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Friday, July 31, 2009

Easy Hula Skirt

The summer camp running this week is themed "tropical luau." I am not teaching, but the teacher that is running the camp is doing a great job, especially with this nasty humidity and no air conditioning. I was visiting the other day and she had made some great hula skirts for their luau that is happening today, so I asked if I could share it--Thanks Mrs. S.

For the project you will need:

a drawstring trash bag
decorating material

The first step of this is parent or adult oriented unless you have a great cutter in the family. You want to put slits in the garbage bag. Start at the bottom and go up towards the drawstring--stop cutting about 4-5 inches from the top. Also, run the scissors along the sealed bottom edge and sides. The strips can be any width you are comfortable with. Mine are about 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide.

After you have the strips allow the children to decorate around the top. Mrs. S. had some tropical foam shaped stickers that all the children used. I found some foam leaves at our house. Feel free to use your imagination here.

After everything is done, have the child slip the skirt on. Pull the drawstrings and tie together. Ready for the party!

I don't have any pictures, but the children will be enjoying their skirts, a lei, some pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, and punch with umbrellas. They are going to play coconut bowling. There are some bowling pins and Mrs. S. is going to bring in some coconuts to use for the "ball." She is hoping to be able to open up a coconut for the children when they are finished. Sounds like great fun!

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The Activity Mom said...

Super cute and easy!

Miller Moments said...

What a fun idea!

Bobbi & Noe said...

Great project! What kid doesn't like playing pretend?!

Unknown said...

What a great idea!

Elise said...

Gotta love a no sew skirt! Such a simple, yet effective idea. Thank you for sharing.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I bet the kids had so much fun with those!!