Colorful Pasta-and-Leaf Leis DIY Project

Give "aloha!" an autumnal twist: Embellish string necklaces with paper leaves (cut out a big pile with a craft punch) and colorful organic pasta.

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What You'll Need


  • Butcher paper
  • Leaf-shape paper punches (Pictured: Punch Bunch Mega Giant punches, in Maple Leaf and Oak Leaf)
  • Dried pasta shapes, in rainbow colors
  • Bakers’ twine
  • Craft glue


  1. Cut leaves out of butcher paper with punches. Show kids how to sandwich twine between two leaves with glue, and thread twine through pasta or secure it with knots to create necklaces.

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