1. Cut the buttercup crepe paper into 1 3/4 inch strips. (The streamer style goldenrod paper is already approx. 2 inches).
2. Cut both the buttercup and goldenrod paper 1/2 way down through each strip with about 3/8 inch fringe snips.
3. Ruffle the snipped side of each strip with your fingertips to loosen paper before undoing strips. Twist each goldenrod snip (don't twist the buttercup).
4. Hold both colors together (Cut sides together) and start sewing with a big gathering stitch about 1/2 inch from uncut end.
5. When there is a good amount on the string, twist and turn 1/4 turn each time, pushing the paper gently down the string.
6. Continue until you have enough for a head or a neck lei. Tie off the ends of the string.
There, you're done!
Can you make the shaka sign? I can't!
Hold your thumb and pinky finger out. Fold the other fingers down. Shake your hand back and forth. That's the shaka sign.
What does it mean? It means "hello", or "thank you", or "cool", or "right-on," or any nice thing you want it to mean.