a sprinkling of chia seeds, a chunk of pineapple and a medjool date.


After our refreshments we looked through the bostik challenge box and found lots of flower and garden themed crafting things. We decided to make Hawaiian flower garlands to wear.


To make the flower garlands you will need:


4 straws of different colours
Precut paper flowers
Green paper
36 inch String or Rafia
Scissors
Bostik Glue
Pencil
Single hole punch

How to make:

1. Cut the straws into 1 inch piece and keep aside.
2. Using the single hole punch , punch holes in the centre of the precut flowers so that we can thread them onto the rafia.


3. On the green card draw a leaf shape approx 1 inch long and cut out 6 leaves.
4. Glue 1 leaf to each flower using bostik glue and leave remaining flowers with out leaves.


5. Take the rafia and thread onto it the flowers alternating the colours and also alternating the ones with leaves and ones without.
6.Use the precut straws as a spacers between the flowers.
7. When all the flowers are threaded on tie both ends on the Rafia to make a garland.


The flower garland is ready to wear.
This craft is suitable  for young children although,adult supervision may be required for using scissors.

Being part of the Bostik 2017 bloggers with Tots100 and Merrily Crafts, I was sent some craft items in a box to create this project.

41 comments:

  1. This looks great and that smoothie does look very good

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  2. Nice DIY jewelry little girls in preschool can do with their teachers or their moms. They will enjoy dancing the hula with these leis.

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  3. I can imagine trying to explain to a child that people ain't walking around daily wearing grass lol.
    The smoothie looks delicious and loving the garland

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  4. What a fab craft I bet your little niece loved making the Hawaiian flower garland. The smoothie sounds and looks delicous

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  5. What a fun activity to do! And the drink looks lush!

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  6. Little girls will surely love this colourful Hawaiian garland. The smoothie is a healthy one too.

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  7. Oh wow my daughter is obsessed with Moana so I feel a themed tea coming on for her where we dress up and drink smoothies!!

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  8. This looks like such a lot of fun. My daughter would have loved to make this when she was younger.

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  9. I love the flower garland, when i was in Hawaii there were loads just like this x

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  10. those smoothies sound absolutely delicious, coconut in a smoothie is always good

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  11. That is super cool! A great little tutorial and a great idea. We could make something like this when Sylvia dresses up as Moana.

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  12. The smoothie sounds so nice! I love the flower garland craft too!

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  13. That is such a lovely, colourful garland. I bet she loved wearing it.

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  14. I love the smoothie recipe! Coconut milk has its own natural sweetness which would work really well with pineapples and dates. I am making this tomorrow! Thank you for sharing this recipe for the most refreshing and delicious smoothie I have seen today.

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  15. Love how easy it is to make the flower garland, and with common materials too! You can even cut your own flowers for differences in shapes.

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  16. What a lovely activity preceded by a tasty cocktail. I'll bet she was really looking forward to her Hawaii trip a whole lot more by the end of the project. I should try this activity with my niece also.

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  17. Oh what a sweet time u gals have. Its so fun to prepare the little one before their holiday, that add up so much excitement to anticipate for the holiday.

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  18. What a lovely idea! I normally end up doing crafty bits with my niece as well x

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  19. Oh how wonderful that they are taking M to Hawaii that is so exciting I would love to go! I love the sound of the flower garland and that drink sounds perfect for a Hawaii theme x

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  20. What a lovely theme for your afternoon - she will have learned so much from you tapping into her interests like that!

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  21. Smoothie looks lush. How innovative with the flower garland - love it and looks fab :) x

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  22. I love this idea so much - I'm thinking about a Hawaiian themed party for my 30th, so this would be perfect :) x

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  23. I can imagine your niece wearing her garland all the way to Hawaii. Its so cute. Love the smoothie sweetened with dates. What a refreshing drink.

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  24. This looks like a great colourful garland, the smoothie looks quite nice too

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  25. Your smoothie sounds delicious, super tropical! I love the flower garland, too, what a fun craft :)

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  26. Aww bless her! I'd love to visit Hawaii! This garland turned out fantastic! I love it!

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  27. These look like so much fun to make. I'll be bookmarking this for my Brownie group :)

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  28. Can I have some of the smoothie? Pineapple and coconut milk are an interesting mix. The garland looks cute too.

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  29. That smoothie looks delicious and the recipe is one that I can certainly try thanks to its simplicity. Craving a smoothie now.

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  30. The smoothie looks absolutely delicious. And the flower garland looks like a fun project that my daughter would love.

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  31. The flower garland looks really beautiful. It can make an excellent token or gift.

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  32. It really looks great and I love this for being so creative. Glad you share this with us

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  33. Wow, what an artistic idea. I like all of them and really interesting. The flower garland reminds me of my childhood cause my friends and I usually make a flower garland before where I was in grade school.

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  34. Lovely craft activity! I think this would be a lot of fun to do wit my little cousins. Love it!

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  35. This is such a cute idea for the summer. I would actually wear one of these!!

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  36. That's a fun way to engage the kids and a very healthy way to keep them nourished as well. Then a nice summery recipe. I'll try that out!

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  37. Yum! Love the smoothie and the adding of almond sounds even better! The garland looks lovely a nice beginning of your niece trip to Hawaii. She must be delighted to have it.

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  38. What a lovely introduction to her Hawaii holiday!

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  39. Oh you do spoil your niece. Lovely smoothies with almonds and dates and then fun time making pretty garlands.

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  40. The garlands looks so pretty & it is so easy to make. That smoothie also looks so delicious!!

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  41. Oh that looks so pretty & super easy to make :-) thank you for sharing this!

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